[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). With an early morning departure from Kununurra we head west to the Cockburn Ranges and Pentecost River and then on wards over the heart of the north-central Kimberley to the Mitchell Plateau.
On arrival at the Mitchell Plateau airfield, you are met by our local Wunambal guide from Kandiwel community , we then board our our 4WD coach for the 20km bush track to the Ranger Base and the start of the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail to the Mitchell Falls. Along the way 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, told by our local guides in the classroom where they learnt the dreaming stories and song lines as well. We arrive at the spectacular Punami-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 / $1050 child (under 12) - min 4 pax required (Additional heli transfer $160pp)