Bungle Bungle Range, State of Western Australia
beside the giant trees and forestry national parks, western australia enriched by rocks formations and boulders which worth to be explored.
amongst the lists are:
- stirling ranges national park
- the pinnacles, nambung national park
- the kimberley
- porongurup national park
- purnululu national park or bungle bungles
- karijini national park
- hyden's wave rock
* more details about the pinnacles in my cervantes page
Purnululu National Park is home to one of the world’s most uniquely beautiful natural wonders – the Bungle Bungles. The very best way to experience the Bungle Bungles is from above in a helicopter. Only from this vantage point can one truly grasp the size and beauty of the park and its famous beehive domes. The ride compares favorably to other great helicopter rides I have taken, including one along the Great Ocean Road and one through the Grand Canyon. Due to their remoteness, the Bungle Bungles weren’t really “discovered” until the early 1980s. It still takes some work to get to the park, including a 53-kilometer 4WD journey through station land, and chances are you will only be here once. Initially, it may sting a little paying for the helicopter ride, but you will not regret it.
Although the Bungle Bungle Range was extensively used by Aboriginal people during the wet season, when plant and animal life was abundant, few Europeans knew of its existence until the mid-1980s. The area has been a national park since 1987 and its unique appearance has captured the public imagination. The park offers a remote wilderness experience.
There are few facilities and no accommodation; visitors must carry in all food and water. Most visitors camp for several days so it is essential to be well equipped. You can camp at Walardi and Kurrajong campsites.
The Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most fascinating geological landmarks in Western Australia. From a helicopter, the Bungle Bungle Range is an imposing sight. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach from the south. As you sweep further over the range a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks.
Anne and I went on two helicopter Tours.
The first tour left from Halls creek and took us over The Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater.
The second tour left fron Turkey Creek and took us over the Bungle Bungles.
This spectacularly narrow chasm is one of the highlights in the Bungle Bungles. To see it at its best make sure you are there at midday, when the sun, which is at its highest point shines directly into it. The colour changes are spectacular. Also, as tour groups start the day very early to avoid the midday sun, the chasm is pretty quiet at that time.
You can't lose!
A scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles.
A bit expensive but worth the splurge of $180 Aussie dollars.
A visit to Purnululu National Park.
More commonly known as the Bungle Bungles. This weather eroded range is a tiger stripped surreal sight that you'll find etched in your mind long after you leave.