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Vanishing Falls
Location South West Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 43°23′33″S 146°38′11″E / 43.39250°S 146.63639°E / -43.39250; 146.63639Coordinates: 43°23′33″S 146°38′11″E / 43.39250°S 146.63639°E / -43.39250; 146.63639
Elevation 390m
Type Ledge
Total height 70 metres (230 ft)
Watercourse Salisbury River

Vanishing Falls is a ledge waterfall in south-west Tasmania, Australia that drains into a sinkhole. It is located on the Salisbury River within the Southwest National Park.

Description

At Vanishing Falls, the Salisbury River flows over a dolerite plateau underlain by limestone. The river flows over the edge of the dolerite sill and drains straight into a cave system in the limestone, a phenomenon attributed to karst processes. The above-ground channel downstream of the plunge pool flows only during floods.

The Salisbury River is a tributary of the New River.

Access

The falls are surrounded by dense scrub and are located in remote wilderness, accordingly there are no designated trails leading to the falls.

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