King George Falls Marine Adventure
It’s now time for one of the major highlights of your adventure: King George Falls. After waking up to birdsong and breakfast made with produce from Kununurra’s Ord River, we’ll head off with the lodge’s expert skipper and guides for an unforgettable marine adventure.
The King George River is one of WA’s most magnificent treasures, famous for its enormous twin waterfalls that stand over 70m high and descend into the Timor Sea. 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).
Along the coast to the King George River we travel past Koolama Bay where the merchant vessel ‘Koolama’ was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. Hear about the amazing story of survival and mutiny, and the untimely and unfortunate end to the ‘Koolama’.
When we get to the entrance of the King George River, you can’t help but feel dwarfed by the towering red rocky cliffs rising 50m high above us. From here, we’ll meander up river to the incredible Falls, and if conditions permit you’ll be able to take an invigorating waterfall shower as the boat edges to within metres of the rock face.
After some time to soak up the spellbinding Falls, we’ll start heading back to the lodge. Enjoy some barramundi fishing on the way back and keep an eye out for other marine life including crocodiles, dolphins, dugong and manta rays to name just a few. (B,L,D)