King George River, Western Australia
The King George River is a river in the Kimberley of Western Australia. It is 125 km in length, discharging into the Timor Sea. The scenery is breathtaking, particularly the King George Falls which has a drop of 80 meters.
At the mouth of the King George River, is Faraway Bay. Northeast of Faraway Bay is the Kalumburu Aboriginal mission. This is a truly remote area of the Kimberley. It offers ancient rock art, archaeological and historical sites, abundant fresh and salt water fishing and an abundance of unique wildlife. Bird watching is excellent here, with over 140 varieties of birds been sighted.
Things to see and do
* Aboriginal Rock Art
* Bird watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 413 approx (Kalumburu)
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Cruises along the King George River leave from Darwin, Broome and Wyndham.
Travel Links – Faraway Bay is accessible by local chartered light aircraft from Kununurra. Charter flights directly to Faraway Bay are also available from Broome or Darwin.