Bungle Bungles: 3-4 Days

Departs from Kununurra: Upon demand

Explore the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park with Kimberley Spirit Tours. The Bungle Bungles are glorious by day, but the true magic is when you stay here overnight. After a day of exploring, sit back with a cool drink and watch the rock faces change colour as the sun sets. Enjoy a delicious meal at your comfortable accommodation. Then, under a blanket of a million stars - far from city lights, you'll enjoy falling asleep to the sound of silence.

You've travelled all the way here ... you may as well stay overnight too!

Touring the Bungle Bungles

One of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks, the orange and black sandstone domes, known as the Bungle Bungles, rise 300 metres above the grass-covered plain of Purnululu National Park in Western Australia. Purnululu, meaning ‘sandstone’, has long been inhabited by local Indigenous people, yet it was only in 1983 (after a widespread media promotion) that this hidden jewel of the Kimberley was exposed to the rest of the world.

Probably the most spectacular feature of the Bungle Bungle is the very distinctive tiger-striped skin. Each of the bands is a few metres thick and represents the individual sandstone layers or beds. The dark grey band of sandstone contains a cyanobacterium (formerly known as blue-green algae) which acts as a protective coating. During the Dry Season, the coating takes on a dull grey appearance, however, after rainfall this band becomes almost black. The orange band has a protective coating of iron oxide over the sandstone, hence the reason for a rusty appearance. Both the grey and orange protective coatings play a vital role in retarding the weather and erosion effects on the underlying sandstone.

We will explore the range on foot, discovering long narrow chasms and hidden gorges. We may also encounter some of the 130 bird species found here and unique native animals including the nailtail wallaby and short-eared rock wallaby. 

 

2017 Private Charter

This tour is only available for groups of 4 or more people. Please enquire for price.

Pick-up

Hotel pick up 7.30am

Inclusions

Local tour guide
Wilderness park permit
Meals
Accommodation


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Reviews

Kununurra private group tour

“Scotty's local knowledge and experience massively enhanced our experience of Kununurra.”

— Claire F, Kununurra Australia

Taste of Kununurra

“Fabulous guide, Scott, who ensured we had an informative, interesting tour around Kununurra. His local knowledge was impressive. Highly recommend him and his company Kimberley Spirit Tours.”

— Merrilyn G, Mildura Australia

El Questro day tour

“Scotty was an extremely pleasant young man with so much knowledge of the Kimberley. I felt completely safe and comfortable whilst on this tour where we visited Elquestro and Emma Gorge. This is a beautiful part of the Kimberley and I can highly recommend anyone wishing to explore this breathtaking region to travel with Kimberley Spirit. You will not be disappointed.”

— Gail George, Perth Australia