We left the Gibb River Rd and headed north on the Kulumburu Road. Anna back in Sydney said we “HAD” to see Mitchell Falls and so we were heading there. We stopped the night a Drysdale Station at their bush camp. It seemed everyone wanted to camp next to the flush toilets and showers and beer, so we had the miners camp waterhole to ourselves a few kms from the homestead. The next day we rattled along on the Kulumuru rd to the lovely Munurru Camp on the King Edward River Crossing. It was the best designed camp ground that we had seen on this whole trip with the cleanest toilets (Hybrid) we have seen in 7.5 months! It also had a fantastic water whole within walking distance from camp. The campground is managed by the local Aboriginal Community and you must pay a fee and get a permit to use the campground/swim and also to walk to Mitchell falls. We obtained this permit at Drysdale station the day before. M
There were 2 very good rock art sites near Munurru Camp and we spent a couple of hours at each one. It is so interesting seeing the different interpretations of the world as we travel to different aboriginal areas/sites. We were unable to arrange a tour by a local ranger, so walked through discovering the paintings ourselves. The paintings were done at different times and scientists are dating them from 1000-30,000 years old. Amazing seeing these today and how well some of them have survived out in the elements. M
Unfortunately we were not able to arrange a local ranger to explain the art to us. The description in the brochure was as follows: Mudarin is the boss Wanjina. He sits here with his family (above) and Walangaanda (the milky way Wanjina) and Aamba (Kangaroo). Nearby is Walijuwar (devil Argula) who can steal the souls of babies who cry at night. In the Lalai (creation, dreaming) when the ground was soft, Wanjinas travelling to distant countries created caves as their resting places by throwing down clouds. Gwion and Malan Argua( devils) also live here.