Hughe’s Dale is the only out of seven – eight local dales with water flowing throughout the year.
Tourist path leads to this waterfall and tourists often take a bath under falling streams of clean, cool and drinkable water.
Falls are of religious importance to local Buddhists.
- Image: Tufa Rimstone Pool at Hughe’s waterfall The Dales by veldskoen, accessed 01.01.11.
- Image: Hughe’s Tufa Waterfall a biogeochemical phenomenon by veldskoen, accessed 01.01.11.
- Image: Hugh’s Dale Waterfall Feb 2001 by spider52, accessed 01.01.11.
- Image: Cave at the Dales with rare rock formation by Gordo, accessed 01.01.11.
- Image: Dales walk trail – Crabs climbing the flowstone at the waterfall with their lunch by K&J AS, accessed 01.01.11.
- Image: Dales walk trail – Dales Waterfall by K&J AS, accessed 01.01.11.
|Coordinates:||10.4740 S 105.5611 E|
|Categories:||Waterfalls, Springs, Spring tufa, travertine and other formations|
|Address:||Australia and Oceania, Australia, Christmas Island, western part of the island, lower terrace, second dale from the north|
|Alternate names:||Hugh’s Dale, Hughe’s Tufa Waterfall|
|Height:||10 – 15 m|
Highlights of Christmas island are biological diversity and some interesting features of karst processes.
Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
A romantic desert island… Who first saw and went ashore on Christmas Island will never be known. Where these people came from and when is conjecture though we are almost certain they were Polynesians.
Few migrations are as visually stunning as that of the Christmas Island crab. Crawl alongside one particular crab as it makes its way to the water’s edge, and marvel at this small creature’s big, life-changing journey.