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Purnululu Extended Day Trek with 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 park with your local Gija guide. Visit the northern sandstone massif, Mini Palms and the Echidna Chasm in the morning. In the afternoon explore the southern side of the Bungles range including the Dome Walk, Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek lookout. Throughout the day discover the uses of bush medicine and bush tucker and listen to the ancient songs of 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 only 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.

Your guide will drive you in our 4WD to the northern sandstone massif. Stop at the Mini Palms for morning tea, fresh damper, tea, and coffee, and locally made jams. Walk to the Echidna Chasm lookout to hear the Dreamtime stories of the cheeky echidna, then on to the chasm that glows orange and gold as the morning sun bursts through.

The second half of the day is at the southern side of the Bungles range.  Explore the Dome Walk by foot whilst learning about the bush tucker and bush medicine on your way to Cathedral Gorge. Your traditional 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, flying over Argyle Diamond Mine, Carr Boyd Ranges and Ivanhoe Crossing

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 from the air
  • Local Giga Guide
  • Visit the Northern sandstone massif, Mini Palms and Echidna Chasm
  • 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 from 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021.

Tours departs at 6:00am 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 northern massif (ranges)
Echidna Chasm Walk: 2km return walk, allow up to one hour. Experience a spectacular 200-metre chasm with varying colour hues.  A short walk off the main trail takes you to a lookout with magnificent views of the Osmand Range.
Mini Palms Walk: 5km return walk takes you to a scenic amphitheatre with many young palms. Allow two to three hours. Bloodwoods was named Froghole and Mini Palms to Bloodwood until September 2012.

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 5.30am and taken to the KNX airport for their flight to Purnululu National Park. Please ensure you are ready and waiting out the front of your accommodation.

Location

Purnululu National Park, Western Australia

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