Purnululu National Park

Name: Purnululu National Park

Loc: Australia - Western Australia
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Addr: Purnululu WA 6770, Australia
Tel: (08) 9168 7300
With access all day
Fee: National Park ticket: $12 per car / day (no longer required to purchase other National Parks in Western Australia within the same day)

Introduction of Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park is located in the eastern Kimberley region of northeast Western Australia, (East Kimberley Region), is close to the border of the Northern Territory, about 3000 km from the Western Australian capital Perth and about 1120 km from the Northern Territory capital Darwin, covering an area of about 2397 sq km.

Purnululu National Park is the last spectacle in mainland, Australia. In 2003, the National Park was selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a dual heritage of the world's natural culture. The Banguru range (Bungle Ranges) in the park is a sandstone landscape of 350 million years-old riverbed sediments that is often likened to a giant honeycomb. The sandstone stone maze with orange and black stripes is one of the most popular places in the Kimberley area.

The two closest towns to Purnululu National Park are Hollkrik (Halls Creek, about 100km) and Kununara (about 250km Kununurra,), from which you can either take a helicopter or take part in a four-drive tour or rent a four-wheel-drive. Drive into the park for an adventure and self-driving. Follow the Great North Highway (Great Northern Highway), pass the vast cattle farm, then turn onto a rugged narrow path for 50 kilometers to Purnululu National Park's tourist center, (Purnululu National Park Visitor Centre).

Although Banguo range is so close to the main highway, it was known only to the local indigenous and herdsmen until 1983, when a documentary crew unveiled her veil. To this day, the range has become part of the Purnululu National Park. The landmark Banguru range, named after a nearby cattle farm, sits in the south of the park, with honeycomb-like peaks rising hundreds of meters on the edge of range, sheltering deep canyons and palm-surrounded rock pools. Visitors can fly over incredible sandstone landforms by sightseeing helicopters, a geological structure that was squeezed 350 million years ago by sediment from an ancient river bed. Sediment belts with different clay contents intersect each other to form distinctive orange, gray and black stripes. In the south of the park, you can also walk into the huge church canyon known for its amazing natural sound, (Cathedral Gorge), here to try your voice. Or try the picturesque path to the Picanini Creek (Piccaninny Creek), choose a 3-kilometer loop, or challenge yourself to the Picanini Canyon (Piccaninny Gorge)., where you can camp overnight. In the north of Honolulu, the narrower canyon is a completely different experience. Walk 2 km easily to (Echidna Chasm), a ecole canyon, where you look up and marvel at the vertical walls of a hundred meters high on both sides. Or try a 5-kilometer round-trip route to the tiny Palm Canyon (Mini Palms Gorge), where there are swarms of slender Livingstone palms and a traditional aboriginal procreation cave.

It is said that the aborigines have lived in the area for more than 40,000 years, and that the park has a lot of historical traces of where they live, and that ancient rock art and burial sites can be found in various parts of the park.

Purnululu National Park is located in the wilderness inland, infrastructure is not good, only four-car access, ordinary second-drive cars and real estate can not drive into the national park, the roads are unpoured dirt road (Unsealed Road), For the most part of the year, heavy rainfall can break down roads and only open in dry winter (May-August).

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