The Magnificent Kimberley
I am finally sharing some of my insight from our beautiful trip into this spectacular part of the world.
WE WERE LUCKY, AND I MEAN LUCKY!!!
to visit this very special place.
To say that I was excited to tick this part of the world off my bucket list is an understatement.
What occurred to me very early into this trip was how small and insignificant we are.
These are huge natural wonders of the world. We were visitors to the Bungle Bungles and Kimberley areas and they were not going to make any allowances for us.
We were to be respectful and be the ones making allowances for having the privilege of being visitors to this land. The awareness of our consideration continued as we minimized the impact of our presence.
In fact, the unique area of The Purnululu National Park was only really known and explored by the aborigines of the area until 1983. In 1987 the area with explored and universally recognised with a World Heritage listing. This actually didn't happen until 2003. The traditional aboriginal land owners and the history of the area dates back at least 20,000 years and some still live within the National Park.
Several of the areas, the gorges and the caves have varying levels of difficulty and are unable to be walked into. During the wet season most of the area is not accessible at all.
The unique area known as Purnululu National Park is made up of spectacular sandstone pattern domes. These are prominent featured throughout the park. The colours are a result of water erosion from the rivers and creeks over the past 20 million years.
The main evidence and "present" that I took with me from my tour:
was my photos and most did not give the true picture.
and my absolute gratitude.
If I never have the good fortune to visit these parts again,
I will hold my memories of these 7 days with me for a long, long time.
Some of the places we were lucky to visit were:
Fitzroy River Crossing - Mangkaja Aboriginal arts centre
Purnululu National Park
Windjana Gorge National Park
Also the amazing 17 people that we shared the experience with were fantastic. Dan our driver and guide was fantastic and also Adam our guide.
Both were our cooks and looked after all our needs. Fabulous thumbs up to both of them.
Just to give the business a bit of a mention.
Kimberley Wild. Definitely recommend.