The Purnalulu National Park contains a number of unique rock formations one of which is the Bungle Bungle Ranges.
It’s 53 km from the Northern Highway into the Park and I have to say possibly the most challenging 53 km I have ridden this trip.
The road was extremely rough with 4 water crossings 2 quite deep.
As this 4wd came through the first water crossing (above) my heart started thumping as I thought this is a challenge.
At the third, and deepest crossing I thought I was beaten. I let a 4wd go through. The next thing it was stopped at the top of the embankment and the driver is down into the water.
“You can do it. I’m.a biker too. Keep to the left side there are less rocks”
“This is the deepest part” he said, standing thigh deep in water. “You can do it”
And I did as he talked me through the crossing.
I set up camp at the Kurrajong campground and the view of the Bungle Bungles at sunset told me the ride in was worth it. I was looking forward to riding out to the walking areas the next day.
The Bungle Bungles are unique rock formations formed around 300 million years ago.
The colours and contours of the landscape just breathtaking.
At the northern end there are huge gorges of red firey rock
The Northern walk (above) are is named Piccaninni after the creek that cuts through the land scape and is noted for its dome shaped rock formations and steep gorges. Cathedral and Whip Snake were the ones I visited.
The southern walks are characterised by amazing chasms. Echidna chasm is a thin passage through the 200 metre high cliffs.
The southern chasm entrances provide the perfect environment for the Livinstona Palm
Especially in the Palm Valley.
Purnalulu was a special way point on this trip and what an overwhelming beautiful place to visit.
I was even lucky enough to have a fellow biker for company.
16 thoughts on “The World Heritage Purnalulu National Park aka the Bungle Bungles.”
Oh Mick, the Bungle Bungles are on my bucket list… what a way to discover them! It sounds like the crossings were pretty challenging! Your image gallery is breathtaking.
Thanks and if you can get there do. The Bungles are just amazing.
What an amazing trip! So much to see!
Thanks and hope you are enjoying travelling along with me!
Sure was Tim
Absolutely stunning! The water crossing sure sounds scary!
Thanks Nora, the the water crossing tested my finding skills for sure.
What an amazing place. Really enjoyed this post, a little glimpse into a different world.
Thanks Helen, glad you enjoyed my post.
Wow! Amazing images👌👌
Wow! What a great story about the fellow traveller guiding you across the river! Looks like it was worth the challenging ride. Never ceases to amaze me as to how you keep meeting other people in very isolated spots! Cheers Pauline xx
Thanks Pauline, yes its amazing that there are people around and so willing to share and help.
Or maybe it’s the aura of utter helplessness I exude!
Gosh! How spectacular!
Really a totally amazing place Coral