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Horizontal Falls

King Sound Via Derby | Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Western Australia 6728, Australia
+61 8 9192 1172
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Located deep within Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago are the Horizontal Waterfalls. Massive tidal movements create a waterfall effect as water banks up against one side of the narrow cliff passage, to be repeated again on the turning tide. The twin gaps are part of the McLarty Ranges, which have two ridges running parallel approximately 300 metres apart. The first and most seaward gap is about 20 metres wide and the second, most spectacular, gap is about 10 metres wide. The falls can only be reached by boat or plane
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King Sound Via Derby | Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting Broome or Derby in Western Australia, you must book yourself on a tour to see the Horizontal Falls. Words can't explain the scenery around this area and the rush of being in the jet boat riding through the falls. You really...More

Thank GeorgeandShelly
Reviewed 5 days ago

Horizontal Falls viewed from a jet boat in Australia's magnificent North West. Access via Kimberley Expeditions cruising from Broome to Darwin.

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sir Richard Attenborough said in 2013 that these were one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. They are located deep withing Talbot Bay and though called waterfalls are really, incredible tidal movements going through two gaps, just 300m apart, in the McLarty ranges....More

Thank AucklandBruce
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay and the Buccaneer Archipelago is one of the true wonders of WA. This location is a must for all those wanting to explore our beautiful state.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being picked up from our accommodation by bus, we took a 30 minute seaplane over the most interesting landscape to the houseboats at the Falls. We lost count how many times we passed through the falls on the jet boat for the most thrilling...More

Thank 51merilyn
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is a true wonder of Western Australia. The tour is a fantastic way to see some of these wonderful sights in a day. Please be sure to leave a review for the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow and Wow , We found the crew Adrian Ben Emily and our Beautiful Shani made us all feel at home, each day just got better and better. We had 4 nights 5 days could have stayed a few more. Don't think about it...More

Thank Anne F
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is an amazingly spectacular location, everyday is as good if not better that the next with so many beautiful places to visit. Please be sure to leave a review for the operators at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this experience. Have wanted to do it for a long time and finally got the opportunity. We did the full day with the drive up stopping twice on the way, including breakfast and an early morning tea. Then a seaplane flight out over...More

Thank Sandra S
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

The Horizontal Falls and Talbot Bay is a truly wonderful place to experience. Whether scenic flight, charter boat or Helicopter tour this is a spectacular part of the Kimberley. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I and two friends had the pleasure of taking part in this adventure of a lifetime. The complete trip was so wonderfully organised that the complete day ran like clockwork and all activities were memories that we will never forget. We were...More

Thank Scott L
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

The Horizontal Falls and Talbot Bay is a truly wonderful place to experience. Whether scenic flight, charter boat or Helicopter tour this is a spectacular part of the Kimberley. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Rocked into Derby without a booking for the Horizontal Falls, luckily managed to get a seat 3 days later. I had seen this on TV and it has been a bucket list item ever since. The whole day was an outstanding experience, the flight out...More

Thank Randy J
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is an amazing sight seeing gem. This is definitely a bucket list location. Please be sure to leave a review with the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Tour Operator.

Reviewed August 18, 2017

We were on a 10 day cruise in the Kimberly and this was our last stop. There is so much water pouring through a tiny space

Thank lisa w
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

The Horizontal Falls and many other locations along the Kimberley coast gives you an amazing insight to the power of the tide. Cruising is one of the many ways you can experience this lovely area.

Reviewed August 17, 2017

4 days on a luxury boat from Broome to the horizontal falls. Spectacular unspoiled ,just nature. It seems so vast but on the map we just saw a speck. Horizontal falls is stunning the movement and colour of the water almost outdone by the spectacular...More

Thank Carol B
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is a truly stunning part of Australia, with charter boats giving tourists more access to some of these untouched and little seen areas.

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Gwyneth D
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Derby_Visitor_Centre | Property representative |
The Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures do not operate over neap tides when the variance between high and low tide is at the minimum. The Falls only need a couple of meters of movement for the falls to become effective but... More
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Jules T
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Derby_Visitor_Centre | Property representative |
If you are wanting just a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls then the operator in Derby is Northwest Bush Pilots. If you are wanting to seaplanes where you land in Talbot Bay and then have the boats through the falls... More
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pauline s
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Derby_Visitor_Centre | Property representative |
Yo can go from either Broome or Derby. Broome offer a 1/2 day tour or Full day, out of Derby you can do a Day tour or a Overnight tour. see their website for more details.
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