Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Simons Bungle Bit

After waiting for Chris and Jane to load Tones of Nickel and a few thousand cows onto ships our calendar was finally free for the Bungle trip.
We hauled ourselves out of the princess bed at the rude time of around 8 after another intensive night of planning over an ale or two and hit the road.

250 km later we left the highway to start of the remaining 70 kms of which is 4 wheel drive country. We only had a Holden however it comes fitted with an Isuzu engine so with the help of refreshments to keep the dust down we continued on.

After almost being run off the road by a tourist filming the drive in without watching the road we finally got to our campsite.
It was really only a site, with a rather pleasant long drop (if there is such a thing) and a shared fireplace.
Chris and Jane were faced with the problem of seized zips on their tent that had to be overcome with a small incision. This created the illusion of a tent giving birth during the exit procedure.

We planned deep into the night and awoke to near freezing conditions (13.5 degrees) the next morning to a bacon and eggs breakfast before embarking for the south end of the Purnululu National Park, Western Australia also known as the Bungle Bungles.

Our plan was to do the shorter walks first and have lunch before tackling the mother of the parks treks, Piccaninny Gorge!! First up were the Domes

Followed by the Cathedral track and the moment I had been waiting for… lunch.

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Purnululu national park said...

Departing from Kununurra and heading south down the Great Northern Highway, we left our van at Turkey Creek Roadhouse, Warnum, in order to negotiate the 4wd-only trip into Purnululu National Park to see the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Ranges.