From an aircraft, the Bungle Bungle Range is an imposing sight. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach from the south. As you sweep further over the range a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks.
Helicopter flights are available from the Bellburn Airstrip.
Exploring on foot
Purnululu attracts visitors for a whole range of reasons; the sheer grandeur of the sandstone massif, watching it change to a golden colour late in the day, walking through some of the marvellous gorges, and for the really well-prepared, a walk along Piccaninny Creek for an overnight camping experience. Other walks include the Echidna Chasm Walk, Mini Palms Walk, the walk to Kungkalanayi Lookout, Cathedral Gorge, the Domes Walk, Homestead Gorge, Piccaninny Creek Lookout, Whip Snake Gorge and the Northern Escarpment Walk.
There are two campgrounds in the park. Walardi, nearer to the domes, Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek has separate generator and no-generator areas. Generators are not permited at the larger Kurrajong campground, which is closer to Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms Gorge.
Book up to 180 days in advance for 1 May to 30 September. For other periods, booking will be available when the seasonal opening and closing of the park is confirmed.
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Visitors must carry in all water, food, fuel and other supplies.
Access for high-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles with low-range gears, and single-axle high-clearance camper trailers and caravans only. 60km from Great Northern Highway via unsealed Spring Creek Track (approximatley 2 hours, pending road conditions).