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Chasm Falls

Chasm Falls is a delightful small fall on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, accessed through the small town of Meander.

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Lower Chasm Falls on Smoko Creek in Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers

Behind the scenes of the shot above 🙂

The falls are accessed from the very end of Smoko Road, where you need to cross the Mother Cummings Rivulet on foot, which could be a significant challenge, if not impossible, during higher water levels than our visit a few days ago.

A dilapidated old signpost is doing its best to point you in the right direction…

It took us just less than an hour to reach the first of the three falls, and we spent a very leisurely couple of hours in this serenely beautiful location. The moss and the greenery was fantastic, and I kept a close eye out for fungi but saw very little. No doubt in another month or so it will be very different!

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This is the first of three falls along Smoko Creek.

The water level was quite low, meaning it was fairly easy to hop around on the exposed rocks in front of the falls and capture a couple of compositions which wouldn’t be possible during heavy water flows.

Lower Chasm Falls, beautiful green moss and low water made for some interesting compositions.

This is my second visit to the region. My first trip was quite a few years ago now, to the Mother Cummings Rivulet. There are many more waterfalls to see in this area, so one thing’s for sure – it won’t be my last visit!

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