Bush walking in Kununurra

Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
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Trip End Aug 28, 2011


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Hidden Valley Caravan Park

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As planned we arose early and got on the road before the cyclists. Our first stop was for fuel at the Doon Doon roadhouse, a very expensive stopoff with fuel priced at  $1.98 per litre. Occasionally we will have a tin of baked beans or spaghetti for lunch and have used the price per can as a benchmark. Normally we can buy a can for $1 but the price at Doon Doon was $2.34 per can.
We saw our first Jabiru today, doesn't sound too exciting but it is considering we don't see them down our way. After the big rains up here the country side is lovely and green and again another beautiful drive although some of the roads are in bad repair due to the rains.
After a drive up to Wyndham we made our way to Kununurra and settled in at the Hidden Valley caravan park for a couple of days.
There was plenty to see and do in Kununurra. We went to the Mirima National Park and decided to go on the 500m walking trail.  We were busy keeping an eye out for snakes as we only had thongs on. Well, the 500m trail turned into what seemed like 5kms. Finally we could see what we thought was the car park, then Ray said "this looks like a caravan park, there must be one in the NP". Well, out of the scrub we walked like Burke and Wills and into the caravan park. We asked a girl where the entrance was thinking that if we walked out and around to the right we might find our way back to the car. As we were walking towards the gate we noticed that we were actually in our own caravan park. What a surprise, we couldn't stop laughing, went back to the caravan and had a cold water then off we went to find our car. We tracked out steps back through the NP and half an hour or so later, there was the car. Very funny. We just hoped that the girl we asked would not drive past our van and see us sitting there after asking how we get out of the park!
Tomorrow we are heading to Lake Argyle to visit the Ord River Dam.

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