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Mitchell Falls

This sight is the highlight of the Kimberly National Park. A true oasis in a deserted savannah

Mitchell Falls in Western Australia 2019 - Best Time
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Mitchell Falls is a marvelous four-tiered waterfall, located on the remote Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Wunambal people call it Punamii-unpuu. These four streams create series of huge pools, which flow one into another. The height of the Mitchell Falls is 80 m and it is mainly filled with the rains during the wet season.

Mitchell Falls in Western Australia - Best Season 2020

The whole plateau is known for its unique landscape and spectacular views. It is probably one of a few places on earth that has remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years. It is home to endemic fan palms, which can grow for centuries, as well as rare species of birds and animals. Here you can also find a 40,000-year-old Indigenous rock art. A combination of scenic oasis among the rugged red rock and cloudless sky creates an amazing picturesque landscape.

Best time for Mitchell Falls in Western Australia 2020

You can walk to the waterfall or choose a scenic helicopter flight. Helicopter flights operate year round, but are mainly popular during wet season, from February and March, when the water capacity in the falls is in its peak. Walking tours aren't an easy activity even during the dry season, but it's really worth it. As you walk you can marvel lots of beautiful sights that can't be seen from the air. But from November till March most of the walking treks are closed. Some people combine two activities by walking to the spot and then flying back or vice versa.

Best time to see Mitchell Falls in Western Australia 2020