Kununurra

27/06/14 – We are staying at Kimberleyland Holiday Park, they are pretty full and the only site we could get last night was a water site at $40 right on the lake. Nice large site, some grass with great views. At night you can see glowing red eyes of the fresh water crocs. Some of the other sites are dirt and close together. The new toilet block is great, the old one very tired. The park is like an oasis in Kununurra. Across from the park is Celebrity Park where local celebrities and politicians have planted trees.

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KDS Mechanical re gassed the aircon in the ute for us. They were great, very quick and fitted us in between jobs, so we now have cool aircon again.

Can’t say we were that impressed with Kununurra. Can’t bring fruit and veg or honey into WA and the local Coles runs out of supplies constantly. Honey is rare like liquid gold. Bread and other food item shelves would be cleared out by the end of the day. There is an IGA actually had better fruit and veg. Lots of locals roam the town and Coles car park at night. There are several security guards at the front doors and roaming around the car park.

We got fuel at Ordco Diesel which was 16c cheaper than filling up in town. It’s about a 5min drive out of town.

Tonight there was some entertainment at the park on the river stage. A local guy singing 70/80’s, country style music. He was pretty good. Was nice to sit under the stars and enjoy the show.

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WA – Cockburn Rest Area

Cockburn Rest Area – F, N, B, T, DP, BR, D. Right on the junction of the Victoria Hwy and Northern Hwy. 40 km from Kununurra. Close to the road, some shelter, table and chairs, 24hrs stay you wouldn’t want to stay longer, only suitable for a one night stop. Rating – 2

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Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge

26/6/14 – Up again at 5am for the 2km walk to Cathedral Gorge. It was amazing and one of our favourite places at the Bungles. We were alone for over 1 1/2hrs and had great fun photographing it from every angle. There are some steps, some sandy areas but overall an easy walk.

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Back to camp and pack up the camper ready to head off. The road was worst going out than coming in. More loose gravel seemed more corrugated and lots of traffic with a windy road with plenty of blind corners makes it slow going. Speed was 30 – 50km/hr took a little bit longer to get back to the hwy but still under the 2hrs. A lot of caution is needed on this road, the day before we came in a guy rolled his camper because he was going too fast. People come around blind corners on the wrong side of the road as well.

We were actually booked in to stay the night at the Bungles but we decided to leave as we had done all the walks we wanted, all we would be doing this arvo is sitting around camp as it really is too hot to go for walks. And we wanted to get into Kununurra a day earlier to see if we could get the car air-conditioning looked at, as it hasn’t been working too well since we left home. It is booked in tomorrow morning, so we will stay in a van park for a couple of days.