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Nigretta Falls, Hamilton

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
The Nigretta Falls, previously known as the Upper Wannon Falls, are waterfalls located in the Southern Grampians Shire, approximately west of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. The falls are fed by the Wannon River that has its head waters in the Grampians mountains.Location and featuresThe falls tumble over many rocky outcrops creating several streams of falling water and then drop into a large pool at the base before continuing its journey to the Wannon Falls some downstream. In contrast to the single plunge of the Wannon Falls, Nigretta is a more interesting, multi-channel segmented cascade of smaller drops and bounces guided by patterns of joints in a much older (Devonian) rhyolitic volcanic rock. However, as with the Wannon Falls, the amount of water varies with the time of year - the photo shows a late winter, wet season, view. The Nigretta Scenic Reserve includes parts of the Wannon River Valley which contains representatives of the native plants of the Dundas Tablelands, listed in the reference.
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  • Seeing there had been so much rain and we needed to Mum somewhere whilst visiting Hamilton we thought we might try the Nigretta falls and see how much water was rushing over, WOW, were we surprised, M...  read more »
  • We were there after heavy rain. The falls were huge. There are good walking tracks to viewing points. Well worth a visit 
  • Even when the rains are light, this is a great piece of local scenery to view. But when the rains are heavy, it becomes amazing! With not only a top platform to view from high above, you can always wa...  read more »
  • Fantastic falls, easy access for kids
  • Really nice location, not much to do but take a couple photos though.
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