Western Australia – Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles

08/10/2004 – Kununurra

Flying over Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles

After spending a lazy day in Kununurra (I had to get used to 38 degress celcius / 80% humidity), I took a flight in a little chesna over Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungles and the Diamond mine. Afterwards I went to explore Mirima National Park (locals call it the mini Bungle Bungles).

11/10/2004 – Broome

Riding a camel

Finally back at the sea after almost eight week in dry areas. Broome is well known as the party town of the west coast and even though Broome is quite small, I can imagine hugh partys here in the main season. Today I went to Cable Beach to ride a camel for the first time in my life. It's great to ride along the beach while the sun disappears in the sea...

12/10/2004 – Port Headland

Missed the tour to Karijini National Park by one day

Unfortunately I just missed a tour to Karijini National Park, so now I have to wait here in Port Headland for four days to catch the next tour. Port Headland it the most ugly place in Australia, an industrial town (iron ore) and ever inch is covered in red dust.

16/10/2004 - 18/10/2004 – Karijini National Park

Three days out there in the National Park

On a saturday morning it was time to leave for Karijini National Park! With 39 degrees celsius at 10 am we didn't really feel like walking, so we were glad when we arrived at Dales Gorge where we could go for a swim in the shade of the gorge. At night we slept in a swag under the clear sky.

On the second day we visited Handrail Gorge and like yesterday we didn't miss a single billabong to sit in the cool water.

On the third day we drove to Hamrock Gorge where we go some pool noodles (swim aides) to float through the gorge. The whole tour wasn't very hard on the body. Everybody focused on swimming and chilling! Late in the evening we got back to Port Headland, save and sound.

October 2004

Map: Where is WA?

 - Kununurra
 - Broome
 - Port Headland
 - Karijini National Park
 - Exmouth/Monkey Mia
 - Perth
 - Albany/Walepole
 - Pemperton/Augusta