2021 Bungle Bungles Gutsy Challenge

Join our Bungle Bungles Gutsy Challenge and support gastro-intestinal cancer research!

From May 29 to 5 June 2021,  AGITG members Katie Benton and Belinda Steer will lead this once-in-a-lifetime Gutsy Challenge.

Register your interest by filling in our form at the bottom of this page.

Join this Gutsy Challenge today for a truly unique, challenging and rewarding experience.

With specially chartered flights in and out of Purnululu, participants of this Gutsy Challenge will experience the National Park away from the usual tourist route.

This moderate to challenging Gutsy Challenge will take you through waterholes and caves as you soak in the wild seclusion of the domes. Trekking approximately 40kms over six days of the Gutsy Challenge, you will cover some difficult terrain including rock hopping and scrambling.

Starting with an unforgettable sunrise flight over the Ord River and Lake Argyle you will get your first sight of the Bungle Bungles by air.

You will carry everything you need for the five days of the trek, winding through the red and black beehive like sandstone domes to your base camp for the first two nights. This frees you to then start exploring the splendid isolation of this World Heritage listed national park on a series of day walks.

All funds raised from this Gutsy Challenge will help to support research into new treatment options and outcomes for the 38 people who die every day from GI cancer.


About the Bungle Bungles

Aboriginal people have lived in this part of Australia for more than 20,000 years. The traditional lifestyle changed when the first colonial explorers, led by Alexander Forrest, came to the Kimberley in 1879.  The park is the home of ancient rock arts, burial sites and an extensive history of the rich Indigenous life of the local people.

About Huma Charity Challenge

Huma Charity Challenge are our chosen adventure travel partner as they are passionate about providing off‑the‑beaten track travel experiences. They are a division of the worldwide adventure travel company World Expeditions.

Do I have to carry my own pack?

You will carry your own pack, weighing up to 20kgs to a base camp and complete day walks with a day pack.

What is involved with the Bungle Bungles Gutsy Challenge?

This Gutsy Challenge will run from  29 May  to 5  June  2021. You will trek in and out of the Bungle Bungles with a full pack and then complete a series of day walks from base camp with a day pack.

  • Camping can be either twin share or single supplement may be available.
  • Maximum of 8 people.
  • You will walk approximately 40kms total over the six days of the trek.
  • All food and accommodation is included.
  • GI Cancer Institute Members, Belinda Steer and Katie Benton will lead this Gutsy Challenge.

Are there charging facilities involved?

There are two USB ports on the bus that work only when the bus is being driven.

How much do I have to raise?

A minimum of $3,500 per participant.

What will the funds I raise be used for?

100% of all funds will support gastro-intestinal (GI) clinical trials research and the GI Cancer Institute’s ‘Innovation Fund’ grant. This grant is awarded annually and supports critical early stage research – enabling research concepts to be proven and ultimately leveraged to larger scale clinical trials.

For more information about the Innovation Fund grant CLICK HERE.

Who will I walk with?

From past experience people join our Gutsy Challenge as they want to achieve personal goals, make a difference & want to do their part in improving outcomes for GI Cancer patients whilst providing support to clinical trials.


For more information and to register your interest, complete the form below and we will be in contact

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As Trish Lawler, one of our 2017 Gutsy Challenge Adventure participants, who trekked the Larapinta Trail, explained:

“The Larapinta Gutsy Challenge was a fantastic experience.  To be able to raise money for such a good cause and then training and pushing myself to do the trek was very rewarding.  The day we climbed Mount Sonder was physically the most arduous thing I have done, but now I look back with a great sense of achievement.”

About Huma & World Expeditions – The GI Cancer Institute partners with Huma Charity Challenge, a division of World Expeditions, to deliver exceptional travel experiences as part of our Gutsy Challenge Adventure program.

  • 30 + years experience
  • Experienced and professional guides and quality equipment
  • An unblemished safety record
  • 24 hour backup
  • A commitment to sustainable travel practices
  • They look forward to helping you explore our amazing wilderness ‑ the right way.

Belinda Steer Team leader Gutsy Challenge

Belinda Steer
Team leader Gutsy Challenge

Doctor Belinda Steer is co-investigator on  a new proposed study that will aim to find the best tool to measure malnutrition for pancreatic cancer patients, and discover more about how body composition could affect the survival rates for people with pancreatic cancer.

Katie Benton Team leader Gutsy Challenge

Katie Benton
Team leader Gutsy Challenge

Katie Benton is a dietitian specialising in cancer nutrition who has been working in the area of GI cancer for the past eight years.