4 Day Kununurra, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm

Days 4

Leaving From Kununurra

Price From $3,972

Experience the best of Kununurra’s surroundings over a few days. Visit the World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle and marvel at the Kimberley Coast and the extraordinary Mitchell Falls by plane and helicopter.

Bookings

Want to visit El Questro or Lake Argyle?  This itinerary can be modified to suit your travel needs.  Please enquire below.

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  • Lake Kununurra Cruise
  • Mitchell Falls with a Helicopter Flight
  • Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm – Scenic Flight + Guided Walks
  • Lake Kununurra Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Mitchell Falls Full Day Tour
  • Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm Full Day Tour
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Freshwater Apartments in a One Bedroom Apartment
  • Price is per person -twin
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours
  • Tours may be on alternate days subject to availablity
  • Available from May to August – Mitchell Falls Tour does not operate outside of these months.
  • Additional days & experiences can be added to this itinerary – just ask.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Arrive Kununurra + Sunset Dinner Cruise

Once you climb on board the MV Jabiru, a purpose built vessel for your cruise, you will wind through Lily Creek and the picturesque lagoon. Great photographic opportunities will be endless during the afternoon. When you reach into the open water of Lake Kununurra, you will cruise upstream toward the Sleeping Buddha, a rock formation that can resemble a person lying down bathing in the afternoon sun. You will turn back toward the Diversion Dam Wall, a major project completed back in 1967. Appetisers will be served once you reach the sunset dinner location in Packsaddle Lagoon. Here you will soak up the tranquility of nature as you enjoy your Kimberley inspired dinner with a complimentary drink. Additional drinks can be purchased from the licensed bar.

Inclusions:
* Complimentary drink on boarding
* Nibbles, wild caught saltwater Barramundi or Threadfin Salmon, steak, salads and dessert.
* Coffee, tea & water. Informative commentary & Licensed bar
* Complimentary transfers from your accommodation

Departs | approx.3:30pm
Returns | approx. 6:00pm

A light jacket/jumper may be required during June to August.

 

Day 2 - Mitchell Falls Tour

Departing Kununurra, this tour begins with a scenic aeroplane flight over the Ord River, Carlton Hill Station, Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf, before reaching the coast.

Along the way, you will witness stunning views of beautifully patterned mud flats, as well as the magnificent Berkeley River, King George Falls, and Kalumburu. This flight lands at the remote Mitchell Plateau Airstrip, where you will disembark and board a pristine HeliSpirit helicopter. The helicopter will transfer you from the airstrip to the beginning of the walk at the campground. You will follow your tour guide on a beautiful 4.5 kilometre hike viewing some indigenous art along the way into the stunning Mitchell Falls. ** This hike can be challenging at points, with uneven tracks and river crossings, so there is an option to take a helicopter transfer straight from the campground to the falls at no additional cost.

Once arriving at the falls, you will have time to marvel at their beauty, take a swim in the Mitchell River and admire the fascinating flora and fauna of this area while enjoying a fresh picnic-style lunch. You will transfer via helicopter from the top of the falls including an orbit or two and then onto the airstrip. You will board the aeroplane for your return scenic flight to Kununurra passing over El Questro and the Cockburn Range.

What to bring: Camera fully charged & memory space, day pack, swimwear, towel,
refillable water bottle, sturdy walking/hiking shoes that can get wet, sun protective
cool clothing, hat, sunscreen, and spare pair of socks.

Departs Kununurra | 6:00am
Returns Kununurra |  3:00pm

This tour only operates between May & August due to the weather.

Day 3 - Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm

Commence your day tour with a one hour scenic flight from Kununurra in an air-conditioned, high wing aeroplane. Fly over the Ord Irrigation Area, Lake Kununurra, the Ord Top Dam wall and the full expanse of Lake Argyle. View the Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and the Bow River.

Once you land in Purnululu National Park, take part in the Cathedral Gorge and Domes guided tour.  After this tour, a 60 minute drive takes us northwards along the Western Wall of the Bungle Bungle Range towards the Northern gorges of Purnululu which are quite different to Cathedral Gorge and the Domes at the south.

A rocky path leads you into Echidna Chasm, which narrows until it is just two shoulders width apart. Gazing skywards to the bright blue sky, the orange towering walls look as if they are lit from within. Livistona palm trees cling to the vertical sides.

Return on a scenic flight to Kununurra flying over Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds were once mined.

 

DIFFICULTY

The Cathedral Gorge and Domes walk is a moderate 3km walk along a creek bed with sand and loose stones, short rocky slopes and a ladder with double handrails.

The Echidna Chasm walk is a moderate to difficult 2km return walk from the carpark along a creek bed of loose rocks. This walk requires a higher level of mobility than the Cathedral Gorge walk

Day 4 - Depart Kununurra

Today, depart Kununurra with memories that will last a lifetime, Kimberley bucket list – DONE!

If you have the morning to spare, have a look around Kununurra township at the many Art galleries, Diamond Shops and enjoy a coffee and cake at one of the cafes.

For the more active, enjoy a morning walk through Mirima National Park or climb Kelly’s knob for an amazing view of the beautiful valley we call home.

Pricing

2024 Rates

  • $ 3,972 per person – twin share
  • $582 single supplement
  • $45 Seniors Discount – with valid Australian Seniors Card

Children & Family prices available on request

Ask about flights with Nexus Airlines from Darwin or Broome.