Monday, 21 September 2015

Govett's Leap (also called Bridal Veil Falls), Blue Mountains National Park

A high plunge waterfall off the sandstone escarpments into the Grose Valley, near Blackheath, NSW.
Notes: Well signposted at Blackheath, NSW. Well established viewing areas including walks to the base and top of the falls.
Charles Darwin visited this lookout.
"About New Zealand, at last I am coming round & admit it must have been connected with some Terra firma; but I will die rather than admit Australia." - Charles Darwin (August 1863, an argument at Kew Gardens)
Charles Darwin stood here and looked out across this valley in the Blue Mountains in 1836. A little further on he came to Govett's Leap. He tried hard to understand the country, but thirty years after leaving the place forever, he admitted defeat.


Detail, top of fall











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