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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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  • Average2%
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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 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Wow what an amazing trip we had, so much packed in and worth every cent! Staff were amazing, food delicious, definitely a bucket list item!

Thank Narelle17
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Talbot Bay and the Horizontal Falls is a beautiful area of the Kimberley. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We have just returned front an overnight stay out on Talbot bay and did two boat trips through the wider falls. Water was too dangerous to go through the 7 metre wide gap of outer falls. Everything from the seaplane flight out to the Horizontal...More

Thank Kevin M
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

The Horizontal Falls is a truly amazing place, there are boat cruises, scenic flights and of course the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures. Please be sure to leave a review for the operator.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Only gave it one star because you cant give less $800 to get there what a rip off go down to the beach and watch the waves is more fun when will australians stop ripping of everyone and start telling the truth a bunch of...More

Thank 514ray
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

The Buccaneer Archipelago and Horizontal Falls is an amazing part of the country, please be sure to leave a review for the operator at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. Best experience ever. Great value for money. Young staff are a credit to their company. Best of the best.

Thank judylP7309QM
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

This is a wonderful tour and a great way to see the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago in a day. Please be sure to leave a review for the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures on their tripadvisor page.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Today our visit to Horizontal Falls from Derby was really magnificent. The staff, equipment and overall setup could not be questioned. The experience although pricey, is worth every cent. The seaplane trip, the fast boats, the deck and Barrumundi for lunch were all first class....More

Thank Geoff T
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your review, please be sure to leave a review for the operator at the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures. Whether by plane, seaplane or charter boat a visit to the Horizontal Falls is an amazing experience.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Spent 30 minutes in a Jet Boat, negotiating the Horizontal Falls, sheer exilliharation, close up encounter with the power of the tidal shift!!

Thank Aquarian1949
Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Horizontal Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Experiencing the Horizontal Falls in a Jet boat is fantastic, to see the power of the water out there is just amazing. Please leave a review for the operator at the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

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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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whirley51
11 May 2016|
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Response from Cognacat | Reviewed this property |
Dependa on the tides which influence the amount of water flowing between the 'gorges' that make the falls. Check with the tour operators. They do their best to catch the tide but can't control nature. Any way it is a lovely... More
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