Discovering the Kimberley on foot
If the Kimberley is on your radar for May, if you would like to see some of the stunning country around Kununurra, enjoy a bushwalking challenge and don’t mind getting up early, here’s an event that ticks all those boxes.
Wild Walks tours (not for the faint hearted) will be on offer on 17, 20, 22 and 24 May.
Numbers for each walking group are limited and registration at the Kununurra Visitor Centre is essential.
The walks in the Mirima National Park are roughly 3 – 5 kms in length and all traverse some rugged and difficult terrain with some steep climbs and descents, hence the necessity for fitness regardless of age. Also, sturdy boots and adequate drinking water.
Participation in the Wild Walks is free but a donation to local Miriwoong children is welcome.
The Wild Walks program is part of the extensive range of events on offer for the 2019 Ord Valley Muster. Further details at the following link.
Mirima National Park is just outside the Kununurra township. It covers a total area of 2,068 hectares and was declared a national park in 1982.
Unusual sandstone formations dominate the park and are often compared to the Bungle Bungles. The area is of great significance to the local indigenous people, the Miriwoong, and has several examples of rock art.