Round Australia Road Trip #6
One of the iconic tourist adventures of the Kimberleys is a scenic flight over the area’s best known attractions, both natural and man-made. There are flights by helicopter, light plane and float plane and many itineraries from which to choose.
We’ll follow the red route, spending two and a half hours enjoying a bird’s eye view of the East Kimberleys in a Cessna 210 with just enough room for the pilot and four passengers.
Buckle your seat belts and come with me on a joyride with a difference!
Our flight takes us up over the tiny town of Kununurra, built in 1960 to house the workers who constructed the Ord River dam wall,
along the full length of Lake Argyle – nearly 80 km,
south to the Bungle Bungles, striped sandstone domes more than 350 million years old,
along Cathedral Gorge, its sheer sandstone cliffs towering more than 200 metres,
over the Argyle Diamond Mine, where the famed pink Argyle diamonds are found,
past the red sandstone cliffs of the Cockburn Ranges
and on to the vast coastal plains where five rivers, the King, Forrest, Durack, Pentecost and Ord, all flow into Cambridge Gulf,
over the tiny port town of Wyndham, the most northerly town in Western Australia
before returning to Kununurra over the fertile fields of the Ord irrigation area where sandalwood and chia crops are grown.
Thank you for flying with me today. I hope you enjoyed your flight!