The sedimentary formations of Mirima National Park are like a smaller version of those in Purnululu National Park and were formed by similar processes.
Mirima is the name given to the area by the Miriwoong people, who still live in the region and consider this area to be especially significant to their culture. It is also known as ‘Hidden Valley’.
Walking and photography
Mirima National Park is a day use area popular for walking, photography and nature observation. Four walk trails include the Class 3, 2.2km return Gerliwany-gerring Banan Trail. The Class 4, 800m return Derdbe-gerring Banan Trail climbs to points overlooking Kununurra and intricate rock formations. The Class 2, 400m Looking at Plants Trail is a loop that includes a wheelchair friendly boardwalk. The Class 3, 500m return Demboong Banan Trail leads through a gap in the sandstone range to a lookout over Kununurra.
Agile wallabies are common while secretive short-eared rock-wallabies live in the more remote parts the park. Dingoes are sometimes seen in the early morning or late afternoon. Black kites usually forage in flocks, or perch together in trees, seeking respite from the heat. The vegetation along Lily Creek is a good place to see double-barred and crimson finches. The white-quilled rock-pigeon inhabits the sandstone hills and cliffs.
Accessible year round
The May to October dry season is the best time to visit the Kimberley. However, Mirima National Park is accessible and worth seeing all year round.
Mirima National Park is just two kilometres (a drive of less than five minutes) east of Kununurra. There is well signposted access via Barrington Avenue and Hidden Valley.
When you are entering the Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive. Be CROCWISE in Western Australia's north and download our Crocodile safety and myth-busting factsheet and Crocodile brochure. For more information on Be CROCWISE see www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise