Highway One: Bungle Bungles-Purnululu

  • March 04, 2015

This marvelous Australian landmark wasn't discovered until 1983

The Bungle Bungles, or Purnululu wasn’t discovered until 1983, when airborne treasure-seekers, in the form of a documentary crew filming 'Wonders of WA' unearthed the spectacular striped jewellery we know as the Bungle Bungles. 

These fragile formations (a landform found in just a few spots in the world) were created as water eroded the Bungle Bungle Range over the past 20 million years – a relative twinkle in the earth’s geological eye. From the air or from a distance some look like little pyramids or the turrets of ancient castles.  

Catherine Lawson and David Bristow, along with baby Maya, completed a lap of Highway One, the road that circles Australia.

See more vidoe blogs of the journey around Highway One.

RELATED ARTICLES
Top 8 wilderness camping spots in Australia
Australia's 18 top camping spots
Camping: The classic Australian experience
Whitsunday Islands: Camping Spots
Highway One: Albany's free coastal campsites
Lightweight camping gear: how to pack
How to tie camping knots
Helicopter camping in remote Australia
Survival how to: skills in the wilderness
Predict the weather without a forecast
Top 5 kayaking spots in north Queensland