Talbot Bay and Dugong Bay
70 imagesThe iconic Horizontal Waterfalls in Talbot Bay on the Kimberley coast are pinch neck rapids. The two narrow gaps in the range cause water to build up on one side of the opening, creating a horizontal waterfall as it gushes out the other side. On a high spring tide the fall from one side to the other can be as much as 5m.
207 imagesTalbot Bay, in the Buccaneer Archipelago, is home to the iconic Horizontal Waterfalls, a naturally occurring pinch-neck rapid which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Through the second, and smaller of the two gaps, is the inland sea, a body of water which is fed by an inundation of sea water, and freshwater from Poulton Creek. At low tide one can view corals in Talbot Bay, and humpback whales are occasional visitors. Talbot Bay is also well known for Turtle Reef, a huge fringing reef which is rich in marine life, and Cyclone Creek with its dramatic geological formations.