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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  • I don't want to 'poo poo' something that could be incredible (the photos on here are) but we drove out there from Hamilton excited to see them and there was no water falling. You could see a green mos...  more »
  • Lovely place to stop and visit. Beautiful scenery! Well worth taking a picnic lunch and stopping here.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful gem that is tucked away from the main road. Some steep stairs but well worth the effort both down to the bottom and along to the top.
  • Beautiful location with different viewing platforms. It has a barbecue area for those wanting to eat and also has a swimming hole at the bottom of the falls that some locals will use during summer.
  • Make sure to follow the trail and view the back lookout over the top of the falls The new trees almost completely the falls at the front viewing point (seriously needs pruning) Good views from at bottom of the stairs Great views from above falls
  • 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.
  • Saw some Tiger snakes around the area.

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