Kimberley – Bungle Bungle aka Purnululu NP

Bungle Bungle or Purnululu National park was one of Tom’s top destinations in the whole expedition so the expectations were really high. We were blown away…

Bungle Bungle nebo i Purnululu Narodni park byl jednim z Tomovych top mist z nasi cele expedice takze ocekavani byla opravdy vysoka. Sli sme do kolen z toho co sme zazili…


Detour of about 600 kms seemed quite a lot and there is that infamous 50 kms rough access track that is known to take long hours to get through. Oh well after surviving the hellish Mitchell Plateau we were pleasantly surprised the unsealed road turned out to be one of the most enjoyable roads we have EVER ridden. Pfffff…
First day was reserved for the northern part with the Chasm and couple of other walks. We expected to mostly prepare for the next days and our first over-night hike in the southern section so this day was supposed to be less spectacular. Wrong 🙂

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The Echidna Chasm was epic, bombastic and AWESOME!!! The journey takes you progressively from the open country into a claustrophobic chasm. You can hear small stones falling all the time, the walk is like a freaking zig-zag maze with serious light effects. We had a tip to go for this during the mid-day because sun is at the highest point and some direct sunlight actually reaches the floor of the chasm. In some part Tom felt like walking into Smaug’s tomb as it seemed that it was not light but fire that was behind the next corner. Lifetime experience.
After the Chasm we went for a small walk and ended up on a small hill for sunset and dinner. Yet another Kimberley sunset, right? Muhaha, there really isn’t enough of them and the photos don’t do them justice.

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What a day was that for us! And we knew that the next 2 days will be probably something even more. We were headed for the Picanniny Gorge walk which is a 2-6 day walk without any marks on the trail. Supreme level of fitness and equipment is required and emergency location beacon is highly recommended. With that in mind we were a bit nervous and excited.

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Zajizdka asi 600 km a k tomu jeste velmi nechvalne proslula jedina 50 km dlouha pristupova drsna cesta. Po tom co sme ale prezili pekelnou jizdu na Mitchell Platea nas toto velmi prijemne prekvapilo a dokonce samotna pristupova cesta byl jeden z nejlepsich a nejzabavnejsich off-roadu co sme kdy jeli, pecka!
Prvni den sme meli vyhrazeny na severni cas parku, kde se nachazi slavna Chasm (neco mezi rokli a velkou skvirou ve skale – bude dale nazyvano v originale Chasm). Pocitali sme spise s tim, ze se v ten den projdem a hlavne se pripravime na nasledujici dny kdy nas v jizni casti parku bude ceka nas prvni nekolika denni pesi vylet. Pocitali sme ale spatne a cela severni cas na totalne vytrela zrak 🙂

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Echidna Chasm byla epicka, bombasticka a uzasnaaaaa! To se musi zazit todleto proste 🙂 Stezka vas z otevrene krajiny progresivne zavede az do claustrofobicky uzke skviry. Po ceste porad slysite jak padaji male kaminky ze skal (teda male… ono by to stacilo na lehky otres hlavicky) a cele je to jako zig zag bludiste se svetelnymi efekty. Dostali sme tip se vydat na stezku uprostred dne, kdy slunecni sveto v nekterych mistech dopada na samotne dno Chasm. V nekterych castech se Tomino citil jako Bilbo Pytik, kdyz jde ke Smakovi do jeho draci sine. Svetlo vychazejici zpoza ruznych rohu vypadalo chvilema jako pekelny zar a proste bomba la tomba. Zivotni zazitek.
Po Chasm sme si dali mensi “odpocinkovou” vychazku a zakempili to na malem kopecku s vyhledem na cely skalni masiv, pricemz samozrejme zapadlo slunce. Dalsi zapad slunce z Kimberley? Asi uz toho mate plny zuby, ale toho se proste neda nasytit 🙂

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Nadherny den za nami a dalsi napinave dny pred nami. V nasledujicich dnech se pokusime projit Picanniny Gorge coz je 2-6 denni pochod, kde neni zadne znaceni, zadna voda z kohoutku, clovek jde po piscitem a kamenitem povrchu v extremnich teplotach a jeste je doporucovano nosit s sebou satelitni majak pro pripad nouze. Takze sme tak sedeli u zapadu slunce a citili tu lehkou nervozitu a napeti z toho dobrodruzstvi.

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One Response to Kimberley – Bungle Bungle aka Purnululu NP

  1. zorka says:

    nádherný světelný efekty, mystický záběry- paráda

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