The Mitchell Falls and the Mitchell Plateau
The Mitchell Falls are among the most photographed attractions of the Kimberley.
I took the shots you see on this and other pages while I was up there in May 2006.
We had had a fabulous wet season so I was lucky to see the falls at their most splendid.
But trust me, no photo could ever do this place justice.
It's not just the Mitchell Falls that make it special, there is so much to discover and do here. And that's what this part of the site is about.
You can see the falls by taking a scenic flight from Drysdale Station on the Gibb River Road. But you'd miss out on a lot!Yes, getting to the Mitchell Plateau takes some time and dedication, but it's worth it!
Here's all you need to know to plan your trip!
- About the Mitchell River National Park: Background Information (history and ecology).
- The Mitchell Plateau: Visitor Information (getting there, camping, scenic flights).
- Some photos of the Mitchell Plateau Track.
- The hike to the Mitchell Falls.
- Pictures from the Mitchell Plateau.
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What Other Visitors Have Said
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Mitchell Plateau 1970
I worked on the Mitchell Plateau in 1970 for AMAX Bauxite Corp for 6 months. Worked 6 days a week and on the 7th went to all the sights! King Edward …
Mitchell Falls: When it did not have a name
I was lucky enough to visit the Mitchell Falls on a number of times, first being in 1975 when working on the prawn trawlers out of Darwin. We would fish …
Does anyone know if you can still go up and camp at Crystal Creek?
Off road camper to Mitchell Falls?
I have read a few things about the track to Mitchell Falls being unsuitable/a bit tough if towing, and was just wondering if any one had towed a camper …
Fishing below The Mitchell Falls
We are heading up to the Gibb River Road in May and I was wondering if there is anywhere to fish below the Mitchell Falls? I read that you can access the …
Camping at Mitchell Falls in April
Just need some more information about camping at Mitchell Falls. Do I need to book a camp site in the quiet area? Can you also please advise whether …
Offroad Campertrailer to Mitchell River National Park
Can we take an offroad campertrailer to the Mitchell Falls?
Is Mitchell Falls at the beginning of November worth it ?
We plan to travel into the Kimberley at the beginning of November for 11 days. I'd like to know if the Mitchell Falls are worth it, about the level of …
Kalumburu is the cultural centre of the Kimberleys – something you wouldn't know unless you stopped to look. You might think it would be the Mowanjum …
Mitchell Falls in June
Mitchell Falls looks amazing. But is it worth it going there at the end of June when the wet season is over? Is there going to be any water left? Thank …
Hire car insurance for Mitchell Plateau
We understand that our hired 4wd car insurance only covers the Gibb River Road , and not the Kalumburu Road and Mitchell Plateau Track . Does someone …
Walking to the Mitchell Falls with young children?
I was reading about Mitchell Plateau. How tough is the walk? It sounds like a great place to get to, but I am a bit worried it might be too much for the …
Crossing The King Edward River
The road to the Mitchell Plateau had just been opened. The King Edward River was full of loads of water. Novices as we were with river crossings, we did …
Mitchell Falls trip 2013
Travelling along the Gibb River Road was all about the Mitchell Falls for us. In our 100 series Land Cruiser and Rooftop Tent we set out from Drysdale …
Bicks and Bickess (Mitchell Falls 2007)
The Mitchell Falls were the highlight of our Kimberley tour. We arrived in June 2007 just after the track in had been opened. The falls were in full flood …
Garden of Eden
We stayed 6 nights at the Mitchell Plateau campsite, left for provisions and came back for 2 more. No one else did – came and went in a day or two nights …