Kimberley – Bungle Bungle – Piccaninny Gorge

Do you like walking and nature? Why not have both. Let’s walk Piccaninny Gorge in one of the most spectacular national parks in Australia :).

Jestli mate aspon trochu radi prochazky a prirodu tak Piccaninny Gorge je neco opravdu pro vas. My zazili zuzo dobrodruzo.


Bungle Bungle’s main tourist attractions are for sure spectacular on their own, but why not to extend your stay and experience a walk that not many people go to? You will need to do bit of preparation but it’s definitely well worth it. The Piccaninny Gorge is a 2-6 day walk in one of the toughest conditions you can find – there is almost no cover along the whole walk and once the rocky floor heats up you are in a 2 way oven. Then there is almost no water apart from few pools which dry out in the Dry season and you need to treat the water as it has been sitting there for months. It is the remote of the remote – you are hundreds of kms from any real city with hospital and you go for a walk into remote uncovered gorge with heaps of snakes, extreme heat and dangerous parts with loose rocks and boulders.

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The walk takes you along the beehives and slowly progresses into a brutal and formidable gorge that is quite simply one of the biggest “rocks” that we have ever seen. We had quite a bit of problem finding the only reliable pool with water at that time. Unfortunately we didn’t find it and we had to use water from a not so good looking pool but it seems that it was okay as we are healthy and alive 🙂

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Yes, the beehives are incredible – you will be taking pictures all the time 🙂

The final part of the Piccaninny walk divides into 5 smaller gorges which are located just like fingers on a human hand and they are referred to as the “fingers” 🙂
We were a bit tired and worried about the time schedule so we explored just one of them and headed back. We did a small experiment with this hike – we went without food. Yes, we walked 30 kays in a fasted state and we survived. In fact it was quite an experience. We started doing this for all big hikes that we do and it works really well.
So in the end all the memories and experience adds up to something extraordinary. We saw the bombastic beehives and we also did our first over-night walk in an unusual way. Bungle Bungle has earned a true TOP place in our lifetime memories and is highly recommended to any non-pussy travellers who are willing to get their asses out of the comfort zone and some adventure!

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Hlavni atrakce Bungle Bungle jsou paradni sami o sobe ale park nabizi i jine zazitky krome fadnich letu helikopterou. Muzete zde zustat o par dni dele a vydat se na pesi turu, kde potkate sotva par lidi a uvidite neco paradniho. Cela akce vyzaduje urcite pripravy a zkusenost, ale rozhodne to stoji za to. Piccaninny Gorge pesi tura je 2-6 dni dlouha v rozsahu 20 az cca 50km, ktera je ale zaludna ve sve narocnosti – po ceste se neni kam schovat takze jakmile slunce rozzhavi kameny pod vama tak se grilujete zvrchu I zespoda. Neni zde zadna pitna voda krome nekolika jezirek, ktere v prubehu Suche sezony vysychaji a vodu musite jeste nejak osetrit. Samotna lokalita je vzdalena stovky km od jakehokoliv mesta a vy se jeste k tomu vydate do opustene rokle, kde je plno hadu a nebezpecnych pasazi s volnymi kameny.

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Stezka vas zprvu povede mezi slavnymi vcelimi uly, ktere jsou proste uzasne a pote se dostane do Piccaninny Gorge, kde vas pro zmenu cekaji MASIVNI skaly, jake sme jeste nikdy nevideli. Bohuzel sme meli celkem problem najit Rock Pool, coz byl v tu dobu jediny spolehlivejsi zdroj vody takze sme se museli spokojit s ne-tak-hezky vypadajicim jezirkem. Voda byla ale ok, protoze tu stale sme zdravi a fpohode 🙂

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Vceli uly jsou neskutecny – budete je fotit porad a porad 🙂

Konecna pasaz Piccaninny Gorge se pote deli do peti malych odbocek, kterym se rika “prstiky”, protoze opravdu vypadaji jako lidska ruka. Z duvodu casove omezenosti a lehke unavy sme prozkoumali pouze jednu a s naprostym uspokojenim sme se vydali na cestu zpet. Behem teto tury sme zkusili i mensi experiment – jit a pustovat zaroven. Ma to spoustu synergickych vyhod, ktere se proste musi zazit a pro nas to opravdu funguje.

Ve vysledku se cely zazitek tak nejak spojil v neco bombastickeho – nejen, ze sme videli vceli uly, Chasm a spoustu dalsich veci, ale podnikli sme si I celkem nebezpecne dobrodruzo. Bungle Bungle si zcela pravem zaslouzil TOP umisteni v nasich zivotnich zazitcich a muzem ho naprosto doporucit pro kazdeho opravdoveho dobrodruha, ktery se neboji cas od casu vystoupit ze sve “komfortni zony”.

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One Response to Kimberley – Bungle Bungle – Piccaninny Gorge

  1. Jana says:

    Úžasné, krásné video! Držím palce a přei další skvělé zážitky!

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