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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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+61 8 9192 1172
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We spent the morning flying from Derby on a seaplane for 1/2 hour, to the Horizontal Falls, then a fun ride twice in a fast boat thru the falls, a healthy lunch was included the freshest Barramundi & a salad. Then we had a helicopter...More

Thank frenchcutlet
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review this is a fantastic tour, please be sure to leave a review for the Horizontal Falls Seaplane adventure tour operator.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

My 75 year old husband was taken in by the hype and took the boat ride. The tide was only average but the boat driver decided to descend only the widest fall once and then to return where upon he threw several figure 8's until...More

Thank Jackoaa
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Sorry to hear of your disappointment, be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A must see! Don't let the 5.30 am start put you off, it's so worth it! We saw the sun come up on our way north - wow, wow and wow again! Five seaplanes took off from Broome that morning plus a bunch of 4WD...More

Thank Heather W
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Wow really loved your review for the Horizontal Falls and Cape Leveque, well written. It is an amazing tour and the area is absolutely stunning. Please be sure to leave a review for the tour operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were moored in our boat in Talbot Bay and went to the falls in our zodiac just as the tide had been running out for about 2 hours. The water escaping the basin even then was really rushing and one can see where name...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

The Horizontal Falls is an truly stunning area. The power of the tide is an amazing sight, glad you enjoyed your time at the Horizontal Falls.

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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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Jules T
17 April 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
1 July 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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