Horizontal Falls
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They do things a little differently in Australia’s Northwest. Way up there, where the soil is red and the water is turquoise, the waterfalls flow…horizontally!

There’s no better way to appreciate the magnitude of this natural phenomenon than with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.

We have our own fleet of Cessna turboprop seaplanes which are meticulously maintained to the most rigorous standards and piloted by highly experienced crew. Your comfort and safety are our priority, and our experienced pilots, skippers and local tour guides make sure you love every second.

Join the longest running Horizontal Falls tour operator for a day trip or overnight adventure from the Western Australian towns of Broome or Derby.

Get a bird’s eye view of the Horizontal Falls from within a seaplane then land at our specially made pontoon and board a high-speed boat for a thrilling ride through the Horizontal Falls.

Take the chance to cool off in the safety of our marine viewing enclosures where you’ll get close to local marine life with an expert guide pointing out the many species of fish and inquisitive sharks.

As if the adventures of the falls aren’t enough, our overnight trips include accommodation on our luxury houseboat and scenic tours over King Sound, Cone Bay and the expanse of the tidal flats.

Personalise your tours to include visits to world-renowned wilderness camp ‘Kooljaman’ at Cape Leveque or to Cygnet Bay for a fascinating tour of Australia’s oldest pearl farm.

Don’t believe Sir David Attenborough when he declared Horizontal Falls as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world” – you need to see it to believe it!

Fast Facts

  • It’s the fast-moving tidal current of Talbot Bay that pushes the water through two narrow gorges of the McLarty Ranges, forming the rapids that produce the horizontal waterfalls.
  • Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures works with the weather and as such, is a seasonal experience, generally operating between March and November.
  • You may have heard of a king tide, but have you heard of a neap tide? Neap tides result in very little difference between high and low tides. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures choose not to operate on neap tides as we want to give guests the most thrilling experience possible.