Tour the Mitchell Falls and the Mitchell Plateau
The Mitchell Falls and Mitchell Plateau are located in the near 300,000 acre Mitchell River National Park. The area is rich in both cultural and natural beauty, with Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art; areas of rainforest and swamp; deep gorges; clear pools in which you can swim; cliffs; bush walks; and of course the falls.
How to tour the Mitchell Falls: Boat, Plane or 4WD?
The Mitchell Plateau and Mitchell Falls are located almost at the furthest northern point of the Kimberley, and their remote location makes the journey there just as exciting as the destination. The easiest way to reach the falls is by boat or plane, with many of our Kimberley cruises and taking them in. But for those excited by the prospect of an outback journey not to be forgotten, the best way to travel to the Mitchell Plateau is by 4WD via the Gibb River Road and along Kalumburu Road. As it is a particularly rough drive suited only to those highly experienced in dirt road driving in the area, we recommend going there as part of a tour and letting your tour guide take the wheel.
When to travel to Mitchell River National Park
The Gibb River Road leading to the Mitchell Plateau and Mitchell Falls is only open for a limited number of months each year (closed due to flooding during the wet season), so 4WD tours only run during the dry season from May to late August or early September. Scenic flights run from Kununurra in May to September or from Broome all year round and are the perfect opportunity to take in the waterfalls from above.
Check out our range of Mitchell Falls tours below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for get in touch with us and our friendly staff with local knowledge will be able to talk you through all your options.