Purnululu National Park is home to the distinctive red and black striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. The maze of dramatically shaped rock formations is unlike anywhere else in the world.
The landscapes and rock formations are absolutely spectacular, and a visit here is an essential part of any trip to the Kimberleys.
Now part of the World Heritage list, the Bungle Bungles were only officially ‘discovered’ during the 1980s. Since then the area has become internationally famous and the Purnululu National Park was established in 1987.
Exploring the Bungle Bungles
Home to spectacular beehive domes and gorges, the Bungle Bungles is home to some of Australia’s most incredible landscapes.
A series of well marked national park walking trails makes it easy to explore the Bungles. The most well known attractions are Picaninny CReek, Cathedral Gorge and Echnida Chasm, but there is also much more to see and explore.
Visiting the Bungle Bungles
Purnululu National Park is only open during the dry season months from April-November (weather permitting).
The access road opens each year around mid-April, depending on water levels in the creek crossings and the condition of the road.
Read more about visiting the Bungle Bungles during the dry season – Visiting the Bungle Bungles
Getting to the Bungle Bungles
The turn off to the Bungle Bungles is about 250km from Kununurra and 100km from Halls Creek. Once off the highway, it is 53km along the Spring Creek track to the national park entrance.
You will need a 4WD to visit the Bungle Bungles, and only single-axle offroad caravans are allowed into the national park.
Camping and Accommodation
There are two public campgrounds in the Bungle Bungles – both are run by the Department of Environment and Conservation.
There is also a private campground near Bellburn Airfield – these are managed by APT and East Kimberley Tours. Just outside of the national park, there is also a privately run caravan park.
Click here for more information about camping options at the Bungles – Camping and Accommodation
Helicopter Scenic Flights
The Bungle Bungles are spectacular from any vantage point, but from the air you can fully appreciate the scale of the area and get some amazing views of the beehive domes, gorges and the rugged landscapes.
You also get to see hidden areas that are inaccessible from the land. Scenic helicopter flights are available from the Bellburn airfield, near the Piccaninny Creek day use area.
History and Geology
Have you ever wondered who discovered the Bungle Bungles, and how the amazing rock formations were formed?
Virtually every visitor to the Bungle Bungles asks the same question – how did this remarkable landscape come about?
Read about the history and geology of the Bungle Bungles here