The Horizontal Falls are located deep within the pristine environment of Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, this isolated phenomenon can only be observed by air or by sea in the remote and untouched Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Consisting of a pair of gorges in the McLarty Range that run parallel to each other, they stand approximately 300 metres apart. The first and most seaward gap is around 20 metres wide, and the second gap is just 10 metres wide. When the tide sweeps into them, the water builds up in front of the gaps faster than it can flow through, in turn creating a waterfall effect. At times, the variation in the tides can be up to 10 metres, making it one of the largest tidal changes in the world. However unlike waterfalls you’re typically used to seeing, this one runs horizontally, giving the illusion that water is spilling across the bay’s surface. Experience the Horizontal Falls up close and personal with a heart pumping fast boat ride and a breathtaking seaplane flight from high up above. Include an optional scenic helicopter ride over top, and we guarantee that the experience will stay with you for a lifetime. The team at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures will help you tick this item off your bucket list in the most exciting way possible. We can’t wait to introduce you to the Horizontal Falls!
To ensure the conservation and preservation of the Lalang-garram / Horizontal Falls Marine Park, fees will apply to all visitors effective immediately. We will collect fees on behalf of the Marine Park’s joint management body comprising of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions and the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation.
Fees are payable at the time of booking and are as follows:
$5.50 per person for day (or part thereof) visitors; $17.00 per adult and $7.20 per Child (4-12 years inclusive) for overnight stays $10.50 per passenger older than five (5) years for helicopter scenic flights from the Park
TERMS AND CONDITIONS • Weight restrictions mean we cannot take passengers over 120kg • We do not carry children under 4 years of age • The boat ride through the Horizontal Falls is not suitable for pregnant women • Due to limited seating, all tour bookings must be paid in full to secure booking • The Horizontal Falls are a natural phenomenon which are influenced by fluctuating tides that vary on a daily basis. For safety reasons we cannot guarantee passage through the narrow gap on all days
CANCELLATION POLICY A fee of 30% of the tour cost applies when cancelling 2 to 14 days prior to the tour departure date. No refund will apply to passengers cancelling within 48 hours of the tour departure. For the 4 Night Ultimate Kimberley Cruise Adventure only. No refund will apply to any cancellation made within 60 days of the departure date. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures reserve the right to cancel or change any tour due to unforeseen circumstances. Whilst every care is taken for the safety and wellbeing of passengers, it is strongly recommended that all passengers arrange their own travel insurance.