Bungles with a 1WD (Bike :)

by Pierre

Are we allowed to reach the Bungle Bungle National Park by bicycle? My friends and I intend to cycle from Derby to Katherine via the Gibb River Road and would of course like to have a detour through the Bungles ...

Thanks for this great website and its many information. Thanks a lot!

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Mar 01, 2009
Bungles detour by push bike
by: Birgit

Hi Pierre,

As far as I know you can walk or cycle wherever you like. You don't need special permission to ride a push bike on a public road or track.

If you cycle into the Bungles watch out that you don't get run over. It's a narrow track with lots of tight corners and blind crests. Cyclists are not unusual on the Gibb, but nobody expects to come across cyclists in the Bungles. (If I was you, I'd get off the road every time I hear a vehicle approaching...)

Another thing to be aware of is that there is no drinking water in there. (But you can boil the bore water.)

Oh, and another little problem. You can't take a detour into the Bungles from the Gibb, because that's not where the Bungles are. They are south of the Great Northern Highway. (But maybe you did mean finishing the Gibb, and then going back along the Great Northern Highway towards Halls Creek, and then back to Kununurra again.)

Mar 19, 2009
Merci !
by: Pierre

Oh, thanks a lot for your answer Brigit !

Actually, our plan is to catch a Greyhound coach at the intersection of Victoria Highway and the road going North to Wyndham, then there's a stop close to the Bungles entrance.

But your help is precious, I was afraid that they would only allow 4wd on the track to the National Park ... We'll bring sufficient water with us, too.

Thanks again !


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