The Mitchell Falls and the Mitchell Plateau

The Mitchell Falls are among the most photographed attractions of the Kimberley.

I took the photos you see on this and other pages after a fabulous wet season when the falls were at their most splendid.

But trust me, no photo could ever do this place justice.

The Mitchell FallsThe standard shot of the Mitchell Falls.


The Mitchell Plateau is special not only because of this waterfall. Simply getting there is an adventure in its own right with much to see and do on the way.

Getting to the Mitchell Plateau takes some time and dedication, it's an adventure in its own right, and it's worth it!

(If you worry about the four wheel driving, grab my free Kimberley guide here. It should put your mind at ease.)

There is so much else to discover and do that I recommend you spend more than one night at the campground at Mitchell RiverNational Park (or the King Edward River).

Sure, you could see the falls by taking a scenic flight from Drysdale Station on the Gibb River Road instead. But you'd miss out on a lot!

More waterfalls, rock pools, bush walks, fishing, Aboriginal art sites, unique flora and fauna...

Waterfall on the Mitchell PlateauThis is one of the other waterfalls on the Mitchell Plateau.


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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 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 …

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 …

Crystal Creek 
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 …

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 …

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 
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 …

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 …

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 …

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