Mitchell Falls

Mitchell River National Park lies in a remote part of the Kimberley and contains majestic waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art and sites of cultural significance to the Wunambal people.  Access 

The Mitchell River has carved spell-binding gorges and waterfalls into the 'blocky' layered sandstone of the Mitchell Plateau.

Waterfalls and plunge pools: The track to Mitchell Falls ends at Mertens Creek and the adjacent Mitchell Falls Camping Area. From here you can walk to Mertons Falls, Mertons Gorge and Mitchell Falls. 

Fan palm forests: The plateau is one of the most scenic and biologically important areas of the State. The fan palm is a conspicuous feature of the vegetation of some parts of the plateau, an elevated laterite-capped plain. This is one of few places in WA where palms are a dominant feature.

Rainforest: Patches of rainforest grow around the margins of the plateau. Open woodlands of grey box, white gum and other trees grow around the valleys and creeks, while pandanus and paperbarks fringe the watercourses. Up to 50 mammal species, 220 bird species and 86 kinds of reptiles and amphibians may occur in the area, including the saltwater crocodile.

Traditional owners: The Wunambal Gaambera people are the traditional owners and joint managers of the park. 

The park is closed during the wet season, and access roads and tracks to the plateau are closed, therefore scenic tours operate from May to September.

You can enjoy a scenic tour that includes the Mitchell Falls from either Kununurra or Broome, and below is a selection of the tours available.

Mitchell Falls Discoverer scenic air safari from Kununurra

Mitchell Falls web
Description:
Full day air safari
Itinerary:
Tour departs Kununurra 6.00am; returns to Kununurra 3.00pm
Dates:
Thursday & Saturday - May to August

Mitchell Falls Walk & Heli Adventure from Kununurra

Mitchell Falls Walk Heli Adventure 2 MFH
Description:
Fly / Drive / Walk / Heli / Fly full day tour
Itinerary:
Departs Kununurra
Dates:
Mon. Wed, Sat. May to mid-September

Mitchell Falls Coastal Adventure

Mitchell Falls aerial website2
Description:
No walking on this tour
Itinerary:
Half day scenic air safari from Kununurra
Dates:
April - September

Mitchell Falls & Wandjina Explorer scenic air safari from Kununurra

Kimberley Coast KF1 web
Description:
Full day scenic air safari from Kununurra
Itinerary:
11 hour
Dates:
Daily on demand. April to September

Mitchell Falls Walk & Helicopter scenic flight from Broome (Option 1)

Kimberley1197
Description:
Fly / Walk / Heli / Fly
Itinerary:
Departs Broome. Full day tour. Departs 6:45 am
Dates:
Tuesdays & Friday, May - September

Mitchell Falls Explorer air safari from Broome (Option 2)

Mitchell Falls TWA
Description:
Full day Fly / Walk / Helicopter / Fly scenic air safari
Itinerary:
Departs Broome 8am - returns 5pm
Dates:
May to September

15 Days Broome to Darwin incl Mitchell Falls 2021

Mitchell Falls TWA
Description:
15 days / 14 nights - Guided Kimberley camping safari - Luxury 4WD coach
Itinerary:
Departs Broome. Ends Darwin (OR REVERSE)
Dates:
Selected dates May - September