HOR­I­ZON­TAL FALLS, THE KIM­BER­LEY

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

The vast land­scape of the Kim­ber­ley in Aus­tralia’s north­west wilder­ness is home to the unique Hor­i­zon­tal Falls. This is a tidal phe­nom­e­non formed by a gap in the McLarty Ranges at Tal­bot Bay, part of the Buc­ca­neer Ar­chi­pel­ago. Here sea wa­ter left be­hind by re­ced­ing tides squeezes through a gap in the ranges, some­times form­ing a wa­ter­fall up to 4m high. In March–April the king tides gen­er­ate the most spec­tac­u­lar changes in wa­ter level; this is also a good time to catch the last of the wad­ing birds ar­riv­ing from Siberia and tur­tle nest­ing sea­son (Novem­ber–March).

More info: Call Visit Broome on 08 9195 2200 or visit www.vis­it­b­roome.com.au/to-do/tours/the-hor­i­zon­tal-falls

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