Described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”, 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.
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.
Boat Tours through the Horizontal Falls
Take to the air to see the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls in Talbot Bay from the air, before joining a boat tour to take an exhilarating ride through them! Choose to depart from Broome, Cape Leveque or Derby, with overnight options the water 4 day adventures also available.
Scenic flights over the Horizontal Falls
Fly over the Horizontal Waterfalls on a range of half and full day scenic flight itineraries departing from Broome. Choose from scenic flight only options, or tours which include on the ground experiences at Cape Leveque.
Kimberley Coastal Cruises
Visit the Horizontal Falls as part of an Extended Kimberley Coast Cruise