Found: A 30m high unmapped waterfall

Travis Easton

Boronia, Australia

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Yesterday 20/11/12 I did my usual weekly waterfall hunt and to my delight found a truly massive unmapped drop. I’m a pretty seasoned waterfall hunter now but it is pretty rare to find such a substantial unmapped drop. All up it was 30m high in three steps, 11m, 5m and 14m (I measue my finds with a laser distance measurer). The lowest 14m drop being the one featured in this picture with the upper tiers just visible in the top of the frame (there wasn’t much in the way of vantage points so I was very close to it so the upper tiers are a bit obscured).

Never ceases to amaze me how incomplete in regard to waterfalls the cartography is around Melbourne but then again I suppose in relative terms it’s only been 177 years since Europeans who make maps have been here. It does makes me wonder whether all/ many of these drops were included in the Kulin song lines, sadly though this information has died with it’s custodians so we’ll never know.

For full details of this and 200 other waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne you will need to wait for the release of my next book ’Melbourne’s Waterfalls – 200 waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne’. Yesterday I ordered my second proof so am getting closer to production standard (that and I need to find nine more waterfalls but they are coming hard and fast at the moment), hopefully it will be out in late 2013.

A full journal of this drop is here

Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 16mm
Filter: Circular Polariser
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 0.8 sec
Aperture: f/16
WB: Auto
When: 4:58pm on 20/11/2012

For more shots from this area check out my Melbourne’s Waterfalls gallery.

$30 a month from photography sales donated to the Wilderness Society

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