(Kimberley - Western Australia)
In June-July 2000, using frequent-flyer points from our
around-the-world trip the previous year, we had a 5-flight,
2-week trip around Australia with Ansett Airlines and its affiliates
(Roxby Downs - Perth - Perth - Broome - Perth).
During our 6 days in Broome we flew in an amphibious aircraft to Cape
Leveque for a look around and then over the Buccaneer Archipelago
on our way to Talbot Bay and the Horizontal Waterfalls. We
landed on Talbot Bay near the falls.
highest tidal range in the world occurs in The
With a massive amount of water flowing through the narrow opening,
The water levels are significantly different on each side giving the
appearance of a horizontal waterfall.
In April-May 2001 we went on a great 8-week around
Qantas had an excellent deal, now discontinued - for 30,000 frequent
flyer points we could have 5 stopovers around Australia.
Our stopovers were Brisbane, Cairns, Gove, Darwin and Perth.
On this trip we went on a 10-day cruise on the Coral Princess from Darwin to Broome.
had a small flat-bottomed boat which could carry all 48 passengers as
well as zodiacs.
They timed our visit carefully so that we could motor both ways through
each of the narrow openings when there was only a small tidal