A waterfall experience in one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth is a moment in time you’ll remember forever.
Experience the thrill of nature’s watery cascades surrounded by dramatic gorges millions of years in the making.
The replenishing Tropical Summer rains send waterfalls thundering and cascading throughout the Kimberley, creating inviting plunge pools and enchanting oases of plant and animal life. The best time of year to catch the waterfalls is early in the year, but you'll also find a number of spring-fed falls and swimming spots that flow year-round.
Visit the Kimberley waterfall hotspots around Kununurra, along the Gibb River Road and on the coast. To get to some of the more remote waterfalls you'll need to take a scenic flight or cruise; many others can be reached by road.
While record rainfall has caused extensive flooding in parts of the Kimberley region, most of the North West remains open and unaffected. 2023 is still a great year to explore our region and witness some truly incredible Wet Season Waterfalls!
Don’t cancel your dream adventure – The Kimberley is still open for business.
Waterfall Season with Kimberley Experiences
Experience the magic of a Kimberley waterfall season in 2023 with this 4 night, 5 day trip:
- Witness the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range from above
- Swim in the iconic infinity pool at Lake Argyle Resort
- Enjoy a heli adventure to a waterfall unreachable by any other means
- Explore the surrounds of Kununurra by 4WD, including visiting a secret waterhole
From $2,286 per adult (twin-share)
Last Minute Special Offer at Berkeley River Lodge - 5 nights all-inclusive package for $3,299pp*
Enjoy an incredible experience at Berkeley River Lodge, including luxury villa accommodation for two, all meals and unlimited beverages* (excludes premium wine, top-shelf spirits and cocktails), daily activities (excludes helicopter tours) and return air transfers via Kununurra to Berkeley River Lodge. Travel Dates: 17/03/23 - 30/04/23. Subject to availability and limited spots remaining. To book please call or email Berkeley River Lodge at 08 7922 6198 or email@example.com
Wet Season Spectacular with Outback Spirit
Depart in February and March 2024 on an incredible Wet Season journey with Outback Spirit. With 2 nights at Faraway Bay and 3 nights at Outback Spirit's Ngauwudu Safari Camp at the Mitchell Plateau (Ngauwudu), your itinerary includes scenic flights, ground tours waterfalls viewing and ancient Aboriginal Art sites.
Kununurra Visitor Centre
Speak to the friendly experts at Kununurra Visitor Centre to book your own Kimberley waterfalls adventures - tours, accommodation and more!
From December to March, HeliSpirit offers a very special tour to the Bungles - the only way to access Purnululu National Park in the 'Wet Season'! Departing from Kununurra, land at Cathedral Gorge carpark for a private guided walk into the gorge. Depending on rainfall, you may see water cascading from the top of the gorge and might even have time for a swim!
When waterfall season hits, talk to Lake Argyle Cruises for some amazing ways to experience this special time of the year on the lake, including lake transfers for hikers to places like Revolver Falls, sunset cruises, private charters, and exploring by dinghy, canoe, kayak or on your own BBQ pontoon.
With two great seasonal waterfalls tours to choose from, a scenic flight with Kimberley Air Tours will take you to see some wet season wonders! The Revolver Falls and Lake Argyle Air Adventure tour gives you an incredible aerial view of Lake Argyle and the surrounds of Kununurra, while the King George Falls Coastal Adventure will whisk you away to the northern Kimberley Coast. Both tours take place in March 2023.
Take a 2 hour scenic flight from Kununurra over the magnificent Bungle Bungle Range. This year round tour from Aviair offers spectacular views of the Bungles during Wet Season, as well as Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine and Ord River Irrigation Area, the Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and the Bow River.
Enjoy a scenic flight to the Bungles, taking in Elephant Rock, Lake Argyle and more. Land in the national park to visit a secret spring in the ranges for a picnic and a swim! Departing Kununurra, this tour is available year-round, with spectacular waterfalls after the rains in February and March.
Take a half-day tour to the Spring Creek waterholes with Smithy! At the end of the 4WD track you'll be rewarded with a refreshing swim in this year round waterhole.
Getting to Kununurra to begin your waterfall adventure in 2023
Fly or Drive from Darwin and the NT
Darwin to Kununurra
Air North flies from Darwin to Kununurra on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Drive via the Victoria Highway from the Northern Territory to Kununurra.
Updates on travel conditions and road closures due to flooding
Works to restore road access throughout the Kimberley are underway; while it will take time to build a permanent new bridge over the Fitzroy River a number of temporary measures are being developed to allow for river crossings. Find out more here.
There's a wide range of accommodation in Kununurra, from hotels to self-contained apartments and chalets, and caravan parks. Choose from the selection below, and click through to see all places to stay in Kununurra.
The area around Kununurra is home to a number of beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes, some seasonal, some spring-fed. Take a short drive to easily accessible Molly Springs, the Grotto or Black Rock Falls. Other waterfalls require a hike to reach them, still others are accessible only by helicopter or boat.
Kimberley Coast Waterfalls
Getting to Kununurra
Travel earlier in the season to experience the Kimberley waterfalls at their best.
Flights to Kununurra
Air North flies from Perth to Kununurra on Tuesday and Saturday, Broome to Kununurra on Friday and Sunday, and Darwin to Kununurra on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
If a drive adventure is the trip for you, follow the Great Northern Highway from Broome and through the outback towns of Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek. From the Northern Territory, take the Sturt Highway to the border with Western Australia, and follow the Victoria Highway to Kununurra.
Waterfalls along the Gibb
Plan Your Trip
Enjoy this action-packed 6-day itinerary of Kununurra, Lake Argyle and the surrounding areas. Allow yourself extra time to enjoy all the sights at your…