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Day 83 - Friday 27 July 2012

Fitzroy Crossing to the Bungle Bungles Caravan Park

As we had a booking at the Bungle Bungles we made a leisurely start to the day and were on the road at about 9:00 am. The trip was about 380 kms via Halls Creek. Our first stop was the Ngumban Cliff Lookout for a morning coffee - the lookout was very exposed on the top of the cliff and would not have been a good spot for an overnight stop.

Ngumban Cliff Lookout

Ngumban Cliff Lookout

Ngumban Cliffs

Ngumban Cliffs

View from the Lookout

View from the Lookout

View from the road between Firzroy Crossing and Halls Creek

View from the road between Firzroy Crossing and Halls Creek

At Halls Creek we decided to stop for fuel and find some lunch. After refuelling we went to the Information Centre that had a small cafe next door, where we both had toasted sandwiches and a coffee. At the Information Centre we found out about Halls Creek Alcohol Policy - nothing stronger than light beer is available in the town. Halls Creek was settled as a gold mining town in the 1890s, and a display outside the Information Centre recalls the exploits of "Russian Jack" who wheeled his sick mate 300 kms in a wheel barrow across almost non-existent tracks looking for medical attention.

Stationary steam engine from the gold mining era.

Stationary steam engine from the gold mining era.

Russian Jack

Russian Jack

We arrived at the Bungle Bungles Caravan Park at about 2:30 pm and were allocated a large powered site at the far end of the caravan park - one of the advantages of being a 5th wheeler. The caravan park only opened in June last year and is still being developed. It is located on Mabel Downs Station and is only one kilometre of gravel road from the Great Northern Highway. We also booked ourselves on the 4WD bus tour into the Purnululu
National Park (the Bungle Bungles) the next day. We had no phone or internet access at the caravan park and were unable to update the blog.

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