Mitchell Plateau

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2003 at 17:29
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Has anyone recently been to Mitchell Falls in the Kimberley. If so, were the falls running. Also interested to know the situation regarding swimming/salt water crocodiles as Ozexplorer conflicts with National Parks information. Any relevant information you can relay would be appreciated.
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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, Jun 08, 2003 at 21:50

Sunday, Jun 08, 2003 at 21:50
You will walk from the camping area along the Merton past Little Merton falls then to the main Merton Falls and a couple of hundred metres further on you will get to the Mitchell Falls. It will be clear to you when you get there.
You can safely swim below little Merton falls and above the main Mitchell Falls, but not below the main falls as that is where the salties swim. Just after you turn off the Kalumburru road towards Mitchell plateu you will cross the King Edward River, about I K past on the right are two areas you can camp. The second one has a pit toilet and a woderful place to camp and swim.
Unable to confirm if water going over the falls. I would ring Drysdale River (they have a web site) and ask them as they arrange flights over the area.
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Reply By: Member - Alan - Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 15:09

Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 15:09
Three weeks ago the falls were running, we waded across upstream from the falls - it was about knee deep and flowing strongly where we crossed. As per previous response can recommend the King Edward River as a camping spot , we camped there as the road after that was very corragated and we were towing a campertrailer. Camping area at the falls carpark also looks OK. if you are tenting it.
You can get a helicopter flight over the falls - walk in and helicopter out - well worth it.

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Alan
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 17:12

Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 17:12
can vouch for the chopper ride too. We also walked in and flew out. Took the Big Kahuna chopper ride which lasted about an hour and took in heaps of other scenery.
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 19:17

Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 19:17
We are heading to Mitchell Falls also - we are leaving Sydney on the 28th June.
Helicopter flights sound the go has anyone got any details on costs etc.Cheers, Beddo
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