The Horizontal Falls should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Greatest Natural Wonder
A sight to see in Talbot Bay, McLarty Range where rich blue water flows through two narrow gorges, a true breath-taking visual. Your clients will not get over the stunning waterfall as it rushes into the rest of the ocean, creating massive ripples, resembling abstract works of art. Described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world” A natural phenomenon that is stunning and interesting.

The powerful tides can reach well over 10 meters and the direction of the flow reverses, ensuring the water flow in two different way each day. The Horizontal Falls is in the Buccaneer Archipelago and is not accessible by any vehicle. Traveller can catch an epic view of the falls on a flight from Broome or Derby, for those who are brave, get up close and personal with mother nature with an extended cruise and land at the Horizontal Falls.

Reaching an average temperature of 33 degrees Celsius will make the cruise on the water more enjoyable with fresh air. Travellers can enjoy The Horizontal Falls tours however they like, with tour times ranging from half-day, full-day, overnight and 24 hours stays depending on the tour operator and tour option chosen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Horizontal Falls?
The Horizontal Falls are fast-moving tidal currents that rush through two narrow gorges of McLarty Range in Talbot Bay, they are often described as waterfalls ‘turned on their side’.

What is the difference in tides at the Horizontal Falls?
The daily tidal flow through the Horizontal Falls can be more than 10m on each side, also known as the spring tides and neap tides. During spring tides, the water flows rapidly through the falls, whereas during neap tides, there is a weak tidal movement.

How wide are the tides?
The most inland gorge is around 12 meters wide, whereas the most seaward opening is around 20 meters.

How long is the flight from Broome or Derby to the Horizontal Falls?
Flights departing from Derby take around 40 minutes to reach the Falls and flights from Broome to Talbot Bay takes 1hr 15minutes.

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