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Wannon Falls

Wannon Falls

Wannon Falls is an exceptional phenomenon of nature which lies just 20kms from Hamilton.

The formation of the waterfalls resulted from the directional flow of lava to Wannon River, resulting in the spectacular display of waterfall that is seen today.

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A closer look at the falls reveal the presence of an intricate structure made from basalt lava. The water at the falls rushes over this structure to the pool at the bottom; an absolutely breathtaking view.

Downstream, visitors are treated to the sight of rapids as the water carves its way around the gigantic basalt rocks. The viewing platform located at the falls offers amazing views of the land beyond.

Close by, a rotunda displays interpretative media for visitors to the falls. At the rotunda, visitors can learn about the geology specific to this area, the diverse flora and fauna, the rich history of the indigenous Koori people, as well as details about the artists who expressed their creativity in different parts of the area.

There is a campsite on location at the Wannon River, so those who wish to spend the night at Wannon Falls can fall asleep to the sound of rushing water as it plunges into the lake below. The sites are unpowered, but there are non-flushing toilets, picnic tables and the grounds are pet-friendly.

There are also a number of walking trails near to Wannon Falls which range from easy to moderate in difficulty.

The turnoff to Wannon Falls is 19kms west of Hamilton, just off the Glenelg Highway. Wannon Falls and the nearby Nigretta Falls are linked by a scenic road.

Both waterfalls are at their best during June and October. So bring your best walking shoes and come for a stroll around Wannon Falls.

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