This is a waterfall placed at upstream of Arabara
River, which is located southward from Sonai Village. This waterfall
is called Mitara Falls because Arabara River flows to Mitara Beach; however,
there are not any waterfalls in Mitara River which is located further southward.
Mitara Falls is quite vertical and about 10 meters
high, it can be regarded as a miniature of Pinaisara. The basin of the waterfall does not develop very much.
Since we have no access road to Mitara Falls, we have
to climb along the stream of Arabara River. There are some paddy
fields northeastward from Mitara Bridge placed at the Mitara River estuary.
We enter a footpath between the fields and go down the Arabara River.
We have almost no problem to walk there because there is a little
water flow in general. Walking for a while, and we can see a steal
aqueduct for a water supply, and there we will go up along the stream.
In our way to the waterfall, as large rocks interrupt the stream, we should
detour them by entering mountain bush. It is not long a distance
to the waterfall, we can get to the waterfall after trekking for about
100m from the aqueduct. This spot is included in the maniac courses
because there is no access road, but it may not be difficult to access
for skilled people because this is located near the villages.
You can watch a movie of Mitara Falls by Windows Media
format (wmv) streaming file. It is played by Windows Media Player.
Mitara Falls (1,516 KB, 33 seconds)