Iconic Australian Waterfall Protected With New National Park

Jan 29, 2013

The Premier of Western Australian has announced the world famous Horizontal Falls and extraordinary reefs, bays, and surrounding areas of the Kimberley region will be permanently protected.

The new 296,000 hectare Horizontal Waterfall Marine Park will safeguard what Sir David Attenborough has described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. The WA Premier Colin Barnett has also created a 16,000 hectare national park surrounding Horizontal Falls, which are a major tourism attraction.

Visitors to Horizontal Falls bear witness to this unique natural phenomenon. Massive tidal currents flow through two narrow coastal gorges in Talbot Bay, creating a stunning horizontal waterfall.

“The pieces of the puzzle to a healthy future for WA's unique natural environment are beginning to fall into place,” John Carey, director of the Pew Environment Group’s Kimberley Conservation Project said.

Read more about The Stunning Beauty of Horizontal Falls Protected on the Pew Environment Group's website.

Homepage photo credit: Richard Costin.

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