Horizontal Falls

Described by David Attenborough as “Australia’s most unusual natural wonder." The Horizontal Falls is a natural phenomenon that is as intriguing as it is stunning.

 

In the turquoise water of Talbot Bay, the fast moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range, pushing the water into rapid like formations which rush through the twin gaps at an astonishing rate, producing waterfalls turned on their side.

 

The powerful tides in the Kimberley can reach more than 10 metres and the direction of the flow reverses ensuring the water flows two different ways each day.

How to get there:

Located in the Buccaneer Archipelago this unique waterfall is not accessible by vehicle. You can view the Horizontal Falls from the air with a scenic flight from Broome or Derby all year round.  Get up close with an extended cruise or visit by float plane and land at the Horizontal Falls and hold on tight as you take a thrilling boat ride through the rushing water torrents.

 

While tidal movements are all year round, tour operators can advise on the best times to view the falls as some times are better than others to get the full impact of the rushing waters.

 

Experience the Horizontal Falls with:

 

 APT at the Horizontal Falls

APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures
Take a jet boat ride through the unique Horizontal Falls on an APT Kimberley Coast Cruise. More information and bookings.

 Ahoy Buccaneers

Ahoy Buccaneers

Seek adventure and experience Horizontal Falls with Ahoy Buccaneers Kimberley cruises. More information and bookings.

 

 Broome Aviation - Bell Gorge

Broome Aviation
Broome Aviation’s exclusive Gorgeous Gorges tour highlights Bell Gorge, Windjana Gorge and the Horizontal Waterfalls. More information and bookings.

Aurora Expeditions 

Aurora Expeditions
Explore the Kimberley’s magnificent waterfalls and incredible wilderness on a small-group Kimberley Coast expedition! More information and bookings.

 Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
Let us introduce you to this unspoilt natural wonder of WA. You’ll never forget it! More information and bookings.

The Great Escape Charter Company

The Great Escape Charter Company

The Horizontal Waterfalls are just one of many waterfalls you'll see on a Kimberley cruise with the Great Escape Charter Company! More information and bookings.

Kimberley Quest guests at CathedralFalls

Kimberley Quest

Adventure unfolds on a Kimberley Quest cruise through the islands and waterfalls of the Kimberley Coast. More information and bookings. 

 Horizontal Waterfalls - King Leopold

King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours. More information and bookings.

 

King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours.
King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours.
King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours.
King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours.
King Leopold Air
Be dazzled by the beauty of the Horizontal Falls – Fly the Kimberley with King Leopold Air Scenic Tours.

 Horizontal Falls scenic flight

Kimberley Aviation
Fly our half day Irresistible Islands air safari showcasing the Horizontal Waterfalls, Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque (breakfast or lunch and swim). More information and bookings.

 Coral Princess - King George Falls

Coral Expeditions
Coral Expeditions small ship Kimberley cruises - a great way to experience waterfall season. More information and bookings.

 Kimberley Air Tours

Kimberley Air Tours
'Kimberley Air Tours' view the famous Horizontal Waterfalls on this spectacular air tour departing Broome. More information and bookings.

Waterfall at Datum Bay


Fish N Trips

Take an extended fishing tour with Fish N Trips from Derby and enjoy all that the Buccaneer Archipelago has to offer, including the Horizontal Falls. More information and bookings.

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