KUNUNURRA TO THE BUNGLE BUNGLES - PAGE 2
Boab trees alongside one of the roads at the back of Kununurra. This is typical of the roads around Kununurra, and indeed this entire part of Australia, long straight stretches of red dirt with the Boab trees which abound in the far north..
A five minute drive from Kununurra brings you to the Lost City.  I wasn't able to get a good overall photograph because the rocks which form the "city" are just too massive.

"Ruined City" Kununurra

sunset outside wyndham In this part of the world you see some really spectacular sunsets.  This particular one occurred as we were driving between Wyndham and Kununurra and the mauve colouring was caused by the smoke from the numerous bushfires burning in the area.
We left Kununurra and drove 160 kms. down down the tarred highway to the entrance to the Bungle Bungle National Park.  We bush camped in the caravan outside the park entrance beside a very pretty river.  That evening I took a "bath" under a nearby bridge with road trains thundering overhead.   We got up early the next morning and started the 53 km drive into the entrance of the Bungle Bungles.  The road went through a private cattle property and the trip was truly horrible. It took nearly 3 hours of driving and we negotiated 19 creek crossings.   One of 19 creek crossings going into the Bungle Bungle National Park
Me at Picaninny Springs with some of The Domes behind me.  Probably the most recognizable feature of the Bungle Bungles is area known as The Domes.  These are hundreds of sandstone domes and conglomerate which form the range which was deposited about 360 million years ago in the Devonian Age.  In this photograph I am standing alongside Picaninny Springs.
A 3 km walk from Picaninny Gorge up a rocky creek bed brings you to Cathedral Gorge.  This is truly spectacular and gave us a taste of what was to come as we travelled further into the Kimberleys.  Most of these gorges are not accessible during the wet season but judging by the water still trickling over the lip of the waterfall about 200 feet up it would be truly spectacular in the wet season   IF you were able to get into Cathedral Gorge.  My camera could not capture the full height of the "ceiling" but it was roughly as high again as the extent of this photograph.  For the first 20 minutes after we arrived we were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves and the echoes as we talked were quite dramatic.   Unfortunately the pool at the foot of the dry waterfall was almost stagnant and pretty murky so neither of us was tempted to go swimming. 

Inside the cathedral part of Cathedral Gorge Bungle Bungles