About this place
The extraordinary King George River is a popular tourist attraction due to its spectacular scenery and the opportunity for wildlife viewing. The river is of high cultural significance to Balanggarra people, for whom the falls are the male and female Wunkurr (Rainbow Serpents). The surrounding coastline adds to the attraction of the area, including cliffs, gorges and mangrove-lined bays. The tidal portion of the river lies within a Special Purpose Zone (recreation and conservation) and recreational fishing is permitted.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of King George Falls.
The Balanggarra, Wunambal Gaambera, Ngarinyin and Miriuwung Gajerrong people have cultural, spiritual and social connections to the north Kimberley sea country. North Kimberley Marine Park will be jointly managed with traditional owners, with agreement already reached with the Balanggarra traditional owners to jointly manage their sea country.