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Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

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Broome, Australia
About Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
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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Horizontal Falls Full-Day Tour from Broome 4x4 & Seaplane

The Horizontal Falls were described by David Attenborough as one of the ‘greatest wonders of the natural world’ and lie just north of Broome. On this action-packed tour, discover the dramatic coastline by land, sea, and plane. Explore the Dampier Peninsular in a 4WD, take a thrilling boat ride through the Horizontal Falls, then soar over the Buccaneer Archipelago in a seaplane and enjoy a water landing in Talbot Bay.
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10 hours
from $727.49

Horizontal Falls Half-Day Tour from Broome

In the Buccaneer Archipelago, tides change so dramatically that they race through narrow gorges at up to 35 mph (56 kph), creating a horizontal waterfall. Experience this natural phenomenon, which can only be reached by boat or plane, on a classic turbo-prop seaplane. Feel the adrenaline rush as your speedboat powers through the falls, enjoy a hot meal on board, and cruise the bays and creeks. Tour includes hotel transfers.
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6 hours
from $653.30

Horizontal Falls Overnight Tour ex Derby

The Derby overnight tour captures it all, from the majesty of Horizontal Falls to the tranquility of the Kimberley’s undisturbed bays and creeks. This tour has all the inclusions of the Derby Day Tour PLUS you enjoy the serenity of an evening at Talbot Bay, waking up in the calm waters before returning to Derby.

Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from your centrally located hotel in Derby.
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19 hours
from $777.11
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200pam66 wrote a review Yesterday
Perth, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
An absolutely fantastic day from start to finish, we flew from Broome on a seaplane with stunning scenery to see on the way there, on arrival a beautiful barramundi meal and then off on the boat to the horizontal falls such an amazing experience. The staff were so friendly and looked after everyone, couldn’t fault a single thing about this trip, well worth the money, a once in a lifetime trip. Don’t think about it just do it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
isabell wrote a review Sep 20
Perth, Australia16 contributions9 helpful votes
Best trip in Broome ! Must do ! We enjoyed it ! All very motivated and caring . Unbelievable nature and logistic work was impressing
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Date of experience: September 2020
Clareymacagram wrote a review Sep 20
Perth, Australia135 contributions41 helpful votes
This was one of the most professional tours I’ve ever been on… not to mention the magical experience of going through the falls themselves. First of all the team, from pick up, to the pilot to the crew at the falls were all professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The tour itself was great with lots to see. Shark feeding in the morning was amazing – although I wouldn’t recommend the cage swim as you see just as much (probably more) from outside/above. Breakfast was outstanding and catered well for gluten free. The tour around Cyclone Creek and the waterways was beautiful and very informative, and the falls themselves were just magical. Photos and vision don’t really do it justice. While this tour is a little pricey, I would highly recommend. Both on the boat and on the plane, we were given ample opportunity to take photos (from both sides) and also just enjoy the experience. I think on the boat we went through each of the falls twice and then they reversed the boat up so we could get some vision close up. The plane pilot also did a couple of laps of the falls and Cape Leveque so we could all get good views.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Dani M wrote a review Sep 16
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I'm not really one who jumps on and writes a review, BUT, I sit here wrapping my head around what I've experienced over the past 18 odd hours. We flew out of Derby on a Seaplane for an overnight stay at Horizontal Falls. WOW, what a beautiful part of our great state of WA. Well worth it! We had a few thrill jet boat rides through and around the falls. We had lovely meals cooked for us, had a terrific little cabin, waking up to a spectacular view. Got to swim in a cage and see a huge shark and some beautiful fish being fed. What an amazing adventure. I also want to mention the pilots and crew that looked after us, you certainly delivered, so friendly, helpful and well organised. THANK YOU!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Kirsty M wrote a review Sep 15
Perth, Australia35 contributions
Breathtaking 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The view from the seaplane was by far my favourite part. The colours were unbelievable!! If that wasn’t enough it’s followed by a shark feeding and delicious lunch. The the fun really started with the boat ride through Cyclone Creek and Horizontal Falls. WOW! Definitely a must tour. Worth every cent. Photos don’t do the colours any justice.
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Date of experience: September 2020