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Fly, drive, trek and chopper around the Mitchell River National Park home of the spectacular Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls). From the air experience the ancient lands including Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River, across the Kimberley escarpment to the Mitchell Plateau on Wunambel Gaambera country.
On the ground you experience eye-catching surrounds including old livistona palms and mysterious ancient rock art found beneath the waterfalls. Join one of our guides on Country to trek the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail. Along the way swim, explore and enjoy the Little Mertens Falls.
Departing Kununurra your scenic flight tracks over the Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River, across the Kimberley escarpment to the Mitchell Plateau on Wunambel Gaambera Country.
You have morning tea, fresh damper, and tea at the arrivals and departures lounge then drive down an eye-catching bush track surrounded by ancient Livistona palms, to the Mertens campground (Ranger Base) to start the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu hiking trail.
Be inspired and humbled by ancient rock art found beneath the falls, featuring the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion spirit figures. Take time to enjoy your lunch, relax and swim before taking an exhilarating helicopter ride over the falls and back to base. We drive back to the airfield for a well-earned cold beer, wine, or a cup of tea, before the homeward flight, via the Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham, and drop to 500 feet over the lower Ord for some afternoon crocodile spotting.
Tours depart from Kununurra daily at 6:00am and arrives back in Kununurra by 4:30pm.
Scheduled departures run from 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021.T
Planning for your trip:
Please note this is a Class 5 walk. Good level of fitness and mobility is required.
The 4km walk from Punamii-unpuu camp site to the Mitchell Falls will be the highlight of your stay, we allow 2.5 hours to complete the hike. The terrain on this walking trail can be difficult and requires a high level of fitness. Care should be taken due to uneven surfaces, water crossings, cliffs and gorges. The Horizontal Waterfalls is a natural phenomenon which is tide dependent with variable flow. We cannot guarantee the amount or level of water flowing through the Horizontal Waterfalls at any given time.
Mitchell Falls, East Kimberley region, Western Australia.