Cathedral Gorge, the Domes and Echidna Chasm Walk

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CATHEDRAL GORGE, THE DOMES AND ECHIDNA CHASM GUIDED WALK

Including Piccaninny Creek and The Western Wall

Tour BB3 | Moderately challenging

  • Departs From:
    Bellburn Airstrip, Purnululu National Park
  • Time and Duration:
    7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Check in is 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • Includes morning tea, lunch, cold water, chilled refresher towels.
  • Price:
    Adult: $399 pp | Child: $200 pp

Meet your local tour guide at the HeliSpirit shady area at Bellburn airstrip in Purnululu national park. Join your fellow travellers on this unique small group guided tour. First, your guide will drive you closer to the south-west corner of the Bungle Bungle range. Walk amongst the famous eroded towers and black and orange banded beehive structures on the Domes Walk. Your guide will take you into Cathedral Gorge, where the towering cliffs open up to form a space with awe-inspiring natural acoustics. Walk along the Sandy bed of Piccaninny Creek, which flows only in the monsoon waterfall season. Learn about the Kimberley climate, the 6 seasons and unique flora and fauna so important to the traditional custodians of the land.

A small backpack with your lunch is provided per couple, or per person if you are a solo traveller.
The northern gorges of Purnululu are quite different to Cathedral Gorge and the Domes at the south.

A 65-minute drive takes us northwards along the Western Wall of the Bungle Bungle Range. We leave the sandstone striped domes behind us to view conglomerate structure with deep cutting rifts. A rocky path leads your walk into Echidna Chasm, which narrows until it is just two shoulders width apart. Gazing skywards to the bright blue sky, the orange towering walls look as if they are lit from within. Livistona palm trees cling to the vertical sides. A high level of mobility is required for this 1.5-hour walk as it includes walking up ladders to viewing platforms at the end of the chasm.

Flights to the Bungle Bungle
To fly to the Bungle Bungle is really the flight of a lifetime, with scenery so spectacular you won’t know which way to look first. Aeroplanes give a broad panoramic view of the landscape and helicopters give a thrilling close up view with excellent photographic opportunities. Flights departing Kununurra view the Ord Irrigation Area, Lake Argyle and Argyle Diamond mine enroute. Departing Warmun views are of the Osmand Range and Purnululu Conservation area.

TOUR PRICING INCLUDING SCENIC AIR TRANSFERS

Departure Location Adult Cost Child Cost Return Time
Kununurra by plane – KBB3 $1,199 pp $1,010 pp 6:00am to 5:00pm
Warmun by helicopter -B45BB3 $1,297 pp $1,098 pp 6:45am to 4:00pm

OPTIONAL ADD-ON
Add a Bungle Bungle Helicopter Flight if you are flying in by plane or driving into Purnululu.
For thrilling close up aerial views and excellent photographic opportunities

Departs Purnululu

Tour Duration Flight Cost
Tour A18 18 minutes Domes Special flight $299 pp
Tour A30 30 minutes Original Bungle Bungle helicopter flight $399 pp
Tour A42 42 minutes Bungle Bungle Long Look $499 pp

 

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ON
Stay the night in the Bungles

With exquisite starry skies above – why not stay the night at the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge. This is Eco accommodation in the Bungles at its best, with comfortable beds, hot showers and delicious meals prepared by our chef.
A full package from Kununurra by plane with return scenic flights,  overnight stay with dinner and breakfast and the Cathedral Gorge, domes and Echidna Chasm Guided walk is $1494/adult and $1215/child. Single supplement $161 per person

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Testimonials

  • You really get a deeper understanding of the cultural significance and history of the area than if you did the walks on your own.
    Alana TrewBBGT Customer
  • ' Our overall experience from booking, to flights, to ground tour at Bungles to return flight was excellent. Aviair were extremely professional in their approach - friendly, clear expectations to clarify any passengers flying concerns. The commentary whilst we were in the air was informative and easy to hear. The comfort of the plane was superior - air-conditioning was appreciated. The scenic tour aspect of the flight was fabulous! What amazing views of unique landscapes! The pilot was highly professional. The ground tour at the Bungles was excellent. The guides were friendly, funny and informative. Enjoyed the company of those on our walking tour, too. Overall, a highly memorable day. Absolutely worthwhile. The reservations system was excellent too. My few inquiries after booking were answered promptly and in a friendly manner. My phone call just prior to the tour was also answered promptly and attended to professionally. Thank you to all.' Grace
  • I went on the BB1 tour and it was fantastic from start to finish. After our flight from Kununurra we landed at the spectacular Bungle Bungles and were given a warm welcome by tour guide.
    Alana TrewBBGT Customer
  • After a lovely morning tea and lunch we got back on the plane and did an air tour over the Bungle Bungles and the Argyle Diamond Mine and then back on to Kununurra.
    Alana TrewBBGT Customer
  • All in all a fantastic day that I will never forget, thanks again to the team at Bungle Bungle Guided Tours.
    Alana TrewBBGT Customer
  • Daisy and Jen: two guides with vastly different backgrounds combined to create a surprisingly thoughtful and informative Bungle Bungles tour. Daisy brought delightful candour and mature insight into her discussion about local Aboriginal culture. Jen added her depth of knowledge of the Bungles' geology and botany. Together they worked seamlessly to walk us through the Bungles, learning as we went, and taking a great deal of care to ensure that we traveled at an easy pace, with plenty of stops for rest and hydration because of the heat. A really enjoyable and informative tour. - Physeter
    PhyseterTripAdvisor

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