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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 3 weeks ago

Yes it's very expensive, but it is worth every penny spent, just for the scenery alone, let alone the ride through the falls, the other aspects of the tour and the professional services of the operator.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 March 2018

Well worth doing. Spectacular views. Great to see some natural unspoilt beauty and the force of nature

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your review, this is a fantastic time of the year to experience areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Please leave a review for the operator of your tour.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I was very fortunate to see the Horizontal Falls from a zodiac (expedition cruise). The falls themselves are fascinating but there is so much more including very tall sheer rock formations in rich reds, browns, and black colours. It's a geologist's delight but anyone can...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Flew from Broome to Horizontal Falls with Horizontal Falls Adventures for a Half-Day tour - a very well organised trip from hotel pick up, to flight, the tour and return. This trip is definitely a must do for your trip to Western Australia. After our...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is one of the wonders of the Kimberley. With many options to view this spectacular region this is one for the buckets list. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We have spent the last seven weeks touring the Northern Territory and Western Australia, one of the highlights was a flight over the Horizontal Falls and then back down the Kings Sound. Our flight was with Bush Flights, just outside Derby in Western Australia. Had...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

The Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago is a truly spectacular area of Western Australia, with many options of getting you there between scenic flights, seaplane adventures to charter boat options giving you that amazing cruising option taking scenery along that way.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

The Horizontal Falls and the Kimberley Coast is just spectacular and cruising the Kimberley coast is just one of the many options to get you there. The power of the Horizontal Falls is something you need to see yourself to get how much water actually...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is the best day excursion we have done in Australia. Highly organised and well run. It is not cheap but is good value for money.The flight from Derby to Talbot Bay was amazing and the scenery of Talbot Bay is breathtaking. We went on...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Yes it is expensive, but a once in a life time experience - that is unless I can get back there again as I would like to. Started in Derby, being picked up by a friendly minibus driver for the short trip to the Derby...More

Thank 188petere
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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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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
17 April 2017|
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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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