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Purnululu National Park in Australia

Purnululu National Park, Australia

Bungle Bungles Range at Purnululu National Park, Western Australia

Situated in Western Australia, in the East Kimberly region, Purnululu National Park is one of the most visited and enthralling geological landmarks in the state as well as the country. The Purnululu National Park is a haven for wildlife lovers and is home to varieties of flora and fauna. The park also features some rare and endangered species like rainbow bee-eaters, nail-tail and rock wallaby.

Purnululu National Park Attractions

The major attraction in the Purnululu National Park is the Bungle Bungle Range, which is spread over 45,000 hectares. It comprises of a hidden world of gorges and pools and as you move further you can see fan palms clinging to walls and crevices in the rocks. The range ascends 578 meters above sea level and is situated 200 to 300 meters above a woodland and grass covered plain.

The Purnululu Park boasts of a rich historical heritage. It is a site that reflects the aboriginal culture of Australia. The entire region features many aboriginal burial sites as well as aboriginal art, and it was inhabited by the aboriginal people, especially during the wet season, when plant and animals are abundantly found in the park.

There are arrangements for camping at Walardi or Kurrajong. However, the camping facilities are limited in the park. You can obtain necessary commodities like petrol, water and other essential things from Turkey Creek. Turkey Creek is a three-hour drive from the park. If you are interested in camping in the area, then it will be advisable to bring food and other essential commodities. You can also opt for private camping grounds that offer accommodation and other facilities, but then you have to book in advance if you wish to stay in these camping grounds.

Purnululu National Park Map

Facts about Purnululu National Park

  • The park was included in the UNESCO World heritage List in the year 2003.
  • The national park spreads over an area of 239,723 ha.
  • There are 298 vertebrate species in the park.

Where is Purnululu National Park ?

It is located in Western Australia, about 300 km south of Kununurra. You can enter the park by air or four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. By air tours leave from Kununurra, Halls Creek or Warmum (Turkey Creek).

Best time to visit 

The park opens during the dry season only – generally from April through November (dates vary according to conditions).

Opening Hours

The park opens from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Entrance Fee

The entry fee, camping fee and other fee varies every year.

Nearby Attractions: Cathedral George and Bungle Bungle Range.

Published On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014