What is a bunyip

It is a measuring device, which is used to determine if two points are level (similar to an A-frame), but it can also tell us how much difference in height there is between 2 points. It is made of a long pipe (ideally see through pipe), which is tied to 2 poles or sticks.


  • 1 x clear tubing (between 8 and 20 meters long)
  • 2 x poles, ideally squared wood, but round will do (1.5 to 2 meters long)
  • String or tape to tie the pipe to the poles

Useful tools for making the bunyip

  • Marker pen
  • Tape measure


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