Cruises from King George River
King George River enters Koolama Bay and the Timor Sea from the Gardner Plateau in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The 112km river was named after King George V in 1911 by the English explorer Chas Conigrave after a privately funded expedition in the area. Over many thousands of years the river has cut back into the plateau creating stunning sheer walls and majestic waterfalls at the end of several canyons. Access from large cruise ships is by launch, but smaller vessels can negotiate right to the twin falls, 12 km upstream, which have a drop of 84 m.