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Address: Hangar 14 Gus Winckel Road | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9192 1172
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Horizontal Falls are a fast-moving tidal flow through two narrow,...

The Horizontal Falls are a fast-moving tidal flow through two narrow, closely aligned gorges of the McLarty Range, located in Talbot Bay. The direction of the flow reverses with each change of tide. As tides in the Kimberley can reach 10 metres, a peak tide gives rise to a significant difference in the sea level on either side of each gorge. Travelling by land, air and sea - Horizontal Falls offers full and half day tours to experience this natural phenomenon.

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Very professionally run

We were wary about the cost when we first looked into but a couple of different friends had done it and highly recommended it so we bit the bullet and booked ourselves on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wary about the cost when we first looked into but a couple of different friends had done it and highly recommended it so we bit the bullet and booked ourselves on the overnight tour. The whole trip was extremely professionally run from the seaplane flight through to the two speedboat rides, the scenic cruise and the food. As... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, We’re so glad you could join us for an awesome overnight adventure at the Horizontal Falls and beyond. It’s great to know that you loved your tour, and had heaps of fun exploring all that there is to see in the Kimberley region with us. We’re pretty lucky to be situated in such an incredible, isolated location, so we... More 

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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this trip. You get to see some amazing sights when flying over the Buccanear Archipelago! Not to mention the fun on the boat through the 'falls'. I did the lunch tour and the barramundi was 'to die for'. It is however quite expensive, but I felt it was worth the experience

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us. We're stoked to know that you had an amazing experience, and enjoyed exploring the Falls and the Kimberley region with us. Glad you loved the Barra - it's always a winner! Thank you once again, and we hope to see you back out here again... More 

Adelaide
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

After a short scenic flight from Derby, we landed on the water in the floatplane, a new experience. This trip really is as they describe it on their website. The fast boat rides through the horizontal falls were truly thrilling and afterward the relaxing boat trip through the surrounding bays and inlets was peaceful and stunning. The lunch which they... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi John, It's so great to hear that you had an amazing time exploring the Kimberley region and the Horizontal Falls with us earlier this year. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share it with us. We hope you had a ripper time from start to finish, and had... More 

Cookham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We flew to Horizontal Falls from Derby. As soon as we arrived the fun began with a trip on a fast boat to, and over, the falls. Then we fed the local, friendly sharks before having lunch. We took the optional helicopter flight over the falls before going on a boat up the creek. Then two more trips over the... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for joining us out here at the Falls! It's awesome to hear that you had an absolutely ripper time, and we hope it was a non-stop adventure from start to finish for you. We're so happy that we had the chance to introduce you to the Horizontal Falls and the Kimberley region, it's a beautiful place.... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Visiting Horizontal Falls, was a fantastic experience, from the time we were picked up from our accomodation to the time we were dropped off back at home. The customer service was awesome from all of the friendly obliging and knowledgable young staff. I have know problem giving this tour five stars, it was worth every dollar spent.

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Carmel, We're so happy to hear that your trip to the Horizontal Falls was amazing from start to finish. Thank you for taking the time to share your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed meeting our team. The Kimberley region is quite phenomenal, and full of so many amazing sights. We hope loved exploring some of the best... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

An absolute must for everyone put this adventure on your bucket list. We really enjoyed our 4 days at horizontal falls from the seaplane flight to Talbot Bay the awesome staff who made us very welcome and included The adventures including helicopter flights, the rides through the falls,the fishing adventures and exploring the creeks were all amazing. I would recommend... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us. We're so happy to know you had an incredible time on your 4 night adventure! The Kimberley region is just phenomenal, with so many beautiful landscapes to explore. We hope you had an absolute ball from start to finish, and we cannot wait to have... More 

Geraldton, Australia
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108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We flew out of Derby by float plane and landed in beautiful calm waters and disembarked onto the mother ship. Excellent food (Grilled Barra) lots of fruit etc. We boarded high speed boats 900 HP and headed to the falls. Did lots of runs in the morning and again in the afternoon. I would suggest the day trip and not... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your great review! We're so glad you could join us, and it's fantastic to hear that you had a great time on your trip. We hope you enjoyed exploring some of the Kimberley region and the Horizontal Falls with us, and all of the amazing sights in between. We look forward... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

At first I thought this was a lot of money to spend on a 6 hour excursion. How wrong was I. This was money well spent. Spectacular scenery, friendly and informative staff who genuinely want you to get the best from the trip,quality planes and boats. This is a must if you are in Broome or Derby and looking for... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your tour from start to finish and thought it was money well spent. It’s not hard to enjoy the scenery and wildlife we have to offer out in this beautiful part of the Kimberley. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and comments, we really appreciate it! All... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic experience, definitely not to be missed! Time your visit right - we spoke to another couple and they advised the flew from Derby and due to the shorter flight time for more time at the falls. We wanted to do the overnight stay from Derby but were too late in the season. Notwithstanding this we had a fantastic... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome experience with us out at the falls. We are glad you took the time to venture out and see one of the natural wonders of the Kimberley region. Like you mentioned, we certainly do time our tours and excursions to your best interest to be able to see... More 

Katherine, Australia
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57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Group of 4 took the trip...perfect flying, even a Humpback whale popped his head up as we passed Cape Leveque. The Buccaneer Archipelago sea was like glass...amazing reflections. The staff were amazing, breakfast fantastic, and a murky swim with sharks...mmmm not me. The boat ride was amazing but the other members of the group disappointed the advertised wall of water... More 

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HorizontalFalls, Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, What a cool way to start the trip, it’s not everyday you get to see whales out the window of a seaplane! You are truly able to see the magical colours of the kimberley from the air, we hope you enjoyed this experience. Here at Horizontal Falls, we carefully time our tours to ensure our guests have the best... More 

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