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Published: August 1st 2013
View of falls and plateau from helicopter
Today (well not really today as I am posting this about a week and a half since we were there)we were the first flight into the falls so we had the place to ourselves for a while. The flight only takes 6 minutes, they do a couple of turns over the falls so you can get some pics from above. You have to see it from above to appreciate the vastness of this area.
We spent the best part of the morning taking in the sights and relaxing in the cool waters of the Mitchell River, and being entertained by the tour groups crossing the top of the falls.
It took best part of an hour and a half for the walk back and it was very hot so cooling off at Mertens Falls was a great bonus. Its a relatively easy walk through patches of rainforest and grasslands.
In 2000 the Mitchell Plateau was made a national park, area 115,300 hectares. It is really worth the effort to get here and would love to see it at its best in the west season.
Next stop Kalumburu
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