[K7-M] Trek Mitchell Falls: Fly/4WD/Hike/Heli
Pick up and drop off are available from El Questro, Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station, Kununurra and Wyndham
The Mitchell Plateau region is home to the Wunambal people since the “Dreaming” and we pay our respect to the Traditional owners of the country, and for the generous access onto their country.
This is an adventure packed day with Kingfisher showcasing the iconic Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell River Falls). Departing Kununurra at 06:30am we head west to the Cockburn Ranges and Pentecost River and then onwards over the heart of the north-central Kimberley to the Mitchell Plateau.
At 0730 we arrive at the Mitchell airfield have a cup of tea/coffee our local guide will drive you on our 4WD coach to the Ranger Base and the start of the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail to the Mitchell Falls. Along the way we can swim and explore Little Merton’s and Big Merton’s Falls and be amazed at the ancient rock art sites featuring the mythical Gwion Gwion spirit figures, and listen to some of the significant dreaming stories of the Wunambal people. We arrive at the spectacular Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls) at around midday, for your picnic pack lunch, eat rest and swim. For the next 2 hours you can explore the escarpment and swim in the upstream (crocodile free) waterholes.
We then meet at the Helipad for an exhilarating chopper ride over the Falls back to Base and return in the 4wd back to the airfield for a cold beer, wine or a cup of tea, before boarding your homeward flight. The plane departs the airfield and will track to the Cambridge Gulf, and the pioneer town of Wyndham and come in low over the Lower Ord wetlands. The rich farmlands of the Ord Irrigation Scheme guide us back to Kununurra airport as the sun is setting behind us. Its a great day .
Please note: This tour requires a moderate level of fitness and agility. If in doubt then a 2-way heli transfer is also available, for an additional $160.00.
Cost: $1,090 adult / $1040 child (under 12) - min 4 pax required (Additional heli transfer $160pp)