The only place in the world where waterfall is sideways, the Horizontal Falls of the Buccaneer Archipelago is an amazing display of nature. This unique experience demonstrates the awesome power of the massive tidal movements of the waters in Talbot Bay.
As the fast moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow, closely aligned gorges of the McLarty Range the water banks up against one side of the narrow cliff passage, building up faster than it can flow through the gap, appearing like a waterfall turned on its side. The direction of the flow reverses with each change of tide. As tides in the Kimberley can reach 10 metres, a peak tide gives rise to a significant difference in the sea level on either side of each gorge.
Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque stretching 220 kilometres north from Broome, the only access to the area is via the partially unsealed Cape Leveque Road.
Known to local Indigenous people as "Ardi" meaning heading North, a Dampier Peninsula experience offers the opportunity to stroll on secluded beaches at Middle Lagoon and Mercedes Cove and swim or snorkel in the sparkling waters.