Cruise the Prince Regent River and enter one of the last untouched wilderness areas on Earth – a haven for more than half of the Kimberley’s native mammal and bird species and home to some of Australia’s most dramatic coastal gorges and cascading waterfalls.
The only way to access this remote river and its 635,000 hectare nature reserve is to cruise in or fly over on a tour from Broome or Kununurra. Along the way, you might also get the privilege of witnessing the only horizontal waterfalls on Earth, the 1,000 plus island paradise of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the world’s largest inshore reef – Montgomery Reef.
Dropping dramatically from an elevation of 800 metres above sea level, the Prince Regent River has cut a 50 kilometre course through the surrounding sandstone plains, creating some truly awe-inspiring features along the way.
The most famous landmark is its terraced waterfall, King’s Cascade. Once you’ve got a winning shot or three, make the climb to the top for a swim in the freshwater pools. You’ll also get to gaze at the majestic Python Cliffs, Mount Trafalgar and Pitta Gorge, where the river runs in a straight line between near vertical cliffs, creating more must-snap opportunities.