Bungle Bungle Wanderer + Echidna Chasm
This tour shows you all of the Bungle Bungle in one day. Fly over Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine, Bungle Bungle Range, Ord Irrigation Area. Join an early morning 3km walk amongst the eroded towers and beehive structures of the southern Bungle Bungle Range.
Your tour guide will take you to Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After enjoying your picnic lunch, your 4WD tour begins to Echidna Chasm for the afternoon walk.
A high level of mobility is required for the afternoon walk.
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Experience the Bungle Bungle by air and on the ground by immersing yourself in the ancient landscape with a local guide showing you their country.
This full day tour offers a unique experience, providing guided walking tours with an Aboriginal perspective of the world heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Your local guide will take you back to a time where the Aboriginal people lived here for some 40,000 years.
This scenic flight takes you on an unforgettable adventure over the Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine and Ord River Irrigation Area. You will also fly over the stunning Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and the Bow River. Landing at a remote unsealed airfield in the Purnululu National Park and transfer to an airconditioned 4WD bus, your guide will drive you closer to the Bungle Bungle Range. Enjoy a moderate 3km guided walk amongst the famous eroded towers and black and orange banded beehive structures on the Domes Walk. Your guide will take you into Cathedral Gorge, where towering cliffs open up to form a space with awe inspiring natural acoustics, here you will enjoy you picnic lunch that is carried in a cooler bag.
Walk along the bed of Piccaninny Creek, which flows only in the monsoon waterfall season. Then continue on to the norther gorges of Purnululu which are quite different to Cathedral Gorge and the Domes at the south. A 65 minute drive takes us northwards along the Western Wall of the Bungle Bungle Range. A rocky path leads your walk into Echidna Chasm, which narrows until it is just two shoulders width apart. Gazing skywards to the bright blue sky, the orange towering walls look as if they are lit from within.
Livistona palm trees cling to the vertical sides. You may also have the oppurtunity to visit other walks at the northern end of the park. A high level of mobility is required for this 1.5 hour walk as it includes climbing over boulders and walk up staircases to viewing platforms at the end of the chasm.
Return via a scenic flight to Kununurra, on the way viewing the Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds are mined.
This scenic flight includes:
- Flight in air-conditioned high quality aeroplanes - the newest planes and only air conditioned fleet in Kununurra
- Courtesy transfer to and from our terminal within Kununurra
- Use of our air conditioned terminal building
- Cold bottled water, Ord Valley sandalwood scented refresher towels, and sweets
- Personalised pilot commentary across PA system or personal headsets
How to avoid and reduce emissions whilst on holiday:
Travel light – remember every extra kg that needs to be transported needs more fuel and generates more greenhouse gas emissions.
Buy souvenirs produced locally – buying a cheap imported knock-off of a traditional item as a souvenir does not support the local community and creates additional transport emissions.
Dates / Departures 2019
Dates available: April to October
Duration: 11 hours
Departs from: Kununurra
Departure time: Depart 6:00am and return 5:00pm
Price starting from: Adult: $1197 | Senior: $1177