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Horizontal Waterfalls Western Australia

Updated on June 16, 2014

Horizontall Falls Adventure !

Have you heard about the amazing Horizontal Falls which are a natural phenomenon a seaplane ride from Derby or Broome on the Kimberley coast in the Buccaneer Archipelago in Western Australia ?

Why not treat yourself to a luxury stay overnight in Talbot Bay on the houseboat - enjoy a ride through the Horizontal Falls - a slower pace cruise around the area , watch some fish feeding then enjoy a relaxing evening on-board while watching the sunset.

Bring your own wine etc & chat with other like minded passengers as you relax & unwind in the peaceful setting .

Enjoy having fresh barramundi cooked for your dinner as the sun sets at the end of an exciting day .

We were based in Kununurra so we chose to do the trip out to the Horizontal Falls via Derby .

It was a 25 minute enjoyable ride to the falls in the Seaplane and the trip there was part of the adventure !

You can either do a day trip out there or stay overnight so I chose a romantic overnight stay for my husband & I as it looked like great value and more relaxing for us rather than rushing the trip .

We loved everything about the whole experience from the moment we were picked up from our accommodation in Derby to the moment we got back as the staff were friendly & made us feel at home and relaxed on board the houseboat and it was nice chatting to the other guests as well.

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Fly from Derby or Broome
Fly from Derby or Broome

Sea Plane Tours

Sea Plane Tours of the Horizontal Falls for an exciting day trip or romantic overnight stay !
Sea Plane Tours of the Horizontal Falls for an exciting day trip or romantic overnight stay !
Relax & enjoy the scenic views
Relax & enjoy the scenic views

Overnight accommodation

Away from everywhere !
Away from everywhere !

Horizontal Falls map

Choose which way you want to go to the Horizontal Falls from either Derby or Broome.
Choose which way you want to go to the Horizontal Falls from either Derby or Broome.

Houseboat at Horizontall Falls

On the left is the houseboat we stayed overnight on ! You can see the entrance to the Horizontal Falls !
On the left is the houseboat we stayed overnight on ! You can see the entrance to the Horizontal Falls !

Boat ride through the Falls!

We had an amazing time going through the Horizontal Waterfall !
We had an amazing time going through the Horizontal Waterfall !

The Horizontal Waterfalls

The Horizontal Waterfalls which are a 25 minute flight or 15 hour boat ride from Derby are the result of the huge tides (up to 11 metres) experienced in the area rushing through two narrow gorges (one is 20 metres wide and the other is 10 metres). The phenomenon, which can reach a height of 4m, is best seen from the air or in a jet boat propelling you through the falls which is a fun way to experience the falls !

See the Horizontall Waterfall up close
See the Horizontall Waterfall up close
On the way back to the houseboat
On the way back to the houseboat

Feeding the sharks

Dinner time

Enjoy freshly cooked Barramundi for lunch or dinner !
Enjoy freshly cooked Barramundi for lunch or dinner !

Sunset at Horizontal Falls

We flew backto Derby over a few of the many Islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago
We flew backto Derby over a few of the many Islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago

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      Lynsey Harte 

      3 years ago from Glasgow

      Wow!!! More adventures!!! Such a big move! Congratulations!!!!!!

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      freecampingaussie 

      3 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi, Thanks for the visit ! We never knew about the place until we were up North Western Australia ! We have just moved to Spain & haven't had internet .

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      Lynsey Harte 

      3 years ago from Glasgow

      I had never even known these things existed!!! They look pretty cool though!!!

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      DreamerMeg 

      4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Wow - horizontal falls! Never heard of them. Looks a lovely place. Your fingers looked a bit close to the sharks for my taste!

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit Vacation Trip, I loved sharing these photos as it is such an amazing place. I love your travel hubs as we are going to Greece etc soon !

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Good article, the pics are cool. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and well written hub :)

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit dommcg , I was so excited in the plane as it was my first time landing on water ! It is an amazing place to visit .

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      dommcg 

      5 years ago

      Looks like a real wonder of the world, thanks for sharing it. I particularly like the biplane trip to get there.

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks revervoyages - It was an amazing adventure and we loved every minute ! Keep it in mind if you ever make it to Australia !

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      revervoyages 

      5 years ago

      Wow, it seems like such an adventure... I would really love to go there! :)

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Cybershelley we loved our visit to Horizontal Falls . By boat it takes 15 hours to reach them , we had a 25 minute flight in a seaplane so they are isolated which is part of the beauty.

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      Shelley Watson 

      5 years ago

      What an amazing place, your photos are awesome and show the spectacular beauty of Horizontal Falls. Up, awesome and beautiful

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Movie Master for visiting , I am glad you enjoyed it as it was an amazing experience which we loved being in a remote area . Horizontal Falls is a peaceful place to stay !

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      Movie Master 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      How I would love to visit! this was the next best thing - your photos are stunning!

      Thank you and voted up

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      freecampingaussie 

      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Raitu , It was a very exciting place to visit from the moment we stepped into the seaplane !

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      Raitu Disong 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      freecampingaussie 

      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi teaches ! Am pleased you liked my photos as it is an amazing place especially arriving in the seaplane , I was so excited to enjoy the whole experience !

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I so enjoyed the photo journey and felt like I was there with you. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The dinner looked so good. Thanks for sharing.

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      freecampingaussie 

      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Cmhypno , Thanks for the visit . It is an awesome place to visit , It is safe from crocs but we didn;t even see any in the water just the sharks . We reccommend the other night stay as it is so peaceful out there !

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      CMHypno 

      6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I have yet to get to the Horizontal Falls on my trips to the Kimberley. They are definitely on my list of 'things to do' on my next trip so thanks for the great pictures and the information. Was your houseboat safe from the crocs lol!

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