Nigretta Falls

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Nigretta Falls
20090927 Nigretta Falls - Victoria - Australia.JPG
Nigretta Falls
Nigretta Falls is located in Victoria
Nigretta Falls
Location of the Nigretta Falls in Victoria
LocationGrampian, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates37°39′22″S 141°55′28″E / 37.65611°S 141.92444°E / -37.65611; 141.92444Coordinates: 37°39′22″S 141°55′28″E / 37.65611°S 141.92444°E / -37.65611; 141.92444
Number of dropsnumerous
WatercourseWannon River

The Nigretta Falls,[1] previously known as the Upper Wannon Falls,[2] are waterfalls located in the Southern Grampians Shire, approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. The falls are fed by the Wannon River that has its head waters in the Grampians mountains.

Location and features[edit]

The 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 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) 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.[3] 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cheng, Johnny T. "Nigretta Falls". World of Waterfalls. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Nigretta Falls (entry 122583)". VICNAMES. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  3. ^ Grimes, Ken. "Wannon & Nigretta Falls" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  4. ^ Bird, Rod. "HFNC weed control work at Nigretta Falls Scenic Reserve" (PDF). Retrieved 19 September 2012.

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