Mitchell Falls from the chopper
I just dropped into Kununurra for a couple of days of repairs and restocking after about 3 weeks on the Gibb River Rd and the Kulumbaru Rd in the middle of the Kimberley. I’ve got so much new stuff to show that i barely know where to start, and i’ve run out of time now, so i’ll have to just put a couple of favourites and leave the rest til the next internet zone…
The Mitchell Falls opened this year only a day ahead of me on the Gibb, so i was able to get up there after thinking i would have to skip it this year. The road was so badly damaged it took the road crews months to make it passable again after the biggest wet season on record… ever! Read the rest of this entry »
More aerial images from the Kimberley, this one also from last year. This is what Mitchell falls, up on the Mitchell Plateau usually looks like in the dry season. Its a spectacular waterfall that cascades over 4 tiers before dumping into the Mitchell River and flowing out to sea on the North Kimberley coast.
The Mitchell Falls in the dry season after a "normal" wet season.
Detail of Mitchell Falls
In this shot above and at left you can see the tiers of each shelf as the water flows over the edge. Compare that to this shot by Dave Bettini, shot from a helicopter recently, after one of the biggest wet seasons ever to hit the Kimberley… It’s the same location, but there is so much water you can’t see the tiers on the falls at all, i can only imagine the noise it must be making!
I’ll be heading up to Mitchell falls straight after the Bungles Tour concludes at the end of May, i can only hope there is still so much water.