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Mitchell Falls Day Trek with Scenic Flight


Kingfisher Tours

Fly, drive, trek and chopper around the Mitchell River National Park home of the spectacular Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls). From the air experience the ancient lands including Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River, across the Kimberley escarpment to the Mitchell Plateau on Wunambal Gaambera country.

On the ground you experience eye-catching surrounds including old livistona palms and mysterious ancient rock art found beneath the waterfalls. Join one of our guides on Country to trek the 4.5km Punamii-Uunpuu Hiking Trail. Along the way swim, explore and enjoy the Little Mertens and Big Mertens Falls.

Insights into your experience

Departing Kununurra your scenic flight tracks over the Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River, across the Kimberley escarpment to the Mitchell Plateau on Wunambal Gaambera Country.

You have morning tea, fresh damper, and tea at the arrivals and departures lounge then drive down an eye-catching bush track surrounded by ancient Livistona palms, to the Mertens campground (Ranger Base) to start the 4.5km Punamii-Uunpuu hiking trail.

Be inspired and humbled by ancient rock art found beneath the falls, featuring the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion spirit figures. Take time to enjoy your lunch, relax and swim before taking an exhilarating helicopter ride over the falls and back to base. We drive back to the airfield for a well-earned cold beer, wine, or a cup of tea, before the homeward flight, via the Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham, and fly low over the lower Ord for some afternoon crocodile spotting.


Aboriginal guide
Afternoon tea
Cold drink
First aid
Morning tea
Scenic flight
Tea and coffee

You should bring

Walking shoes

Things to know

Tours depart from Kununurra daily at 6:00am and arrives back in Kununurra by 4:30pm.
Scheduled departures run from 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021.T

Cost includes:

  • Scenic flight from Kununurra to Mitchell Falls
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Transfers to and from guest’s accommodation in Kununurra

Planning for your trip:

  • Ensure to bring along a backpack with your camera, sunglasses and hat.  
  • Kingfisher Tours provide ample water and sunscreen for all guests. 
  • Don’t forget to pack swimsuit and a towel if you’d like to swim at the falls. 
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to undertake this hike. 
  • Guests who are not confident to hike the 4.5km trek to the falls can take up the option of a two-way helicopter. This is an extra $170 per person

Hike Conditions:

Please note this is a Class 5 walk. Good level of fitness and mobility is required.

The 4km walk from Punamii-unpuu camp site to the Mitchell Falls will be the highlight of your stay, we allow 2.5 hours to complete the hike. The terrain on this walking trail can be difficult and requires a high level of fitness. Care should be taken due to uneven surfaces, water crossings, cliffs and gorges. The Horizontal Waterfalls is a natural phenomenon which is tide dependent with variable flow. We cannot guarantee the amount or level of water flowing through the Horizontal Waterfalls at any given time.


Meeting point

Guests will be picked up from their Kununurra accommodation between 5.00am and 5.30am for a 6.00am departure.


Mitchell Falls, East Kimberley region, Western Australia.

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