2-Day Mitchell Falls and Wandjina Coast Air and Ground Tour from Kununurra
An intimate, unhurried and complete coastal adventure over 2 full days.
Day 1 Kununurra - Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B,L,D)
You will be collected from your Kununurra accommodation at approximately 6:30am. After an extensive pre-flight briefing of the journey ahead, you will depart Kununurra Airport for a 1.5-hour private aircraft flight to Mitchell Plateau. En-route you will view the Ord River Diversion Dam, irrigated farmlands and the spectacular Cockburn Ranges. Your journey continues across the vast expanse of the rarely visited Central Kimberley.
Arrive at the natural bauxite rich airfield at Mitchell Plateau by 8:30am where you will be greeted by your guide. Once settled in at the Lodge, enjoy a bush breakfast before heading out by 4WD and guided walk to the majestic Mitchell Falls. Relax at the Falls and enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding a helicopter for your flight back to the ranger station, and return to the Lodge by 4WD. Take the opportunity to explore and enjoy the unique flora of your campsite in the dappled afternoon sunlight. After dinner, enjoy the quiet and convivial atmosphere of this very isolated retreat, before retiring to your very comfortable tented accommodation.
Day 2 Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge - Kununurra (B,L)
Awakened by songbirds in the crisp clean air and enjoy an unhurried breakfast, before transfer to Mitchell Plateau airfield. Depart Mitchell Plateau and re-board your fixed-wing aircraft for your onward journey. En-route you will view Port Warrender and the Kimberley Coastal Camp, the rich pearl farms of Vansittart Bay, the WWII Truscott airbase, and miles of exotic and pristine coastline.
Mid-morning, you will arrive at the remote settlement of Kalumburu for a tour of the Mission and the Community, including the Art Centre and the historic WWII aircraft graveyard. A picnic brunch is served on the Mission lawns. Depart Kalumburu for the remote Timor Sea coast, overflying Faraway Bay, King George Falls, Berkeley River, and the mighty Cambridge Gulf. At the mouth of the Ord River, track east following the meandering path and tidal floodplains where saltwater crocodiles are often seen soaking in the midday sun. You will pass by House Roof Hill, the very recognizable backdrop to Baz Luhman’s “Australia” movie. The Ord River Irrigation Area and its expanding farmlands will then be revealed as you set course for the green and vibrant town of Kununurra.
Arrive back at Kununurra at approximately 2pm and be transferred to accommodation.