This year was my third time in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley. I’ve always loved the outdoors and so our outback family adventures have always been one of my favourite things! There is nothing better than crawling out of the tent in the morning to a cup of hot chai tea, muesli and a spectacular view.
When I decided to write a post about my trip to the Kimberley, I knew straight away that I NEEDED to write about the Bungle Bungles. The Bungle Bungle Range, is found in Purnululu National Park, 250km from Kununurra. No matter how many times you’ve seen the range, every single Bungle Bungle takes your breath away.On the drive in, our car became a rollercoaster full of squeals and laughter. One minute we were up, the minute after we’d be down and the next water would be splashing against our doors as we waded through river crossings. With Paul Kelly blaring from the car radio, we couldn’t have had more fun!
Surrounded by flowering wattle and spinifex grass, I retraced the steps of Indigenous people who have walked these dry creek beds for the last 40,000 years. Wandering through the maze of these vividly striped domes was an incredible feeling.
Every morning we would start the day with a walk through the Bungle Bungles. We walked Homestead Gorge, Echidna Chasm, Whip Snake Gorge (not a very encouraging name!) and Cathedral Gorge. As a family we deemed Whip Snake Gorge walk of the holidays, however we did all wish it slightly less daunting name. The walk began along a dry creek bed winding in between the domes of the Bungle Bungles and finishing in the shadow of breathtaking escarpment. I loved Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm and honestly can’t find words to describe the awe they inspire. They are both unlike anything I’ve seen before. I highly recommend doing all three of these amazing walks!
Despite the fact I’m off topic, I believe that it’s essential that we start to realise nature’s beauty and significance to this planet. Our planet. We, as citizens of this earth, all owe a responsibility to not only our local environments but also to global ones too. Time is of the essence, so to make life easier for you I’ve left you guys some useful links. I found WFF’s article Change The Way You Live a great starting point for making simple sustainable changes in your daily life. I also recommend checking out the United Nations’ page UN and Climate Change for updates on global Climate Change news. If you’d like to take a more active role check out sites such as Greenpeace or the Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground campaign.
Nature is an incredible place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, whether you take a trip to the Bungle Bungles or a holiday house by the sea, always remember to appreciate and enjoy the simple beauty surrounding you.