Cockburn Rest Area, WA (45km West of Kununurra)

Day 111 – 7th June 2011
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.

Halls Creek 

Halls Creek

Jack, local Aboriginal legend

China Wall, Halls Creek


Carr Boyd Ranges

O'Donnell Range

Burning along the highway

Horses grazing next to the road

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