Where is it?  In the state’s far north, on the western side of the Kimberley, about 15 hours’ drive west of Kununurra

How to see it for yourself?

Mitchell Plateau is accessible by car during the dry season via an unsealed 4WD track off the Gibb River Road, along Kulumburu Road. Continue along it, turning at the Mitchell Plateau Track and drive on to the Mitchell Falls campsite. It is a 3km walk from the campground to the falls, passing a variety of habitats, waterholes and Aboriginal rock art. To get another perspective of the Mitchell Falls, flight tours of the plateau are available with operators such as Bush Flight and Slingair Heliwork.

Why I love it

“While camping at Mitchell Falls we were surrounded throughout the night by fires lit by National Park authorities to aid the germination of bush seed. This form of environmental care has been practised by Aborigines for millennia. As smoke tempered the early morning light with lovely evenness, the colours of rock and water began to glow. Now as I recall this unrepeatable moment, I think of a line from an old song by The Eagles – ‘call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye’ – and I pray for the preservation of such unique wilderness.” – Ken DuncanKenduncan.com
MORE: Australian Traveller’s Ultimate Kimberley Guide
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