Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) , Western Australia
Purnululu, Western Australia
After spending the last few days in Kununarra, we decided to check out head towards our next destination, being the Bungle Bungles, famous for, amongst other things the usual rock formations which look like bee hives.
After checking out all accommodation options, we decided to stay just outside the entry to the national park in a free camp called Spring Creek. When we got there, it immediately felt like we have been here before, which as it turns out, we have. It was about 4 years ago on a previous holiday that we were racing from Derby to Katherine when we stopped in for the night at a free camp in the middle of nowhere. We easily remember the night, as it was the hottest night ever, and we had no power to run the air conditioner. Turns out it is the same place. Small country this Australia!
Anyway, back to the interesting things about our trip (or some would say the usual gibberish I write).
Once entering the national park, you still need to travel approx 50kms to the information/ranger centre. The road was the usual crappy dirt, full of tight corners and plenty of corrugations (don't think the X-trail will ever be the same). Once reaching the information centre, we were advised we needed to travel a further 24kms south to check out the Bungles, as well as a natural ampitheatre called Cathedral Gorge. (The north attractions were just too far out of reach for a single days visit).
So, off we went and attacked the next 24kms, and after a few minutes, we reached the car park of the bungles where we were advised that we would need to trek on foot a few more kms to check things out! So, we drink bottles in hand, off we went.
The bungles, well they are like rock formations which look like bee hives! The Cathedral Gorge was pretty good, definitely the highlight of the adventure. It is a massive ampitheatre type stucture with a small pool of water at the base.
Overall, good that we visited, although not as impressive as other places visited thus far.
Other notable happenings at the bungles;
- had to get back to camp via a few kms walk, followed by 70 off kms dirt drive! (Anyone want to buy a hardly used X-trail?)
- Mum and Hunter won the dirt road, walk only footy challenge 4-1 (although I think Hunter should have been sent off a few more times for running. Can't be possible that he can run, or walk that is, me down?)
- knocked off a few more levels of candy crush (it really was a camp out in the middle of nowhere)