NUMBER OF PAX: 5
FLIGHT TIME: 5 hrs
P/UP: 6.15 am
D/OFF: 5.30 pm
INCLUSIONS: Transfers, Water, Breakfast**, Morning Tea**, Lunch**, Headset Commentary, Complimentary souvenir
*Note* Horizontal Falls is a tidal phenomenon. Flight route and meals may be reversed to suite tidal activity at Horizontal Falls. Please ask when booking about its activity on the date of travel.
**Breakfast is at Gate 6 and provided by Shady Lane Café.
**Morning Tea is at Cape Leveque and provided by Kooljaman Resort Cafe
** Lunch is provided at Mt Hart Wilderness Stay- please advise dietary needs at time of booking.
*** Min 4 passengers.
**** Tour excludes Mt Hart during Oct-Mar.
The adventure of a lifetime reveals natural wonders that could only be seen from the air! Discover the coastal wonders of Cape Leveque, the Buccaneer Archipelago, the Horizontal Falls, Kuri Bay and the Mitchell Plateau featuring the Mitchell Falls and Spectacular King Cascade and the Price Regent River.
Tour starts at 0700am with a complimentary transfer from your chosen accommodation in Broome. You will be driven straight to Broome Aviation’s very own air-conditioned departure lounge located at the Broome International Airport where you will be greeted with a delicious breakfast, coffee, tea, fresh juice.
Whilst enjoying your breakfast your pilot will guide you through the comprehensive safety video and give you a short briefing on your flight before you board the aircraft for your full day Prince Regent Mitchell Falls scenic flight.
Departing the airstrip, you head over the township of Broome passing over Chinatown, Roebuck Bay and surrounds. The flight path takes you over Malcolm Douglas Crocodile farm and the Broome Road before you head to the coast of the Kimberley.
Fly along the coast past Willie Creek, Beagle Bay, Sandy Bay, James Price Point and Lombadina before you reach Cape Leveque where the red rock cliffs meet the white sandy beaches to the pristine blue waters. You will land here for an exquisite freshly cooked morning tea served at Kooljaman.
Walking over the hill at Cape Leveque is like walking into an unspoiled paradise. You will be one of the few that are privy to this wonderful experience. You will have a chance to swim in the pristine turquoise waters or take a self guided walk to the non swimming beach for a chance to take some photos of the red pindan cliffs meeting the water.
After a brief stay in this amazing area you take to the skies again. You are now over pearling waters where pearl farms of the archipelago become visible. Flying over Talbot Bay, the home of the famous Paspaley Pearling Empire, you see the hundreds of long lines each housing the valuable pearl shell that cultivate the pearl. Your pilot weaves through the islands of Cockatoo and Koolan (mining empires).
The Horizontal Waterfalls soon come into sight as the aircraft is positioned, to get the perfect view from the window. This magnificent example of Mother Nature’s power is closely aligned between the gorges of the McLarty Range, located in Talbot Bay. The Horizontal Falls are a fast-moving tidal flow through two narrow fingers, the direction of the flow reverses with each change of tide. As tides in the Kimberley can reach ten metres, a peak tide gives rise to a significant difference in the sea level on either side of each gorge, which creates the rushing water of the Horizontal Falls.
During the next few hours the aircraft passes over Montgomery Islands, one of the wonders of the Kimberley coast, Montgomery Reef is a spectacle to behold as the entire reef appears to rise from the ocean on a falling tide. With tidal differences of over ten metres over a single spring tide cycle, nearly five metres of reef gradually emerges from the ocean, as water cascades down numerous channels. Montgomery Reef and The Montgomery Islands lie twenty km’s off the central Kimberley coast, opposite Doubtful Bay (to the East) and Collier Bay (to the South).
Your Northward journey continues to the Prince Regent River and the King Cascade Falls, an impressive sight from the air. You'll find King Cascade Falls on the Cascade Creek; they are at an elevation of approximately fifty one metres above sea level. It is estimated that King Cascade Falls is between twenty five and twenty eight metres high.
Next to come into view are the Mitchell Falls, a spectacular series of four waterfalls which run at varied intensity all year round. Here is a fantastic photo opportunity to wonder at these amazing falls. On the way to Mt Hart Station you will see some of the most remote Kimberley wilderness such as the King Leopold Ranges. The King Leopold Ranges extend for three hundred kilometres from Walcott Inlet, in the West to roughly one hundred kilometres from Halls Creek in the East. The ranges consist of long, rugged, spinifex-covered ridges and escarpments. Mount Ord at nine hundred and forty seven metres above sea level and Mount Broome at nine hundred and thirty five metres are the highest peaks in the range.
Arriving at Mt Hart Station for a delicious lunch, stretch your legs and refresh as you discover the history Mt Hart Station. After a break, you then head back to Broome and fly past the millions of hectares of station land, rich in Aboriginal Heritage. Your pilot will entertain you with stories and history of the area before arriving into Broome.
On arrival into Broome you are welcomed back to Broome Aviation’s departure lounge where your pilot will award you with a free souvenir and extra information about the tour before you are transferred back to your hotel.