La Grande Cascade de la rivière du Château might be not the largest on the island but it is the best known thanks to its relative vicinity to the only inhabited place in this island.
This waterfall is reached by some 2.5 hours walk from Port-aux-Français through a picturesque landscape.
Waterfall consists of several cascades. The most impressive one is the upper cascade falling from a narrow ravine (see image). Lower cascades fall over several steps.
|Coordinates:||49.2788 S 70.1291 E|
|Rating:||(2 / 5)|
|Address:||Antarctic and Sub-antarctic region, Kerguelen Islands, Grande Terre, 10 km to the north-west from Port-aux-Français|
|Height:||~ 150 m|
|River:||Riviere du Château|
The Kerguelens – isolated French islands in the southern Indian Ocean – were the home of the Arch of Kerguelen, a 1,000-foot-tall stone vault that had confounded navigators for centuries. Jean-Paul Kauffmann finds poetry in the isolation and strangely serene beauty of this land far from the hustle of “civilized” life.