Two-way waterfall

Described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world” this unusual natural phenomenon in Western Australia is a waterfall that falls in two directions. The aptly named Horizontal Waterfall is formed…

when water pours horizontally through two narrow gorges, about 300 metres (980 ft) apart […] The falls occur after water backs up behind the range during tidal flows in each direction, when tides of up to 10 metres (33 ft) regularly occur. The seaward gap is about 20 metres (66 ft) in width, while the landward one is about 10 metres (33 ft). The natural phenomenon is created as seawater builds up faster on one side of the gaps than the other, creating a waterfall up to 4 metres (13 ft) With each change of the tide, the direction of the falls reverses.

Nature’s pretty cool, isn’t she?

Australia's Distinctive Landform Features
From: All Australian Website

9 comments on “Two-way waterfall

  1. Nature is very cool, indeed! Thanks for sharing, AJ. I did not know something like this existed!


  2. Wow, that’s really amazing! And such a beautiful location!

    • It’s stunning, isn’t it! You can only access it via a formal tour, so the area stays this beautiful.

      • I think more natural places are going to need to do that, because the marauding hordes cause a lot of damage even without meaning to!

  3. Nature is stranger than fiction, it has spent millions of years at it. Writers just feel like it took that long.

    • And if a writer tried to include some of these things, it’s likely we’d be told it was too fantastical!

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