About Purnululu National Park - World Heritage AreaExperience the wonders of Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle Range
Overview: The towering rocky domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park have enchanted people with their majestic beauty since the beginning of time.
First the Djaru and Kija (pronounced Gid-ja) Aboriginal people of the Kimberley region of Western Australia lived near and amoung the ethereal rock forms. They inhabited the region for thousands of years, living a hunter gatherer lifestyle, in harmony with the ancient landscape. Today nearly 50,000 people per year travel to this remote corner of Australia to experience the Bungle Bungle Range's astonishing natural beauty. There is something incredibly special about this wild assortment of gorges, canyons and towering rocky domes.
The beehive domes and rocks of the Bungle Bungle change colour as the sun progresses across the sky, from brown to red, orange and gold while palm trees provide a striking green contrast to the rock.
You can experience this geological wonderland in a number of ways. Soar above the range in a fixed wing plane or chopper or set out on foot on one of the many hiking trails.
There are two public camping areas and a number of tour companies that provide more up-market accommodation in the park. Soak up the park, the Bungles and enjoy the blaze of the milky way strewn across the outbacks velvety black night sky. The Bungles is truly magic - experience it for yourself.
Tips: The park is 304km by road from Kununurra and 160km north-east of Halls Creek. Most of the route is sealed highway.
The last 53km into the park is via a 4WD track which is open to high clearance 4WDs and off road trailers. The track is rugged and often badly corrugated, you will have to take it slowly and allow two to three hours for this part of the journey.
Bring enough fuel to allow at least 100kms of driving in the park.
When to Visit
The park is open to drive-in visitors from 1 April to 31 December (weather conditions permitting). Unseasonal rain may result in temporary closure of the park even during this time.
The climate is semi arid with very hot summers and warm dry winters. During the busiest period from May to September, the days are characteristically clear and sunny with low humidity. Rain is rare during these months. Outside these months the temperatures are much hotter, the humidity is higher and there are usually few visitors. Average daily temperatures for April are 20-34 celcius, July 12-27 celcius, and November 24-38 celcius. In July and August the temperature can go below 0.