Nigretta Falls

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Nigretta Falls is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river. Nigretta Falls also occur where meltwater drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf.

Nigretta Falls are a natural source and are ideal for sleep and masking distracting sounds.

Listening to a Nigretta Falls is a great way to wash your daily worries away: close your eyes or lie down, and let the natural sounds permeate your mind.


The Nigretta Falls, previously known as the Upper Wannon Falls, 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

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.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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