Talbot Bay is situated in Western Australia's north where around 1800 million years ago Kimberley continent collided with the land mass of Australia. The resultant collision caused massive heating along the contact's boundaries and Kimberley region of Australia was thus created. The massive geological buckling produced the spectacular folds in and around Talbot Bay, which is also the site of Horizontal Waterfalls, found about 32 km (20 miles) to the east of Cockatoo Island in Buccaneer Archipelago.
The unique waterfall effect is created via the quick tidal fall on the ocean-side of cliffs' gaps. On the inland side of the gaps waters can't escape fast enough and the cascades create a ‘'horizontal waterfall''. When the right conditions exist, it is possible to be up to a 10m high "waterfall" as waters trapped on landward side cascade out via the narrow gap to the ocean side.
The Horizontal Waterfalls or Horizontal Falls are nicknamed the "Horries" and described as "One of the greatest wonders of the natural world". Formed from a break in-between McLarty Ranges which reaches up to 25 m (82 ft) in width, the Waterfalls natural phenomenon is activated as seawater builds up more quickly on one side of the gaps, creating a waterfall on a King tide. Within each tide's change the direction of the fall reverses and creates vast tidal whirlpools. Within this region live the Bardi Jawa, Balangarra, Dambimangari and Uunguu indigenous communities, which travel companies must take care to respect.
The northern, more seaward gorge is 20 meters (66 ft) wide and the southern, more inland is 12 meters (39 ft). Above each gorge are situated natural reservoirs between 3.7–5.0 ml (6–8 km)-long which empty and fill with seawater via the gorge openings. Partly fed by fresh water out of Poulton Creek is the inner gorge.
Highlights: Horizontal Waterfalls
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20 August, 2017