La La Falls, Warburton

In keeping with one of my new year resolutions to visit at least one new place each month, hubby and I spent a little over an hour driving to Warburton during the long weekend. We had about an hour an a half to spare before meeting up with my parents and brother at the Blue Lotus Water Garden, so we decided to go on a short walk to La La Falls.

It was already about 9:30am when we arrived on Irruka Road, but we were the only ones in sight. Once we got down from the car, I immediately felt like I was being swallowed up by the splendour of the forest. It was full of tall, towering trees where you needed to tilt your head as far back as you could to see the top.

We walked through many leafy sections which formed a canopy that looked like it belonged in movies.

45 minutes later, we arrived at the waterfall. It was beautiful, especially given the relatively small effort it took to reach it. Along the way, we kept hearing the sounds of the waterfall, and when it was finally in sight, we could only let out a contented sigh. We took several photos to commemorate our successful journey (be careful, the rocks are slippery!) and headed back.

The walk was estimated to be 3.2km and would take about 1 to 1.5 hours. I was so confident we were going to do it in much less but I didn't account for the incline all the way to the falls. At about the 500m mark I was already all puffed out, eep! On the plus side, the journey back to the car was nice and easy. We managed to complete the walk in a little over an hour. 

I've been enjoying all the walks and hikes that we've been on because not only do they bring me to new places, I also get improve on my landscape photography skills. This time, I learnt that even though I have steady hands, I should have brought a tripod along to fully capture the motion of the water. 

Till next time!

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