Australia 2010

A circumnavigation (with risks).

The Bungle Bungles.

You must see the Bungle Bungles. Everybody says so.

As you probably know the Bungle Bungles are to be found in Purnululu National Park (a World Heritage Site) and a mere 600 km detour from Kununurra. (But you have to see the Bungle Bungles.)

Getting to see the Bungle Bungles from the ground (rather than from the air) is a bit of a challenge. To quote the sign at the park turn off.

What is the road into the park like?

The road between here and the park is a 4WD track which is often badly corrugated and has hazardous sharp corners and blind rises... Dangerous creek crossings may be required... The track is only open to high clearance 4WD vehicles. The first campground is 60 km from here.

Actually the road into the park was not too bad (but we did see one non-4WD vehicle that sensibly gave up after the first ten kilometres).

First we looked for the Bungle Bungles behind this range of rather nice stripped rocks.

Then down this creek. Eventually we were warned....

...of the Cathedral Gorge Risk Area. This looked promising.

In spite of the risks we pressed on in our quest for the illusive Bungle Bungles.

Cathedral Gorge was impressive (note the two people on the left above). Were they also searching for the Bungle Bungles?

Are the Bungle Bungles aquatic?

Still within Purnululu National Park but forty kilometres north of Cathedral Gorge we explored another narrow gorge that we hoped might reveal the secret of the Bungle Bungles.

But this gorge just got narrower and narrower.

Then we understood.

Everybody was right, you do have to see the Bungle Bungles.