Horizontal Falls

When we first decided that we were going to Western Australia we both agreed that we were going to do the Horizontal Falls tour. We had heard about it from other people and seen it on 4WD shows and although at $1,700 it was an expensive day, we just had to do it.

We decided to book in for the full day adventure which leaves from Broome and involves travelling by 4WD, Seaplane and boat.

So the tour was booked in and paid for months ago and the day finally arrived ……… and wow, it was amazing and by far the best tour we have ever done in our life, worth every cent.

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Consisting of a pair of gorges in the McLarty Range that run parallel to each other, they stand approximately 300 metres apart. The first gap is around 20 metres wide, and the second gap is a smaller 10 metres wide. As the tide rushes through them, the water builds up in front of the gaps faster than it can flow through, therefore creating a ‘horizontal’ waterfall effect. Apparently sometimes the variation in the tides can be up to 10 metres, making it one of the largest tidal changes in the world.

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We were safely delivered back to camp about 5pm after a very tiring and full on day! This company, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures is amazing and so organised, friendly and informative …… best day EVER!

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