Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 231 – 31 Jul 09

Three days at Saddle Rock, no more wankers luckily, but limited opportunities to do any decent bushwalking so headed on to Kununurra.

This place hasn’t changed at all, although it’s only 6 or 7 years since I’ve been here. From what I understand there has actually been quite a change with the closure of the sugar mill and subsequent shutting down of the sugar cane plantations, but the difference is not noticeable in town.

Stayed at the Hidden Valley C.P. as I did last time. I looked for a Top Tourist park and noticed on the website that there are hardly any in the North West, even in Broome which is a surprise. Only plan to stay for three days, do the washing, charge the batteries etc. ‘cos I’m getting toey for the Gibb River Road.

While you're in Kununurra, don't miss Hidden Valley unless you're going to visit the Bungle Bungles. The rocky prominences are exactly the same structure as the bungles but only 10% of the size. Also while I consider rock climbing to be the province of raving lunatics, I do like having a "scramble" up rock features like this.
Important Note: If you are travelling south from here, DON'T buy fuel in Kununurra, take a small side trip via Wyndham (which is worth a visit anyway) and buy your fuel there at least 25c and sometimes 35c less than Kununurra.

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