Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Air Terjun Indah di Dunia VI

Bagian ke enam menghadirkan sebagian air terjun di Australia dan New Zealand ..

Sutherland Falls
Sutherland Falls is a waterfall near Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island. At 580 metres (1,904 feet) the falls were long believed to be the tallest waterfall in New Zealand. However, Browne Falls cascades 843 metres (2,766 feet) down a mountainside in Doubtful Sound, leading some to view that as the tallest

Stirling Falls, a hanging valley in Milford Sound
Stirling Falls is the other permanent waterfall (Bowen Falls being its counterpart) on the Milford Sound. This one drops 155m below a hanging valley between Elephant Mountain and the Lion Mountain.

Lady Bowen Falls, Milford Sound, New Zealand
The Bowen River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand The river runs south for 8 km, before flowing from a hanging valley to become the 162 m Lady Bowen Falls, and draining into the head of Milford Sound. The falls are named for Diamantina Bowen, wife of George Bowen, the fifth Governor of New Zealand. The falls provide electricity for the Milford Sound settlement by feeding a small hydroelectric scheme, and are also the water source for the settlement.

Marokopa Falls, Waikato, New Zealand
Marokopa Falls is a beautifully symmetric 30m waterfall lies near the famous Waitomo Caves (known for its glow worms lighting up its interior like stars in the night sky; though they're really sinister traps to attract subterranean flies). Along the way, check out the Mangapohue Natural Bridge as well as the Piripiri Cave.

Waipunga Falls, New Zealand
Waipunga Falls is a gorgeous 40m segmented waterfall featuring three parallel columns. During periods of high flow, you might also see its companion waterfall - Waiarua Falls. This is a popular roadside waterfall so expect to share it with plenty of other motorists.

Omaru Falls
Omaru Falls is one those falls that kind of sneaks up on you. On a prior visit to New Zealand, we missed this falls completely, but a roadside sign saying "Scenic Falls 300m" kind of piqued my curiosity regarding which waterfall was in the area. It turned out that the sign wasn't talking about this falls (that was for Madonna Falls which we managed to miss again on our visit 5 years later), but further research on the matter led me to this multi-segmented 35m tall falls. I guess you can say this was a happy serendipity, and I'm sure glad we got a chance to finally see it.

Hunua Falls
"The Hunua Ranges frame the region's southeastern skyline and make up Auckland's largest forested landscape. More than 14,000 hectares of native forest filters about 2300mm of rain annually into four dams, which supply most of Auckland's water. The park itself features tramping tracks, mountain biking, amazing scenery, fishing, swimming pools and waterfalls."

Barron Falls
Barron Falls is where the Barron River makes its descent from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia. Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, the volume of water seen in the photo only occurs after substantial rainfall during the wet season. For much of the rest of the year, little more than a trickle is evident, due in part to the presence of a weir behind the head of the falls that exists to supply the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station located downstream in the gorge proper.

Mitchell Falls
Mitchell Falls is a very beautiful 4-tiered waterfall set deep in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. The cumulative height is roughly 80m making it the second tallest waterfall in the state (at least according to the literature). The stunning backdrop of the red escarpment lands of the Mitchell Plateau and the oasis-like qualities around the falls really makes this one stand out.

The Wallaman Falls
The Wallaman Falls are notable for their single-drop of 305 metres, which is Australia’s highest permanent waterfall. With the addition of additional related minor drops the overall height of the falls is approximately 340 metres. The pool at the end of the waterfall is 20 metres deep. The waterfall is formed by a tributary of the Herbert River, Stony Creek, which plunges over an escarpment in the Seaview Range.

Wollomombi Falls
Wollomombi Falls (pronounced ‘walla mom bee’), from an Aboriginal word, are located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, 40 km due east of Armidale, New South Wales and 1 km off the Waterfall Way. At one time they were believed to be the tallest in Australia. However, recent geographical revisions place them at second or third tallest, depending on the source, after Tin Mine Falls (New South Wales) and Wallaman Falls (near Ingham, Queensland). The Chandler Falls are located to the right of the Wollomombi Falls when viewed from the main lookout. After they join, these rivers are known as the Chandler River and become a tributary of the Macleay River. From the very top to the very bottom the height is approx 220 metres although its biggest drop where the water “falls” is only 100 m.

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls are located on a minor tributary to Lake Pieman, north-east of Zeehan, on West Coast Tasmania, Australia. In historical context - on the route of the former North East Dundas Tramway not far from the old mining town of Williamsford at the foot of Mount Read. With a fall of 104 Metres, the falls are considered to be one of the highest in Tasmania

Ellenborough Falls
Ellenborough Falls is a waterfall on the headwaters of the Ellenborough River in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated in the Greater Taree area and is near Elands and Comboyne, on the Bulga Plateau

Millaa Millaa Falls
The Millaa Millaa Falls are adjacent to the town of Millaa Millaa, on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Millaa Millaa is an Aboriginal word meaning plenty of water or waterfall. A popular destination of international tour operators, the falls are 18.3 metres high with a pool suitable for swimming at their base. The Millaa Millaa Falls are accessed by sealed road off the Palmerston Highway about 5 minutes from the township of Millaa Millaa.


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