[K1] Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) Explorer
The best way to explore this fascinating World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle National Park is from the air. Famous for the Bungle Bungle Ranges, this icon tour will be one of your most spectacular and memorable experiences in the Kimberley.
The Scenic flight
Departing Kununurra we head south over Lake Kununurra and the upper Ord River, and on to Lake Argyle, flying over some of our vast cattle stations and the Osmond Ranges. We arrive at the Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle Ranges where we fly a circular pattern to reveal the spectacular beehives and deep gorges of this unique landform.
The Bungle Bungles
Although the indigenous Gidja and Djaru people have lived in the area for more than 40,000 years, and still have many sacred sites there, the Bungle Bungle ranges remained mostly unknown to European settlers until as recently as 1982. Since then the Bungle Bungle Ranges and the Purnululu area have been gazetted as a National Park and have been incredibly popular with tourists ever since. In 2003 Purnululu National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage area.
The majestic “bee hive” dome structures are the most famous image from the area, and you’ll get a fantastic view from our high winged aircraft. You’ll also get to see right into Deep Gorge and the famous Piccaninny Gorge as we fly overhead.
Returning via Argyle Diamond Mine
Leaving the Bungles we track north towards the Argyle Diamond Mine, now famous for its rare pink and champagne coloured diamonds. Next we follow the shoreline of Lake Argyle and the rugged peaks of the Carr Boyd Ranges.
We return to Kununurra and the awesome panorama of the irrigated farmlands to the north and south of the town. As a unique bonus from Kingfisher, your flight continues on to Ivanhoe Crossing before returning along the Lower Ord for touchdown at Kununurra.
Throughout the flight your highly trained pilot will be providing a detailed narrative and pointing out many features along the way.
Book now for an unforgettable scenic flight.
Available from Kununurra daily:
- Early AM flights in the crisp cool air capture the morning rays of the sun awakening the Domes on the eastern escarpment. Just gorgeous!
- Mid morning flight is best for photography and viewing deep into the Bungles spectacular gorges.
- PM flights make the most of the iconic amber tones of the Kimberley landscape, capped off by the sunset over the Ord Valley.
Flight time: 2+ hours.
Adult $380 | Child $360 | Senior $360