Welcome to Cora Lynn Cascades
Location: Great Otway National Park
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
There are two ways to access this location.
The 'easy way' is via Blanket Leaf Picnic Area.
The more scenic way taking about 2-3hrs, is to follow the path up from Phantom Falls. You will need moderate fitness to complete this, as well as plenty of water and appropriate clothing for walking outdoors. please allow plenty of light and time to complete this walk.
A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river.
There are a number of different types of waterfalls. These can include:
- Ledge waterfall: Water descends vertically over a vertical cliff, maintaining partial contact with the bedrock.
- Plunge: Fast moving water descends vertically, losing complete contact with the bedrock surface. The contact is typically lost due to horizontal thrust of the water before it falls. It always starts from a narrow stream.
- Horsetail: Descending water maintains contact with bedrock most of the time.
- Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.
- Tiered/Multi-step/Staircase: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.
- Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.
- Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.
1. Cora Lynn Cascades are comprised of two distinct types of falls. Which two do you see here? I have already given you one.
2. Describe the rock here, in colour and in texture. Bonus points, what kind of rock comprises the waterfall - shale, basalt or scoria? What makes you decide this?
3. What are the height of the falls?
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