Walking in the Bungle Bungles
Cathedral Gorge in the Bungle Bungles
The Bungles are unique. My sister-in-law and I were there at the beginning of October 2007. The walks through Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Dome were relatively easy going and the scenery was so unspoiled. The overnight camp was just ready to close due to the start of the wet season.
The temperature was well over 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) and if you are not used to it, heatstroke is a major problem. My sister-in-law got very dizzy from the heat. Make sure you are fit and drink a lot of water.
I was fortunate enough to take the helicopter ride in the morning over the gorges that I had walked through the day before.
The view from the air gives you a wide panoramic view of Purnululu National Park, but the walks are wonderful too.
Only then can you sense the wonders of Echidna Chasm—the narrowness of the chasm and the smoothness of the rocks.
It was an experience I won't forget.
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