ABOUT: One of the most photographed water features in the mountains due to it’s accessibility. A gentle stepped walk from the main car park follows a series of cascades down to a final viewing platform under a rocky overhang. You can get shots on the way down from the bank or from the fenced cave lookout. Consider too the Upper Cascades next to the car park. It is fantastic in mist and early morning, when few other people will be around too. There is a great lookout just a few minutes further over the top of Bridal Veil falls, so don’t mist that.
PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: For smooth water a tripod obviously and a good range of wide angles, but a 24 mm is fine as you cannot get next to the water on the final viewpoints. Higher up you can get next to the falls for low shots, but consider a telephoto to compress the cascades from a few viewpoints. A ND grad to dampen the light from the top recommended.
GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: Park in any of the Leura Cascade parking areas and follow the signs.