Following the Glenelg Highway to our next town, we noticed a brown tourist sign to Wannon Falls.
We didn't have far to go from the highway and we were at the falls which are located on the Wannon River.
As it was Autumn, there was hardly any water going over them. I have seen photo's of them in Winter, and they are really impressive when there is plenty of water.
There is a koala reserve, a sports area, a playground and picnic bbq area. Kangaroos can be seen early morning and at dusk, and if you are lucky, a Powerful Owl!
You can go swimming and fishing.
Several viewing platforms have been carved out of the cliff face.
Coleraine had really gone downhill since our last visit. Lots and lots of shops had closed their doors, and the old buildings were deteriorating. A shame, as these are a part of Austalian history.
I walked under the old wooden verandahs, peering through the windows which had stained glass above the main glass windows, this was the custom when they built shops long ago.
Nothing I could see inside, business closed.
The old blacksmith's shop is still in the same original form as it was built in1888.
It was built by Matthew Cooke to replace a previous blacksmith's which was destroyed by a storm. You will see his name above the door. It still has the original equipment and the earthen floor. The large doors of the skillion were for the access of horse-drawn vehicles and other equipment.
Only open by appointment.