Category Archives: Western Australia

Kununurra, WA

Clarrie, a local Wunambal elder born and raised in the remote community of Kalumburu, showed us around his land. He showed us some magnificent Kalumburu rock art, dated by archeologists to be over 30,000 years old. He also told stories of when the community was strafed by Japanese planes during WWII, showed how his people made hand-stencil paintings, and how to make and throw a spear.

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Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park, WA

The Bungle Bungle Range is in the Purnululu National Park World Heritage Area. The famous Beehive Domes are only one part of the Bungle Bungle Range. “Purnululu” is based on the Jaru/Djaru word for the type of rock forming the range. According to one explanation of the origin of “Bungle Bungle”, when asked by explorers what the range was called, the Aboriginal man thought they were pointing to the grass, which was of a type known as Bundle Bundle. His response was misheard as Bungle Bungle, which stuck.

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Gibb River Road, WA

Our 18 days on the Gibb River Road were wonderful.

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Karijini National Park and Tom Price, WA

Karijini National Park is truly amazing. The land is dry and desolate, but the gorges are stunningly beautiful.

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Cleaverville Bush Camp, WA

Leaving the beautiful Ningaloo Reef behind we headed north to Karratha where our car was booked in for a service. We stopped on the way at a free overnight roadside camp called Quartz Hill on the Onslow Road, Talandji. It’s not signposted but being the only hill on a very flat landscape it’s easy to spot from a distance. The sunset was stunning and the moon over the hill was eerily beautiful.

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