Nigretta Falls, Hamilton

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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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  • Well worth a visit. Has several viewing areas and the fit can use the stairs to climb down to the river. Best time viewing is winter/spring to see some spectacular cascading water. Link your visit wit...  more »
  • Not far from Hamilton the falls are a nice place to visit.. The gardens are great to wander around and relax  more »
  • The waterfall is impressive and can be viewed from two viewing areas. There is an area close by where you could enjoy a picnic lunch if desired.  more »
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  • The waterfalls themselves are much more extravagant than that of the nearby Wannon Falls, but the sorroundings and park space aren't as big. There isn't as much viewing locations, but what little there is to offer, do offer you a good sight to see.
  • Good amount of water flowing when we were there, and got some nice photos.
  • Great place for scenery, multiple viewing locations and pet friendly 😀
  • Always a beautiful spot to visit
  • We visited after the high rainfall. What a spectacular sight. Great viewing platforms and easy access right from carpark to first platform. Second platform requires easy walk to top of falls and you can also walk down steep stairs to bottom of the falls.

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