Waterfall is located in the largest rainforest of Polynesia – in the southern slope of Central Savai’i Rainforest. Falls could be reached from Sili village, but the walk is hard – the forest is nearly impenetrable thus the walk mostly goes by the river.
Falls have formed on a stream which starts in the saddle between Mount Te’elagi (1617 m) and Mount Mafane (1000 m) in Tuasivi Ridge. The stream slides down along a nearly vertical cliff, descending into a narrow valley with lush rainforest. For the most part of the time, it rains here.
- John Mittermeier. Searching for Samoa’s Mysterious Moorhen. Chase Coggins Memorial Fund.
- Flickr images of Sinaloa Waterfall by John Mittermeier. Accessed on November 27, 2011.
Sinaloa Waterfall on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||13.6480 S 172.4249 W|
|Where is located?||Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, Samoa, Palauli, central – southern part of Savai’i Island, some 13 km north from Sili village|
|Height:||approximately 180 – 250 m|
History of Samoa, Settlement of Samoans, Culture and tradition, Introduction to the history of Samoa: The following discussion focuses on Samoa since European contact. For additional treatment in a regional context, see Pacific Islands, history of. Early period Polynesians traveling in outrigger canoes arrived in the Samoan archipelago about 1000 bc, as indicated by Lapita pottery shards found in Mulifanua Lagoon on Upolu.
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