Overview

Sir David Attenborough calls them “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world” – and the surging waters of the Horizontal Falls must be seen to be believed. Prepare for an action-packed adventure amid the hundreds of islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago as you explore some of the planet’s most unique waterways.

Home to two Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay can be tackled on a boat trip that takes in the bay’s narrow channels and white-tipped waves. Prefer an airborne adventure? Get a bird’s-eye view as you soar above the falls on a scenic flight.

The Horizontal Falls are easily accessible by seaplane or helicopter from Broome or Derby. From Perth, fly two-and-a-half hours or drive at least two days to make the 2,240-kilometre journey to Broome. Derby is just over 200 kilometres north of Broome.

Formed by some of the largest tidal movements in the world, the swirling waters of the Horizontal Falls are a natural phenomenon. Massive volumes of water squeeze through narrow cliff passages, with the rapid-like formations creating the unique sideways waterfall effect.

The falls also serve up an adrenaline-packed adventure. Whether you witness the rapids and towering cliffs on a low-flying scenic flight, or get in among the action on a fast boat, prepare yourself for a mind-blowing experience.