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Purnululu Day Trek with Cathedral Gorge and Scenic Flight

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Kingfisher Tours

Experience the natural wonders of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park on this full day tour from Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Soar over the dramatic beehive rocks of the Bungle Bungle range on a scenic flight and enjoy unbeatable aerial views of Lake Argyle and the Argyle Diamond Mine. On the ground, hop on-board a 4WD to explore the Dome Walk, Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek with your local Gija guide. Discover the uses of bush medicine and bush tucker and listen to the ancient songs of the country as you explore the majestic ranges.

Insights into your experience

Start your day with a stunning one hour scenic flight to Purnululu National Park, flying over Lake Kununurra and the full expanse of Lake Argyle. View the Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and the Bow River before landing at the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park.This is one of the most striking geological landmarks and one of two World Heritage sites in Western Australia.

Land at the Bellburn airstrip in Purnululu National Park where you will meet your local Gija guide and enjoy a Welcome to Country ceremony.

Jump in the 4WD and your guide will drive you to the beginning of the Cathedral Gorge walking trail.

Explore the Dome Walk on foot whilst learning about the bush tucker and bush medicine on your way to Cathedral Gorge. Your local Giga guide will sing beautiful songs of the gorges, that are 1000s of years old, as you enter the Cathedral Gorge. Cathedral Gorge has a natural amphitheatre of red rock with unusual bee hive striped formations and deep gorges.

Enjoy lunch surrounded by the beauty of the gorge.

After lunch, head on to Piccaninny lookout, follow the ancient songlines of the Gija people and learn about the cultural and geological history of the area.

Ice cold refreshments are provided on your return to the airstrip. Finally, embark on the last leg of your Purnululu Scenic flight back to Kununurra.

This is a fantastic day you will not forget.

For the ultimate views, you can choose to upgrade to include a thrilling 18 minute helicopter ride.

Highlights: 

  • 1 hour scenic flight to view the Bungle Bungles from the air
  • Local Giga Guide
  • Explore the Dome Walk and Cathedral Gorge

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
Afternoon tea
Cold drink
First aid
Lunch
Morning tea
Scenic flight
Tea and coffee
Water

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Sunscreen
Walking shoes

Things to know

This is a full day tour departing Kununurra on Tuesdays and Saturdays from: 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021

Tours departs at 9:00am and arrives back in Kununurra by 4:30pm.

Cost includes:

  • Return Scenic flight from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Transfers to and from guest’s accommodation in Kununurra

Planning for your trip:

  • Ensure to bring along a backpack with your camera, sunglasses and hat.  
  • Kingfisher Tours provide ample water and sunscreen for all guests. 
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to undertake this hike. 

Walks in the Southern massif (ranges)
Cathedral Gorge Walk: Moderate 3km, 1-2 hour return walk from the Piccaninny Creek car park to a spectacular gorge. Mostly easy with some short difficult sections.
Picanninny Creek Lookout: You can walk to this lookout which is 2.8km return from the Piccaninny Creek car park to gain great views of the Bungle Bungle Range outliers as the Piccaninny Creek winds its way down to the Ord River.
The Domes Walk: 1km, 1 hour circuit walk among the famous ‘beehive’ domes of Purnululu National Park.


Meeting point

Guests will be picked up from their Kununurra accommodation at 8.30am. Please ensure you are ready and waiting out the front of your accommodation.

Location

Purnululu National Park, Western Australia

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