This adventure packed day showcases the Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail, spectacular ancient rock paintings, and the iconic Mitchell Falls. Departing Kununurra we track to the Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River and onwards to the Mitchell Plateau for an 8am landing.
We have morning tea at the international lounge then drive down an eye- catching bush track surrounded by ancient Livingstonia palms, to the Mertens campground (Ranger Base) and the start of the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail.
Along the trail swim, explore and enjoy trail snacks at the Little Mertens Falls. Be inspired and humbled by the mysterious, ancient rock art found beneath the falls, featuring the mythical Gwion Gwion spirit figures. Next stop is the awesome Big Mertens Falls and the upstream crossing of the Mitchell River before arriving at the spectacular Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls). Here you have time to enjoy your lunch, relax and swim. We then meet at the helipad for an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Falls back to base where we drive back to the airfield for a well-earned cold beer, wine or a cup of tea, before the homeward flight. On the way back we track via the Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham and a low swoop over the Lower Ord wetlands. We can also arrange pick-ups and drop-offs from El Questro/ Emma Gorge/Home Valley/Wyndham.
Neville Poelina is a Nyikina man. Neville has lived all of his life in the Kimberley and has traditional ties through family connections right throughout the region. Aboriginal culture and society is his life.
There are so many amazing places to explore close to Kununurra and Sarah Duguid is the Kingfisher Tours guide to take you there. Sarah, is an incredible photographer and guide.