On this half day discovery tour, you’ll experience a variety of ecological, geological, and historical wonders. We’ll stroll through sections of Mirima National Park, the site of Miriuwung Gajerrong Dreaming, to view the evidence of Aboriginal habitation and learn about the rich and diverse bird, animal and plant life. You’ll be impressed by the diverse East Kimberley landscapes: from rivers, springs and creeks, to savannah woodlands, grasslands and rugged ranges. To top it off we’ll meander through enduring conglomerate and sandstone domes with their hidden paintings, and visit one of the longest panels of rock art in the area.
Pick up from town accommodation and/or Kununurra Visitors Centre prior to tour commencement at 7:00am. During the first part of the morning we head into Mirima National Park (with the option of a short trail walk) where you’ll be shadowed by the orange and black sandstone domes. Here you’ll learn about the native flora, fauna and cultural significance of the area, and view some rock art sites on the way out.
Travelling further east, we head off-road to walk amongst some unique sandstone conglomerate outcrops that resemble a mini Bungle Bungle. Here you can explore any number rock shelters and find paintings that tell a timeless story.
As we skirt the edge of town, we’ll take some detours to explore some other hidden geological and historical features, before passing through the agricultural areas and over the mighty Ord River. On the other side of Ivanhoe crossing we’ll set up by the river for morning tea and enjoy watching for and listening to the abundant birdlife.
Setting off along the Valentine Springs Road we’ll head off-road again to explore a massive sandstone gallery near the Deception Ranges. We start our return trip to Kununurra via Molly Springs, the Prison Tree and the Diversion Dam, then drop you off at your accommodation or meeting point around 1:00pm.
*Alternative drop off points include: Warringarri Art Centre or any of the Aboriginal Art Galleries in town.
Morning tea: refreshments, fruit, tea, coffee and chilled water
Esky with ice if you want to bring additional food or drinks
Conservation Park access
What to bring
All walks and swimming activities are undertaken at the individual's own risk and are not covered by HOT Tours' liability. Itineraries may vary depending on station activities such as mustering, or on weather and road conditions (particularly early or late in the season). Please click on Terms and Conditions for our cancellation policy and more information.