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Mitchell Plateau & Falls

Mitchell Plateau & Falls

Getting to the Mitchell Plateau (Ngauwudu) can be done in a few different ways – you can drive yourself (in a high clearance 4WD), join a tour group or take flight with a local aviation company.

The drive along the Kalumburu Road and Mitchell Plateau track is awesome but don’t allow yourself to get too distracted as the road is tricky in places and you will need to keep your wits about you!

The park covers an area of 115,300 hectares and once you are at the Mitchell Falls (Punamii-unpuu), you can engage in bushwalking, heli-fishing tours or breath-taking scenic helicopter flights over the Falls and Plateau. There is a campground with toilets and fireplaces but there are no showers. That said, water can be collected from the ‘collection point’ at Mertens Creek near the campground. Park entry and camping fees apply.

As well as the Falls, the Plateau is home to a vast Livistona Estonii palm forest (about 400km2) and it is believed to be the only forest of its kind in Australiasia. Truly amazing!

If you need a bit more luxury for your ‘camping’ trip – you can access the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast option at the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge in a tented cabin. Touring options are available from Kununurra with an overnighter at the Lodge and a tour of the Mitchell Falls – a terrific way to spend a day!