Camping at the Bungle Bungles

by Glenys

Creek Crossing on the Way to the Bungle Bungles

Creek Crossing on the Way to the Bungle Bungles

To see the Bungle Bungles we left our caravan at Kununurra and took the Landcruiser with roof-top tent. We needed one day to travel from Kununurra and a few hours for the track in.

We camped one night. Camping in the Bungles is very basic and you will need your own fresh drinking water. No showers, pit toilets and a tap with non-drinking water.

We spent one day looking at Piccaninny Gorge and that area. We then camped the night in the other camping area and explored the Cathedral area the next day.
We did this walk early before it was too hot and then left at lunch time for the long drive out.

The road in was very rough - some drivers took it carefully and there was no problem but others drove like bats out of hell. There were damaged vehicles and a camper trailer which had removed itself from it's chassis.

I would not like to do this road if the creeks are high after rain. I don't believe you would need more that 2 days to explore, but leave plenty of time to drive out (and in) before dark.

It is well worth the effort and is one of our two most fantastic places to visit! The other incredible place is Arkaroola.
Have fun...

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by: Birgit

Hi Gladys,
Thanks for your article. Great photo. That's funny, it is exactly the same creek crossing as in my top banner! I have the whole photo here, so I can tell :-).

(The banner only uses a small part of my photo. My banner is made from two photos that my designer very skillfully blended together. The large right part is from the Pentecost Crossing, but in the bit on the left my car is actually crossing exactly the same creek that you are crossing in your photo.)

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