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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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King Sound Via Derby | Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We flew from Broome on a half day tour. The plane flies around twice. The falls are just stunning. We then got up close and personal. Sadly couldn’t go through as the tide was too high. A must do while in the Kimberley area.

Thank Rhonda E
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you don’t do the 24hour Horizontal Falls Tour you will be missing the most thrilling experience it was such a fully packed 24 hours with day ,evening and morning rides through the fantastic falls such an awesome feeling.There were 4 adults and 2 children...More

Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Talbot Bay as part of a cruise, where our ship drop anchor for the night. The crew of the falls came and pick us up in their power boat. This is the same boat that we used for the two falls. Unfortunately we...More

Thank pioneertraveller
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is an stunningly beautiful part of the Kimberley, with many options on visiting this area it is well worth doing your research to see what suits you. Please be sure to leave a review for your tour operator.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the overnight stay. Our flight to the falls went over some spectacular scenery and an aerial view of the falls. Upon landing we were meet by Adam and Kat who took us to the Barra shack our accommodation for the night great hosts....More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Talbot Bay area are just stunning. With a range of options for exploring this amazing area there is something to tempt most budgets. Please be sure to leave a review for the Tour Operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip is an amazing experience and well worth ever cent. The 24 hours is action packed, non stop but not too crazy. The 3 staff dedicated to look after our every minute were profession, hospitable and lovely. Louie the skipper of the multiple boats...More

1  Thank Pandagemm
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Talbot Bay area are just stunning. With a range of options for exploring this amazing area there is something to tempt most budgets. Please be sure to leave a review for the Tour Operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the 24 Hour Stay tour and it was one of the most adrenaline-filled, exciting 24-hours we have spent in our lives - and this is coming from people that drove a motorhome from our home in California to South America,...More

Thank lloveswater
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is just a stunning part of WA and a must on your to do list of things to see whilst in the Kimberley. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was an amazing experience from the beginning to end. The seaplane flight flew over some fantastic scenery on the way to the falls. A view of the Horizontal Falls from the plane and later the helicopter ride were spectacular. The crew and accommodation were...More

1  Thank AustraliaMonty
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is just a stunning part of WA and a must on your to do list of things to see whilst in the Kimberley. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day! An absolute privilege to be taken on a tour of such a beautiful and pristine area. Very special.

Thank robokent
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is an stunningly beautiful part of the Kimberley, with many options on visiting this area it is well worth doing your research to see what suits you. Please be sure to leave a review for your tour operator.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

My hubby and I go to Derby every winter to escape the cold down south. One of our most memorable experiences was a trip by seaplane to the Horizontal Falls. A 40 minute plane ride takes you to the fantastic archipelago near Talbot Bay north...More

Thank gemnjack
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your review, please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Whole tour was incredible, Helicopter flight was the highlight, the pilot Ritchie was great, knowledgeable, calmed my nerves, the views from the helicopter was beautiful/breathtaking, would love to do it again, would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank Crystal S
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

The Horizontal Falls and the Talbot Bay area are just stunning. With a range of options for exploring this amazing area there is something to tempt most budgets. Please be sure to leave a review for the Tour Operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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912robynm
10 May 2018|
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Response from Derby_Visitor_Centre | Property representative |
If you could please email and I can forward you a heap of details on all your options to see the Horizontal Falls. Unfortunately Trip Advisor will not let me include my email address at the Derby Visitor Centre
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teyjas2018
11 April 2018|
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Response from Derby_Visitor_Centre | Property representative |
The Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure Tours Operate from Mid March to 1 November out of Broome and 12 May to 1 November out of Derby, Scenic Flights are available all year weather dependent from Derby and Broome. Just be... More
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Gwyneth D
31 August 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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