Colours of Spencer Creek

My friend Nigel Banks and I headed to Spencer Gorge in Hamilton to get us a waterfall fix. Our destination – Webster Falls. The falls used to be easily accessed to from the Webster’s Falls parking lot but a few years ago they closed the stairwell that led down to the base of the waterfall.  That left only one option to get to the base – hike the 2km from further downstream.

Spencer Creek

Spencer Creek

With Autumn still kicking around and most of the leaves hanging on for dear life to their branches it was well worth the hike upstream. There were many opportunities to stop and photograph our surroundings which made the walk take just a “squidge” longer than it should have (okay a lot longer – but who’s counting?).

Webster's Falls

Webster’s Falls

Webster’s Falls never disappoints, with its two level drop and good flow there is no bad time of year to come here. Which is why it was so popular before they closed the stairwell. Hopefully one day soon they will replace the stairs and reopen the area.

Looking Downstream from the Falls

Looking Downstream from the Falls

But it is nice to have the time alone here without any crowds so we can just do our thing and take our time about it.