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Once in a Lifetime: Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight from Kununurra, Western Australia

If you’re thinking about doing a Bungle Bungles scenic flight from Kununurra and wondering if it’s worth it, I’m going to share my recent experience to help you decide.

In this guide, expect to hear about what the scenic flight looks like, how long it takes and things to know before you book. Check out our viral TikTok to see how incredible this flight truly is!


What is the Bungle Bungles?

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The Bungle Bungles is located in the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, which is one of only 16 UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites in Australia.

Located between Halls Creek and Kununurra in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, it is famous for having a spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks and sandstone towers. The rocks are so unique, they look almost like a beehive structure with orange and black lines throughout them, which is a result of erosion from the winds and creeks over the last 20 millions years.

As Purnululu National Park opened in 1983, the Bungle Bungles is a bucket list for most Australians in the know (it seems that many people have never heard of this park which is insane, because it truly is incredible).


Why do a Bungle Bungles scenic flight from Kununurra

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If you’re doing the Big Lap of Australia and you’re driving a 2WD like we did, then gaining access to Bungle Bungles is going to be difficult. The road is 4WD only and so as we drove past the turn off into the park just after Halls Creek, we knew it was a sight we couldn’t miss.

Luckily there are scenic flights operating from Kununurra, so we booked ours with Kimberley Air Tours. Our flight was a two hour fly over Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles. Now you can book different flights that include a walk into the national park which we would have loved, but they were more expensive. At the time of writing, our scenic flight cost $475pp.


What the scenic flight from Kununurra looks like

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Kimberley Air Tours fly out at different times of the day and as we were picked up at 9am on a sunny morning, we were on the plane by 10am with a group of other passengers. Because our group was large, we split off into two planes, the other being smaller than ours which I later realised were able to go closer to the Bungle Bungles.

I wondered if two hours would be a long time in a small plane but the time goes really fast because the pilot talks you through everywhere you visit.

We started off flying over the amazing Lake Argyle which is 21 times the size of Sydney Harbour. It is absolutely amazing from above and worth the scenic flight alone.

Then we moved onto the incredible Bungle Bungles and my first glimpse of it felt so incredible, it really does show you how amazing Australia really is. As we spent some time flying over it, we also flew over an incredible deep gorge that was just mind blowing.

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We also flew over one of the largest diamond mines in the world, which is home to 40% of the world’s diamonds. And I have to say, I’ve never seen a mine that big before.

The great thing about this scenic flight is they don’t rush it over the Bungle Bungles.

We’ve been on other tours that take a while to get somewhere, and then they just turn around as soon as you arrive. This tour however spends a good while flying over the extraordinarily amazing sight because in between taking a million photos and videos, you really need to stop and just take it in.

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And so, as we started our way back to Kununurra, we also got a quick look over the famous Invanhoe Crossing in the Gibb River Road which we wouldn’t have seen as we were driving our Star RV motorhome.


Is the scenic flight worth it?

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If you’re driving in a car, campervan or motorhome like we did or you’re flying into Kununurra (yes they have a proper airport here), then I’d 100% recommend booking one of the scenic Bungle flights with Kimberley Air Tours.

Flying over the Osmand Ranges, the Bellburn Airstrip, the Ord River and seeing the beauty of the Bungle Bungles from a birds eye perspective is something that will stay with us forever. It was without a doubt one of the best experiences we had in the whole of Western Australia.


Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight Review With Kimberley Air Tours

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