Horizontal Waterfalls, Western Australia
The Horizontal Falls, also called Horizontal Waterfalls are a natural phenomenon in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, in Australia. Despite their name, the Horizontal Falls aren't actual waterfalls but a very fast moving tidal flow between two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range located in Talbot Bay.
On a slack tide it is possible to drive boats through the two gaps to the bay behind. The tides in this area have a 10 metre variation which occurs over six and a half hours from low tide to high tide and vice versa. The effect of the waterfalls is created by the tide building up in front of the gaps faster than it can flow through them and there can be a four metre high waterfall between the bays.
Things to see and do
* Zodiac tour
* Sight seeing
* Talbot Bay
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Ports are located at Broome and Darwin.