The Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park is one of the The Kimberley’s most spectacular places. Another world of ancient beehive shaped domes, gorges, towering chasms and hidden creeks, it truly is world heritage place that you should not miss, and once you have been you will want to go back (as i do…).
Twilight view of the Bungles from the Picaninny Creek Lookout
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It’s half way through January and i still have my gallery Christmas opening hours up as my last blog post… so much for new years resolutions! Oh well, i can only move on from here and hope i can do better. With that in mind i have this great image from Ivanhoe Crossing just out of Kununurra, in the East Kimberley Region, that i took back in July of last year.
The water is still raging after the huge wet season, and as you can see, the road is still closed… I just love the irony of this actually being a road. I think its something only someone who has been to the North of Australia would fully appreciate. I’ve driven my car across this crossing before (not this trip!) and i have fished for Barramundi out in the middle of it (unsuccessfully unfortunately), but i don’t think i’d be wading out there now. Read the rest of this entry »
Mitchell Falls from the chopper
I just dropped into Kununurra for a couple of days of repairs and restocking after about 3 weeks on the Gibb River Rd and the Kulumbaru Rd in the middle of the Kimberley. I’ve got so much new stuff to show that i barely know where to start, and i’ve run out of time now, so i’ll have to just put a couple of favourites and leave the rest til the next internet zone…
The Mitchell Falls opened this year only a day ahead of me on the Gibb, so i was able to get up there after thinking i would have to skip it this year. The road was so badly damaged it took the road crews months to make it passable again after the biggest wet season on record… ever! Read the rest of this entry »
Photographic Tour of the Bungle Bungles 2011
Still up in the tropical paradise that is Broome enjoying the hospitality of Nigel and Helen. My wife is flying up today for the second stage of the Kimberley adventure, so i’d better have a shave and change my shirt… after i put up some images from the recent 7 day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles that we returned from a few days ago.
Piccinini Creek and the Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park
Bungle Bungles reflections
The massive wet season that has just concluded has affected Purnululu National Park as well, with the road in only opening up a few weeks ago, and the second campsite and half the gorges remaining closed still. This meant we couldn’t make it into Echidna Chasm or the Mini Palms Gorge, cutting down some of the sights and lookouts we could get to within the park.
livingstonia Palms 100m up a sheer cliff face
To balance this up we went on a gruelling (but also stunningly beautiful) full day hike into Piccinini Creek Gorge. Ironically, the one who suggested the hike up the Gorge decided not to come in the end. He missed out on some beautiful locations, but he also missed out on really sore feet that took 2 days to recover from! Read the rest of this entry »
Full Moon and Boabs, Jarlmadangah
Photographic Tour 2011
Back in lovely Broome after a long drive of 1000km from Kununurra after the completeion of the 7day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles with myself and Nigel Gaunt. Time now to take stock, do the washing, download some pictures and write a blog entry or two. Firstly a quick recap of the 7 day photographic tour of the Kimberley which concluded in Kununurra a little over a week ago.
Initially we intended to go across the Gibb River Rd from Broome to Kununurra on this 7 day photographic tour, camping in many of the scenic locations along the way to photograph and swim in tropical waterholes. That was plan A. But, the record biggest ever wet, which has filled all the waterholes to overflowing, has also destroyed all the dirt roads making many of them still impassable. Even Windjana Gorge, one of the most popular Read the rest of this entry »
Photographic Tour of the Kimberley 2011
Sitting here in a caravan park in Kununurra, just finished the first of the 7 day photographic tours of the Kimberley yesterday and leaving for the 7day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles early tomorrow morning. Read the rest of this entry »