Cockburn Rest Area, WA (45km West of Kununurra)
Another day of driving. We passed through Halls Creek this morning and had a look at the nearby China Wall, a natural quartz vein. Had lunch at Spring Creek Rest Area – very busy as this is located just at the Bungle Bungles turn off so it looks like a lot of people camp here and do a day trip to the national park (leaving their caravan at the rest area – which seems safe to do as there were lots of people around – to the extend that if you would arrive a lot later then lunch time you might find it difficult to find a spot to camp). After lunch we took the Bungle Bungles turn off as we discovered there is a new caravan park 750m off the highway that has just opened and they also organize day tours into the park for those unfortunate people –like us- that don’t have a 4WD. We decided to give their offer a miss as we are actually planning to hire a 4WD from Kununurra and explore the park ourselves – as we have the time this seems more economical for us, however their tour would cover the park quite well in 1 day so suitable for people that have limited time. Continued driving to the Cockburn Rest Area on the crossing of the Great Northern and Victoria Highway (quite noisy! but a free night) - pretty drive with views of the Carr Boyd and O'Donnell ranges on either side of the highway.
|Jack, local Aboriginal legend|
|China Wall, Halls Creek|
|Carr Boyd Ranges|
|Burning along the highway|
|Horses grazing next to the road|