King's Cascades (Kimberley
- Western Australia)
In April-May 2001 we
went on a great 8-week around Australia tour. 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.
this trip we went on a 10-day cruise on the Coral
from Darwin to Broome.
A waterfall moment at the beautiful King's Cascades is one of
the highlights of a Kimberley coastal cruise through one of the last
untouched wilderness areas on Earth.
Located on the Prince Regent River in the Kimberley, King's
Cascades can be accessed by joining a cruise from Broome or Wyndham.
This is where 24-year-old American model Ginger Meadows took a fateful
dip with a friend on a quiet Sunday in 1987.
They were told that it was a crocodile-free area.
The girls, stalked and cornered by a crocodile, sought refuge on a
ledge at the base of the cascade in waist-deep water as the maneater
Meadows' friend threw a shoe at it to ward off an attack but in a
moment of fatal panic Meadows leapt into deeper water to try for shore.