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Horizontal Waterfalls is a must-see Bucket List attraction located north of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

There are two horizontal waterfalls in Western Australia and both can be found in Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago in Australia's North West. The white waters are thrilling to ride by boat and awe-inspiring to view from the air. Join a scenic flight or sea safari to the Horizontal Waterfalls from Kooljaman in Cape Leveque, Broome or Derby to see and experience it for yourself.

So, what makes the water fall sideways? These incredible natural wonders are the work of some of the largest tidal movements in the world. As the tide ebbs and flows, a huge volume of water is forced through two narrow cliff passages, creating a variation in ocean level of up to four metres and a unique waterfall effect. You'll need to base yourself in the Kimberley towns of Broome or Derby, both of which offer a good range of accommodation options and a choice of relaxed or adrenalin-fuelled Horizontal Waterfalls tours.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Scenic flights (fees apply)
  • Scenic cruises (fees apply)


  • There are no facilities in this remote location.
  • See the tour operators website for further details on facilities provided by the specific tour operator.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre or tour provider for the most up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.the individual tour provider, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo & content credits: Derby Tourism & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Horizontal Waterfalls

Address: Horizontal Waterfalls, Talbot Bay, Derby, Western Australia 6728

Website: www.derbytourism.com.au


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