Norfolk Island Waterfalls
Release date: 17 January 2017
Cascade Creek is one of Norfolk Island’s few permanent streams. Along with its tributaries, its catchment area covers almost one-fifth of the island and is an important home for native wetland flora and fauna. When it rains, high flows produce two main waterfalls: Cockpit Waterfall and Cascade Creek Falls.
Cockpit Waterfall is located inland, around 100 metres from the sea. Also known as Cockpit Falls, and a popular destination for tourists, it is located within Cascade Reserve, an area of more than 30 hectares along the northern coast of Norfolk Island. Cascade Creek continues to flow past Cockpit, over the reddish-brown cliffs and into the beach at Cascade Bay, to produce Cascade Creek Falls.
This stamp issue showcases the contrasting scenery at each waterfall – green vegetation and pine-topped hills at Cockpit and the rocky coastline at Cascade Bay, using photography by Ian Rolfe.
$1 Cockpit Waterfall
$2 Cascade Creek Falls
- First day cover (gummed and minisheet)