About this place
The inlet has huge tides of around 11m and dense mangroves supporting wildlife such as green pygmy geese, sacred ibis or estuarine crocodiles. The Isdell, Calder and Charnley rivers flow into the inlet, carving spectacular gorges into the sandstone. There are many waterfalls, even in the dry season, decorated with fern banks, and fig trees that cling to sheer rock walls.
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 Walcott Inlet.
We recognise and acknowledge Dambimangari people as the traditional owners of Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park.