Carolyn and Greg's Nomadic Adventures travel blog

The carriage - Cessna 206 - 6 seater

Creek patterns in the mudflats at low tide

Horizontal Falls


Buccaneer Archipelago Thousand Islands views


Koolan Iron ore mine, pit bottom is 80 metres below sea level...

Cape Leveque

Landing at Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque lighthouse

29th June

Amazing day, we got on a flight for the Horizontal Falls and Cape Leveque.On a smaller plane this time. A Cessna 206,a 6 seater. Lucky me I got the back seat to myself. Greg got to be co pilot sitting next to Kate our pilot. Fortunately he wasn't allowed to touch the controls.

After our weigh in and safety talk. Kate showed us on the map where we would be flying for the day. We headed for the plane where Kate loaded us up making sure that we had our seat belts on.

Our flight today includes flying over cultured pearl farms, we will see the famous iron-ore mines of Koolen and Cockatoo Islands. We will see the ever changing mudflats and the thousand island coastline of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Horizontal Waterfalls at Talbot Bay. One of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The tidal flow which rages through the narrow passages is best seen from the air. This way you get a true appreciation of the wondrous torrent of white water that creates the falls.

We land at Cape Leveque which is the most northern point of Dampier Peninsula. Here we have a leisurely stopover. Enjoying a swim in the Indian ocean [sorry no photos] then refreshments at Kooljaman an award winning Aboriginal owned wilderness camp. A very popular spot for campers. No vacancies there yesterday so a place you would have to book for in peak season.

After a spectacular day of seeing some of the most rugged countryside the Kimberly has to offer and how remote this part of the Kimberly really is, Time to head back to Derby.

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