Is there a minimum number of passengers for Bungle Bungle Guided Tours?
We run our tours with a minimum of 2 people.
What times of the year do you run tours?
We run tours when Purnululu National Park is open between April and September. Please note the exact dates will vary slightly each season as it depends on the weather and when the park is officially opened and closed by Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Where do the tours depart from?
Our day tours from Kununurra depart with Aviair for a scenic flight plane transfer. The Aviair terminal is located at Kununurra Airport, 319 Laine Jones Drive. However, and you will be provided with complimentary airport pick ups and drop offs from and to your Kununurra accommodation.
I will already be in Purnululu National Park, can I join a guided tour?
Yes, of course you can! Please call our reservations team to make a booking, you will then meet your guide at the Bungle Bungle airstrip to commence the tour.
What meals are included?
You will receive a small cooler pack, which includes your lunch. Prior to the walk, you will be provided with a small morning tea and after the walk you will enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge.
I have dietary requirements, is this ok?
Yes of course! All of our meals can meet your dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.
What is the difficulty of the walks?
- Cathedral Gorge & Piccaninny Gorge: Classed as a moderate to easy walk. There are some areas of uneven ground as well as walking on sand in Cathedral Gorge. The walk distance is about 3km return.
- Echidna Chasm: Classed as a moderately challenging walk. The walk into Echidna Chasm is on a dry river bed with large stones that can at times be slightly wobbly under foot. A high level mobility is required for this 1.5 hour walk.
Are children allowed on the tours?
Infants are classified as 0-2 years and may travel free of charge on their parents lap on the plane transfer down to the Bungles. (Please note that only one infant may travel per aircraft). Children are classified as 3-12 years of age inclusive and must be accompanied by an adult. The walks are relatively easy but parents may need to carry their children when they tire.
What do I wear and bring with me?
Light cotton clothing, preferably long pants and long sleeves for sun protection, sturdy walking/hiking footwear (no leather soles), hat, sunglasses, light jacket (for cool mornings and helicopter flights), sunscreen, backpack, camera, refillable water bottle.
Can I stay overnight in the Bungle Bungle?
Yes, this is a really great addition. All of our tour packages have the option of an overnight stay at the beautiful Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, just ask any one of our friendly reservations team members,
Someone said it gets freezing cold in the Bungles, is this true?
Yes, believe it or not it can get well below 0 degrees at night during the cooler months. If you are staying overnight please be prepared to bring winter woolies, warm socks and a beanie and scarf.
Am I able to do a helicopter flight?
Yes you certainly can, we partner with HeliSpirit who operates helicopter flights from within Purnululu National Park. Simply ask our team at the time of booking.
Where are the toilets located?
When departing from Kununurra with Aviair, there are toilets located in the terminal. Once you have landed at Bellburn Airstrip within Purnululu National Park there are toilets in the shady area next to the HeliSpirit office. There are also toilet blocks in the carpark of the start of the Cathedral Gorge walk and also the carpark of the Echidna Chasm walk.
How do we get to the walks?
Once landing in Purnululu National Park with Aviair, your guide will meet you to take you to the start of the walk in our 4WD bus. If you are already in the Bungles, you will meet your guide at the airstrip and also join along on the BBGT off road bus.
Is it possible to explore Piccaninny Gorge without the 3 day hike?
Yes is sure is! We offer the ‘Piccaninny Gorge Heli-Hike’ tour which is exactly this. Teaming up with HeliSpirit, we are able to take you exploring where few others have been before. Until recently, Piccaninny Gorge was only open to people taking part on the 3 day hike, which includes carrying all food and water. This tour allows you to land in the heart of the gorge via helicopter and explore with no designated tracks. This tour is for avid hikers and adventurers with a high level of fitness only.