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Minni Ha Ha Falls, Blue Mountains, cP03

ABOUT: An iconic 45 foot approx: waterfall which drops in two stages into a lovely green pool. Best after rain and good shots can be had right at the side of the drop pool only. Few shots on the trail on the way down. Not to be confused with the more famous Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis USA (The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow) this was christened by a victorian settler in Katoomba, Australia in 1889 who was a fan of Longfellow Рbefore that, the area was a sacred site and important for Aboriginal women. Another US reference is the fact that the source of this and other falls is called Yosemite Creek, in fact the region here is called Yosemite (I wonder if that same settler named that as well?). Any how, an lovely 30 minute walk down to the pool.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: For blurry soft water a tripod and a 16mm ish lens is ideal for full coverage and consider a vertical panorama using something like a 35mm.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: Park at the Minnehaha car park and follow the designated trail for about 25-35 mins. The last section drops steeply on steel stairs and makes a sharp left turn into the gully, but make sure you go all the way to the pool. 2.7km return.

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