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CATHEDRAL GORGE AND DOMES GUIDED WALK
Tour EKGT | Easy to moderate

Departs From: Bellburn Airstrip, Purnululu National Park
Time and Duration: 10:30am to 3:30pm (7:30am to 12:30pm in September)
Check in is 20 minutes prior to departure
Includes lunch, cold water, chilled refresher towels

Price: Adult: $319 pp Child: $169 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 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 cooler bag with your lunch is provided per couple, or per person if you are a solo traveller. There are some steps and sandy areas on the walk.

This guided tour can be accessed by plane or helicopter with spectacular aerial views of areas inaccessible on the ground. 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. From El Questro, you fly over the Durack Range, Elgee cliffs and Argyle Diamond Mine.


 

CATHEDRAL GORGE, THE DOMES AND ECHIDNA CHASM GUIDED WALK
Tour EKGT3 | 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: $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.


 

DOMES & KUNGKALANAYI LOOKOUT GUIDED TOUR
Tour EKGT5 | Low to Medium fitness required

Departs From: Bellburn Airstrip, Purnululu National Park
Time and Duration: 10:30am to 3:30pm (7:30am to 12:30pm in September)
Check in is 20 minutes prior to departure
Includes lunch, cold water, chilled refresher towels

Price:
Adult: $319 pp Child: $169 pp

A taste of the iconic Bungle Bungle dome-shaped structures. This walk is perfect for those who are unable to walk long distances or would simply prefer not to. Departing from Bellburn Airstrip, you will meet your guide and travel in air-conditioned comfort for approximately 20-30 minutes onboard a 4WD vehicle to Piccaninny carpark.

From here you will embark on an easy 1km walk along the sandy creek bed amongst the World Heritage-listed beehive-shaped domes. Your guide will provide insight on the flora, fauna and Indigenous heritage of the park, while also explaining the history of how these famous eroded towers, banded with the colours of orange and black have developed over thousands of years.

Afterwards, you’ll retreat to Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge for a delicious lunch, for those wanting to cool off there is the opportunity to swim in the ‘only pool’ located within Purnululu National Park.

Once refreshed and refuelled, reboard the 4WD vehicle heading north to Kungkalanayi Lookout. This involves a small walk uphill where you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the region, including the western escarpment of the Bungle Bungle Range. On the return journey, stop in at the Purnululu Visitor Centre which offers the chance to purchase a souvenir, before returning to Bellburn Airstrip where you will farewell your guide.

 

Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge Map