The Bastion Cascades are just one of many hikes in the Meander area and we went to check them out a week or two ago. The weather turned out to be way sunnier than I was expecting which made shooting the waterfall tricky but it was still a great reccie for another visit in the cooler months when there is more water. It also turned out to be my first fungi shoot of the year 🙂
The track starts on Stone Hut Road in the Meander Forest Reserve. There is an old quarry where you can park your car and the first 15-20 mins or so is along the continuation of this road. You have two options for the hike – you can do a loop walk or go direct to the waterfall and back again, which is what we did this particular day. The full loop walk sounds like it would be great – details on that walk are here.
The fungi became apparent quite quickly so this must be an absolute paradise in peak-fungi season. The highlight for me was the purple corals.
The waterfall itself was great. No doubt on a cloudier day and with more water it’d be even more impressive. My favourite shot of the fall ended up being this reflection in the creek of the falls 🙂
I also liked this shot of some of the waterflow. The top of the falls was getting some pretty serious sunlight which made shooting the whole fall tricky.
All in all a good day out, and a great reccie for a future visit 🙂