Overnight at the Wilderness Lodge with walking tour of Bungles & Cathedral Gorge
- 2 days
- Departs 9:00am
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Discover the iconic Bungle Bungles with a scenic flight, ground-tour to Cathedral Gorge and beehive dome walk, afternoon sunset drinks and overnight at the Wilderness Lodge.
Our bush luxury trip departs from Kununurra heading south over Lake Kununurra, the Packsaddle Irrigation area, and the upper Ord River on to Lake Argyle, flying over some of our vast cattle stations, the Osmond Ranges, and onto the imposing sight of Bungle Bungle Range. The orange and black ribbons across the beehive-like mounds, are clearly visible as you approach from the north. We sweep further over the range and its hidden world of gorges and billabongs is revealed to further showcase Picanniny Gorge and the western escarpment, before setting course for the Argyle Diamond Mine; the birthplace of the spectacular Argyle pink diamond. The western shoreline of Lake Argyle and the Carr Boyd Ranges lead us back to Kununurra where, as a special bonus, we over-fly the Lower Ord, Ivanhoe Crossing and the northern irrigated farmlands. This is a flight you will never forget!
On landing jump in the 4WD and your guide will drive you to the beginning of the walking trail where you commence on a bush tucker and bush medicine tour on your way to Cathedral Gorge. Your Kingfisher guide will sing beautiful songs of the gorges, that are 1000s of years old. Lunch is provided in the gorge, then head on to the look out, learning about the cultural and geological history of the area.
At the end of the walking tour, you can enjoy the afternoon having sunset drinks up at the massif lookout with your Kingfisher guide who will tell you the stories of their country. You will return to the lodge at dusk for a beautiful dinner and relaxing evening of stargazing and yarning around the campfire.
On day 2, Breakfast is provided at the lodge and time for you to relax before enjoying the scenic flight back to Kununurra, with an option of landing at Argyle Diamond Mine for the ground tour, and heading out the back of the mine to the Lake Argyle full sunset cruise.
What to Expect
What to Expect
Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
The Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge is located in the heart of Purnululu National Park. The Lodge offers convenient access to the stunning beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, and the breathtaking beauty of Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge, Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms Gorge.
Set in an idyllic bush setting allowing you to relax and appreciate the park’s tranquil beauty. The Superior ensuite safari tents are strategically placed near the main lodge facilities yet still offer privacy. The Superior safari tents feature King or twin beds and luggage racks, private facilities and hot shower, flushing toilet, linen, doonas and pillows, and a verandah with chairs.
The lodge's initiatives include using environmentally friendly cleaning products, returning all recyclable items to Broome for processing, adopting solar/diesel hybrid systems to cut down on fossil fuels and utilising ABCO systems for recycling water. For over 10 years, we have been working hard to limit our impact.
Australia's North West Tourism awarded Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge the inaugural New Product Development Award. It also received a silver medal in both Ecotourism and Unique Accommodation categories of the WA Tourism Awards.
Dining will become a highlight of your adventure as three-course dinners are served each night. Regional specialties are served with Indigenous herbs, for an authentic flavour. Our lodges are licensed and provide a select range of Matso’s locally brewed beer and Rosabrook Margaret River wines for purchase.
Kingfisher Tours embraces the adventure of the Kimberley region with our luxurious and exciting tour experiences from the sub-Saharan landscapes of the Bungle Bungle Range to the sub-tropical oasis’ found between grand gorges in hues of red and orange, right out to the exquisite turquoise waters of the Northern Kimberley coast. With Kingfisher Tours, you have the opportunity to experience the uncommon beauty of these landscapes by Air, Land and Sea on our plane, 4WD and boat tours.
Kingfisher Tours have been operating for 8 years in the Kimberley and we have created unique products that allow our guests to submerge themselves in the landscape, soaking in the ancient knowledge of Kingfisher’s custodian guides who share the rich and diverse history of the Kimberley Region; the stories of the land and the Dreamtime are experiences that are not forgotten.
On our ground tours, you are welcomed to this country the Kimberley way with our local Aboriginal guides who make you known to the ancestors of the land, the traditional welcome to country, before enjoying some billy tea and freshly made damper. Our ground tours boast local produce and some bush tucker for lunches, with local beers from Spinifex Beer (try the lemon myrtle beer!) or our fresh Mango jams and chutney’s from the local farms. Your guides will also point out local bush tucker and medicinal flora in the area. For those of our guests indulging in our overnight packages, your accommodation will be in APT’s luxury wilderness lodges in the Bungles and on the North Coast, and we have a stunning private Lodge 20km from Kununurra or partnerships with hotel accommodation for those guests who wish to stay within the township.
Kingfisher tours are very conscious of our pristine wilderness that we live and tour in. As such we have introduced a number of initiatives to minimise the single-use plastic in the business and continue to encourage other tour operators, our partners in particular to do the same. We also aim to employ local staff from tour guides to our reservation team, so our guests will be received by a local Kimberley resident. Our partner in the air in Kununurra is Helicopter Logistics, but don’t be confused by the name as this ex-military outfit provide Kingfisher Tours with an array of fantastic planes. Safety is paramount for both Kingfisher Tours and Helicopter Logistics and during the 15 years since the establishment of Helicopter Logistics, they have achieved a 100% safety record! Our planes are the Kodiak, a new high winged, turbo, airconditioned American touring plane, the G8 Airvan, again high winged with large windows, another touring plane, and for quick transfers between locations, we have a new Cessna 210 which is small, fast and comfortable with high wings. All of the planes have window seats only so every guest has a magnificent view!
- Cancellations must be received in writing and following terms apply.
- Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the departure date, the full deposit (being 20%) is forfeited.
- Cancellations received between 15 and 30 days prior to the departure date, 50% of the total cost is forfeited.
- Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the departure date, including “no shows”, 100% of the total cost is forfeited