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Purnululu National Park, Australia
Idea About: itinerary, place
Purnululu National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1987) in Western Australia. Purnululu is the name given to the sandstone area of the Bungle Bungle mountain range. The erode sandstone peaks have the shape of domes with very distinctive stripes making the whole area a unique geological formation.
What Makes It Special
Natural phenomena - Domes of Purnululu; some of them are extremely unusual, and many are named (Frog Hole, Echidna Chasm, etc.). It is and ultimate place for outback adventure and off-road driving.
Directions To Destination
If you are coming not from Australia you need to fly to Canberra, the capital city then to Kununurra Airport (IATA: KNX, ICAO: YPKU) is an airport in Kununurra town, Western Australia which is the nearest town to your destination - Purnululu National Park. The airport is 2.5 km from the town center. The Purnululu track can be accessed via Great Northern Highway (Route 1) about 150 miles (approximately 250 km) south of Kununurra. Private helicopter rides are also available.
Best Time To Go
May is the best time to visit the Purnululu National Park. June - August is good if you don't mind cold weather and lots of other people. September is good if you don't mind the heat.
Where To Stay
There are several campgrounds offering meals, accommodation and tours.
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Useful Visitor Information and Tips
The track through the domes of Purnululu is about 30 miles (50 km) and is passable only during the dry season (April - December). A four-wheel drive vehicle should be used. Hiking trails are also available (for example Cathedral Gorge trial via Cathedral Gorge formation with amazing acoustics). Visit to Purnululu National Park can be a part of several day itinerary which can include Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Falls and other breathtaking places.
Tags: Cathedral Gorge; geological formation; Kununurra; Purnululu National Park; sandstone; Western Australia; World Heritage Site (3)