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Purnululu One Night Luxury Experience

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Kingfisher Tours

Experience the natural wonders of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park from different perspectives 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 the park with 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.

Includes overnight stay and three course dinner at a Luxury Wilderness Lodge.

Insights into your experience

This luxury two day tour starts with an hours flight the Purnululu Explorer Scenic Flight, over Lake Argyle and the Osmond Ranges.  You land at Purnululu National Park where our Traditional Owner guide will welcome you to country.

Land at the Bellburn airstrip, in Purnululu National Park and be welcomed to country by local Gija guides. 

Your guide will drive you in our 4WD to the northern massif where you will stop at the mini palms for morning tea, fresh damper, tea, and coffee, and locally made jams. You will then walk around 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. 

Enjoy lunch and a cold refreshment before returning to the wilderness lodge for the afternoon. Enjoy a three-course meal for dinner. 

On day two you will experience the beauty of Cathedral Gorge. Enjoy learning about bush tucker and listening to the ancient songlines as you walk into the magnificent Cathedral Gorge, enjoy your picnic lunch, before departing for the lookout. Have a chilled and well-deserved drink before your departure back to Kununurra. 

Highlights: 

  • Scenic flight to view the Bungles from the air - 1 hour flight on the way there and 1 hour flight on the way back to Kununurra.
  • Local Giga Guide
  • Visit Echidna Chasm
  • Explore Cathedral Gorge
  • Overnight accommodation at the Bungle Bungles Wilderness Lodge

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide
Accomodation
All meals
First aid
Scenic flight
Water

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Spare clothing
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Walking shoes

Things to know

Tour departs at 6:00am and arrives back in Kununurra the following day by 4:30pm

Cost includes:

  • Purnululu Explorer Scenic Flight - return trip from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park, 1 hour flight each way
  • All meals
    • Lunch:Packed picnic lunch packs to take on the walk into the Bungles
    • Dinner: A three-course dinner at the Wilderness Lodge and a complimentary drink
  • One nights accommodation at the Bungle Bungles Wilderness Lodge
  • 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.
  • Guests can bring a soft pack weighing up to 10kgs for their clothes and personal items for their overnight trip.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to undertake this hike.
  • Each guest is allowed a maximum of 1 piece of luggage (soft bag preferred) , and max 10 kg. Oversized luggage may not be able to be carried. (Kingfisher can provide secure storage for excess luggage).
  • All meals and non-alcoholic refreshments provided.
  • Kingfisher Tours provide ample water and sunscreen for all guests.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Infants must sit on laps.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

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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