Walking in Danggu Geikie Gorge

Bun.gu Trail

Length

1.2 km

LEVEL

Grade 3 - Signed, dirt track - no bushwalking experience necessary

OPENING TIMES

Open 6.30am to 6.30pm during the dry season only - usually April to November (dates vary according to conditions)

ACCESSIBLE

Firm pathway but rough and uneven in areas, sturdy footwear recommended. Due to the high heats that can be experienced in the gorge, we recommend that you take this walk during the cooler times of the day - before 11am or after 2pm

Meander along the banks of Bandaralngarri

Bun.gu is the name of the sandbar that sits at the convergence of the Fitzroy and Margaret Rivers

For tens of thousands of years, Bun.gu has been a meeting place for the Bunuba and Gooniyandi peoples. People would come from all over Bunuba country, from the ranges and beyond. Bun.gu was a ceremonial meeting place and also gave people an opportunity to exchange goods through trade. Today Bun.gu continues to be a site for families and friends to come together to fish, swim and enjoy good company in stunning surrounds. This is a privilege we warmly extend to you as our welcomed guests.

As you make your way along the Bun.gu Trail, keep an eye out for flashes of colour amongst the foliage. Rainbow bee-eaters, azure kingfishers and chattering willy wagtail are known to busy themselves along the banks. For the lucky few, your Kimberley memories will be made forever if you are fortunate enough to witness the brolgas dance across the sandbar into the setting of the sun.

The Bun.gu Trail runs for 600m from the gazebo to the sandbar, which takes around 15 minutes to walk. You can either return back along the same path or complete a full loop circuit by continuing along the Largarri Trail.

SAFETY

Temperatures in Danggu Geikie Gorge sometimes exceed 40C. It is recommended that you walk during the cooler times of the day - before 11am and after 2pm

Carry adequate water - at least 1L of water per person for each hour walking

Hats, long sleeves, sunscreen and sturdy shoes are strongly recommended

WE REQUEST THAT YOU REMAIN ON THE PATHS AT ALL TIMES. THERE ARE CULTURAL REASONS AS TO WHY IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO VENTURE OUTSIDE MARKED AREAS OR TO ATTEMPT TO CLIMB THE GORGE WALLS

LIMESTONE RISK AREA

This area contains hazardous terrain of sharp rocks and deep crevices.

Fatalities have occurred here.

For your safety:

  • Do not climb on the limestone rocks

  • Stay on the marked trail

Photos courtesy of Ru Somaweera, Penny Purdie and Environs Kimberley.