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ABOUT: A popular route for waterfall fanatics taking in order, Burgess, Oakland and Horseshoe Falls or reversed depending on where you park. Oakland and Horseshoe, allow you to get behind the cascades for some dramatic shots looking out and they are not too slippy. As usual these falls come to life after a good 2-3 days of heavy rain, so expect a trickle if there has been no rain for a week or so.

Burgess Falls

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: Tripod & wide lenses a must. Consider a neutral density filter too for long exposures of 5-10s. As you can get close to the falls a good wide angle 17 to 35 is a must and bring a good lens cloth as the falls spray can get on your filters.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: There are two ways to access this trio of falls. For Horseshoe Falls first park on Oaklands road east of the falls and take the 450m or so easy track, which goes past a few smaller falls too. Burgess is about another 10 minutes down the trail and depending on time you could skip Burgess and return on the same track.

Horseshoe Falls

To do Burgess first, park at the small layby area on Winbourne Road, take the route which is on the other side of the road from this small parking bay. It goes downhill through a wood for 15 mins and then follows the river down to each of the falls. You could walk out the other side on the map above so you don’t have to double back, but you need two cars ideally.