An amazing half-day Seaplane adventure to the Horizontal Falls

“When I thought I could not be more in love with Australia, I arrived to the region of 'The Kimberley', one of the most unexplored  in the whole country. This area, located northwest, of Western Australia, on the way between Perth and Darwin, is a paradise to the eyes of anyone. I had the luck of crossing it by land a couple of years ago and its landscapes impressed me so much that I decided to dedicate a little more time to it and I settled in Broome, a small coastal town that grows every year with the arrival of local tourists and backpackers from everywhere in the world.

The Horizontal Waterfalls

Its attractions are not few, with beaches of turquoise waters that contrast with the typical reddish rocks of the desert in which it is located. As a remote area, it is still difficult to access, which makes it even more special, since its potential is yet to be discovered. This is the case of the Horizontal Falls, a natural phenomenon that occurs in the Buccaneer archipelago. Although they are called waterfalls, they are very powerful tidal currents that cross two narrow gorges when high tide.

This "wonder of the world", as described by the naturalist David Attenborough, is difficult to access, and it is necessary to book a tour. I was incredibly lucky to be able to do it thanks to Scenic Flight Booker, where you can find the best scenic flights in Australia and New Zealand.

My adventure started early, more specifically around 5:30 in the morning, when I was picked up to head to  Broome airport and board in the seaplane that would take me to the aquatic base of the Horizontal Falls. I had never made a trip on this type of plane before and I have to say it was impressive. Being able to see the strength of the water crossing the two gorges from above was a wonderful sensation that would only improve with the next part of the tour: crossing them in a fast boat and being able to appreciate them up closer, with the water splashing and an adrenaline in the chest hard to describe.

Fast-Boat Ride through the Horizontal Falls

Fast-Boat ride through the Horizontal Falls

Back at the base, the staff of Horizontal Falls had prepared a super breakfast that would give us the energy to continue the tour, but not before introducing us to the 'Tawny' sharks that inhabit the entire region, coexisting with crocodiles that, luckily or unfortunately, we could not meet.

The Seaplane docked at the Horizontal Falls Base.

With a full stomach, we jumped back onto the boat to see Cyclone Creek and the geology of this spectacular place, characterised by its reddish rock formations. The walk was calmer than the previous one and it gave me a peace that I had not felt for a long time.

Cable Beach, Broome

The final highlight of the tour was the return by seaplane, touring the archipelagos of Buccaneer and passing through Cape Leveque, or Kooljaman, as it is called by the aborigines of the Bardi Jawi community, to which this cape belongs. Subsequently, we were again approaching Broome flying over other popular sites in the area such as Willie Creek pearl farm, the famous Cable Beach or the iconic Gantheaume Point.

If you also want to live this adventure, do not wait any longer and contact Scenic Flight Booker for all the information and help you need to make your trip to The Kimberley an unforgettable experience.”

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Half Day Tours are from AU$850 per person and include Airport Transfers, Seaplane flight, Fast-Boat ride and Lunch or Breakfast.

Full day Tours including Cape Leveque or Cygnet Bay Pearl farm are from AU$895 per person and include Airport Transfers, 4x4 Tour, Seaplane flight, Fast-Boat ride and both Breakfast and Lunch

Written by Manuela Cabezuelo

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