King George Falls Marine Adventure – Barramundi Fishing
Waking up at Faraway Bay is an experience itself. As birds sing their dawn chorus, the morning sun lights up the dramatic escarpment across the bay. And to really get the day off on the right foot, each cabin features a private outdoor shower with views over the stunning coastal landscape. There is simply no better way to start the day!
After breakfast in Eagle lodge, it’s time to head off on what can only be described as one of the best marine adventures in Western Australia. The King George River, located just 30 minutes away by boat, tumbles over the edge of 100m high sandstone cliffs to create WA’s highest twin waterfalls. During the dry season, it’s a spectacular sight. In the Wet, it’s simply mind boggling! The sheer volume of water tumbling off the plateau has to be seen to be believed. As the falls plunge into the Timor Sea, it truly creates a once in a lifetime, awe-inspiring spectacle.
From a cultural point of view, the river is highly significant to the Balanggarra people. To them, the Falls are the male and female Wunkurr (Rainbow Serpents).
To get to the falls, your skipper will meander the boat up-river between the massive sandstone cliffs either side, all whilst giving detailed commentary. There’s even a swimming hole to visit along the way! Enjoy lunch on the river and soak up this incredible part of the Kimberley before returning to Faraway Bay early in the afternoon. On the cruise back to the lodge, you’ll also have the opportunity to throw a line in and try your luck for a Barramundi.
Upon returning to Faraway Bay the rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Take a walk along the beach, go for a swim in the delightful swimming pool, or relax in Eagle Lodge. Gather for drinks later this afternoon for the lightning show, and look to the escarpment for the many little waterfalls which come to life in the Wet. (B,L,D)