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Jun 23, 2016 - Kununurra to Leycesters Rest -Ord River, about 100ks north of Halls Creek

Said goodbye to Janette and Sharon and their dogs Ollie, Rosie and Tessie and hit the road at about 9.30am. Today was the day that I was going to see the Bungle Bungles, though we really didn't know how until we got there! When we reached Warmun roadhouse we made an on the spot decision that I would do a helicopter trip whilst Ian looked after the dogs. There was another couple making a similar decision as us, but the wife really didn't want to go. So, it ended up being me and her husband taking the trip. Well, it was wonderful!11 I hadn't...

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May 28, 2016 - Saturday 28th to 29th May purnululu N/P

We were awoken at 4.30 with a message coming in on the phone, looking at it I said to mal ,my goodness it's Greg returning our sms we had sent earlier, saying that he was at the same place we were. As it got lighter and everyone was getting up, we saw Greg walking to the toilet, we gave him a wave but in the distance didn't realise who we were till we got closer, Boy was he surprised and glad to see our faces again. We caught up on the things he had been doing as well as telling him of our adventures, he took down some notes on places we...

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2016 holiday

Jun 20, 2014 - The Bungle Bungles

We set off about 6.15am for the Bungle Bungles Caravan park. It is a park set up on the Mabel Downs station which has been there for many years. The 4wd bus came around and we all climbed aboard. About twenty of us. The road is very rough and there are many creek crossings. No 2wd vehicle should go up there as it is so rough. We arrived at the visitor centre in the middle of the park for a brief stop before setting off to explore the southern side of the BUngle Bungles. We arrived at the parking bays and the bus driver quickly set up for...

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Jun 19, 2014 - Leycesters rest

We packed up and said goodbye to Max's granddaughter before heading off. We picked up some supplies and as we drove through Halls Creek people kept waving at us, they must have been from the church. Then we headed out to Caroline Pool along the Duncan road. It was quite pretty but there were a lot of campers. We drove further along to Old Halls Creek. Turning around at that point and heading back to Halls Creek on the Duncan Road and out of town. We made it to Leycester's rest area alongside the Ord River. There is not much water in it at...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Bungle Bungles

21/07/13 Bungle Bungles Today we arrived at the Bungle Bungles it was a long drive in and it was a very rough road but it was worth it. Then when it was dark we went out cane toad spotting but found only scary spiders. Z 22/07/13 Bungle Bungles Today we woke early and went on a walk called the Domes. It was really nice and all the rocks looked like bee hives. Next we went to a launch pad and caught a helicopter over the Bungles, it was really scary with no doors. Also we had to wear head phones with microphones so you could hear and talk to...

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Stringers Go West

May 13, 2013 - Beyond Broome to the Bungles

5 May, after a day trip on 4 May with Mel to Beagle Bay and One Arm Point, we travelled on to Derby where we marvelled at the range of shapes and sizes of the boab trees along the way, there is so much variety and each tree seems to have its own personality! With the luxury of a flexible schedule and added local knowledge, we did a detour to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek, the area where the Aboriginal activist Jandamarra successfully evaded capture by white settlers and police for two years in 1894‒95 hiding in the gorges and caves. The...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Kimberley: Purnululu National Park Bungle Bungles

Kimberley: Purnululu National Park – Bungle Bungles 30-31 August 2012 The Bungle Bungles was our final destination in the Kimberley. The drive in was 4WD only and proved to be very slow & rough. It took nearly 2 hours to drive 50km’s. It was well and truly worth the effort with beautiful chasms to explore and of course the famous bee hive rock formations. Unfortunately there were no swimming holes to cool off in after a long hot day so Jesse found another way to beat the heat and clean himself at the same time (the camping facilities...

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Aug 6, 2010 - ohhh - helicopter over The Bungles!

This morning we had our long-awaited helicopter flight over The Bungles. It had taken a while to convince Stan to give it a go, and yesterday he told me that he thought it wouldn't really be that good and that it was more important to walk through them - he believed the flight wouldn't give you a sense of their beauty. So we arrived and weighed in - I was so happy with my 50kgs! We were on a four seater (that includes the pilot) so the boys were on one seat and I didn't have a headset - but all good. Just quietly I think Josh probably felt...

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Aug 5, 2010 - Bungle Bungles

JD: "Last night we landed in the Bungle Bungles. Today we started off the day with a gorge walk called the Cathedral Gorge Walk. The walk was easy and the gorge was amazing. The gorge was a very good photo opportunity. On the way back I got lost. Dad said “Come on let’s go,” so I went. But dad and the rest of the family hadn’t left. So I went the opposite way. I thought I was looking for them and they were looking for me! In the end dad came and got me. While I was away, Joel almost had an asthma attack! After Cathedral Gorge we went on...

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Aug 4, 2010 - Kununurra to Purnululu

JD: "Yesterday we went to El Questro. The first thing we did was go to Zebedee Springs. Only my brother and my dad went in. Mum put her feet in though. I was climbing up rocks for no certain reason. I also made a knife using two rocks. I kept the knife and realised how sharp it was:). The next thing we did was go to Emma Gorge. I made another knife and also made sparks. We did a walk that was supposed to be 2hrs but took us 1 1/2hrs:). I went into the ‘pool’ at Emma Gorge. The water was FREEZING! I liked the walk but the pool not so...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Day 28: Purnululu NP (Bungle Bungles)

Day 28: Purnululu National Park Woke to another glorious day. Today’s adventure was to the southern side to the more well known part of the Bungle Bungles – the beehive domes. During the drive we almost wiped out a dingo who dashed across the road in front of us. There was a beautiful section of road with a yellow flowering bush and more of the holly grevillea which was just a mass of bright red colour. Great glimpses of the ranges around every corner. First up we did the Domes walk – a delightful saunter through the domes with their...

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Jun 14, 2010 - Day 27: Halls Creek to Bungle Bungle Ranges

Day 27: Halls Creek to Bungle Bungle Ranges Left campground at 8am but didn’t get away from Halls Creek until 8:35 – fueling 2 vehicles, putting air in tyres. Bought some postcards – don’t know when I’m going to be near a PO. So unbelievably quiet and smooth on the bitumen. Been a few 1000 kms since we last experienced this luxury. Lots of wedgetail eagles and hawks and bottle trees. Just after turn-off into Purnululu National Park a King Brown went slithering across the road in front of us. Ew!! Road has improved dramatically since the...

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