Can you climb the Bungle Bungles?

Can you climb the Bungle Bungles?

You can hike in – it takes 3 – 7 days and you must carry all your water and equipment. Or, new in 2017 is a heli-hike. You can helicopter in with HeliSpirit and Bungle Bungle Guided Tours, and hike about 10km returning in the afternoon.

What type of landscape is the Bungle Bungles?

sandstones
Purnululu (the Bungle Bungles) is by far the most outstanding example of cone karst in sandstones anywhere in the world. It owes its uniqueness to several interacting geological, biological, erosive and climatic phenomena.

Are there crocodiles in El Questro?

Yes, there are crocodiles in the Kimberley, and most certainly some at El Questro. The fresh water variety are usually timid and do not pose a threat to humans unless you physically annoy them. The salt water crocodiles on the other hand are another kettle of fish.

How high are the Bungle Bungles?

approximately 200-300 metres high
The average height of the Bungle Bungle range is approximately 200-300 metres high and seems even higher whilst walking through the gorges and chasms.

Can you swim in Cathedral Gorge?

As there is also no rain, the roads and areas that are commonly cut off during the wet season due to flood waters, are open for public access. Though due to the small catchment area on top of the Bungle Bungle Range, there are no swimming options during the dry season as the water will have stopped flowing.

How long are the walks in the Bungle Bungles?

Famous for the striking “beehive” sandstone domes with their alternating orange and grey bands, visitors can walk on designated trails to explore this wondrous area. The most popular walk in the Bungle Bungles, located in the southern section of the park, is an easy to moderate 3km return walk.

Are the Bungle Bungles a karst landscape?

Purnululu (the Bungle Bungles) is by far the most outstanding example of cone karst in sandstones anywhere in the world. It owes its uniqueness to several interacting geological, biological, erosive and climatic phenomena.

Is there fuel at El Questro?

Diesel & Unleaded Fuel available as are tyre sales and repairs.

Where are the Bungle Bungles in the Kimberley?

The Bungle Bungles are a massif in the Kimberley’s Purnululu National Park that has eroded into hundreds of dome-shaped, orange and black banded sandstone formations.

How tall are the Bungle Bungle ranges in Australia?

Bungle Bungle Ranges The Bungle Bungles are a massif in the Kimberley’s Purnululu National Park that has eroded into hundreds of dome-shaped, orange and black banded sandstone formations. Some of the domes are hundreds of feet high. The massif formed some 360 million years ago, with the rivers and streams that flow out from the Kimberly Plateau.

Why are the Bungle Bungle ranges so Orange?

Cyanobacteria can’t grow here and without the protective coat the surface is exposed to “rusting”. Oxidisation of the iron in the sandstone gives the range the beautiful orange colour. Characteristic Bungles domes alongside Piccaninny Creek. The sandstone is very soft and fragile.

Is the Bungle Bungles a World Heritage Site?

The answer is yes, and it’s better than you could imagine. Unlike other national treasures, the Bungle Bungles has only been known to white Europeans since the early 1980s when a film crew showcased the area to the world. The 240,000-hectare national park has now received UNESCO World Heritage listing.