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
Adult: $419 pp | Child: $220 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 (Tour Code: KBB3)||$1,219 pp||$1,030 pp||6:00am to 5:00pm|
|Warmun by helicopter (Tour Code: B45BB3)||$1,317 pp||$1,118 pp||6:45am to 4:00pm|