Bungle Bungle Range, Kimberly Region - Halls Creek, WA

Purnululu National Park

The Bungle Bungle Range in Australia's remote North West, is one of the world's last wilderness areas providing adventure seeking visitors with an amazing outback experience. Set amidst the natural wonders of Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle range is one of the most amazing geological landmarks in Western Australia. The Range lies 110 km north of the town of Halls Creek and 250 km south of Kununurra.

The Bungle Bungle range is a landscape of beehive-shaped sandstone formations with intriguing orange and black stripes and deep chasms and gorges with fan palms clinging precariously to the steep rocks.

The horizontal bands of orange are created by silica deposits, while the black bands are caused by moisture in the rocks that have promoted the growth of algae and lichen over millions of years. The Bungle Bungles are 578 metres above sea level. Helicopter provides the best view of this incredible landscape.

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Features

Facilities
As an alternative to flying one can trek through the sandstone domes. The initial part of the journey is via an 80km 4WD track. The dusty route is flanked by bottle trees or boab (baobab) typical of this area. There are several hiking routes available to breathtaking gorges Cathedral and Piccaninny. Echidna Chasm is an easier walk of about two km and features a narrow gorge with walls towering 100 metre high adorned with tall fan palms.

Public camping sites are available at Walardi and Kurrajong Camp and provide basic facilities with bush toilets and limited water. Petrol, water and other supplies are available from Turkey Creek, about three hours drive from the park on a bush track. Visitors need to carry all their supplies including food and water.

Contact Details

Location

Bungle Bungle Range
Halls Creek, WA, 6770