The Purnululu National Park, East Kimberley, Australia. A designated World Heritage Site is another proof that Australia is a true wonderland. Its spectacular landscape features unique sandstone pillars, unbelievable rock formations, canyons, gorges, creeks, savannahs and rugged orange surface – a result of bacteria found on this sandstone.
The latter natural wonder is called the Bungle Bungle Range and is best approached from an airplane. The striped formation also features hidden pools and palm groves, some of which are inaccessible on foot. However, there is also plenty to see for the hikers as well. Numerous routes provide unforgettable views, while visitors can spend a night at the camping sites and continue their adventure in the morning.
Why to go there?
One of the most impressive national parks in the country. Visitors can choose from various ways of exploring the site: hiking, driving around in a four-wheel vehicle or flying. Tourists are allowed to camp in the park, but remember that there are no shops or facilities, so be well equipped.
When to go there?
During the dry season – from April to January. During the wet season some roads might be closed and inaccessible. Meanwhile tours by air are available all year round.
How to get there?
It is 250 km (155 miles) south of Kununurra – get there by car driving the Great Northern Highway. Air tours take off from Turkey Creek Roadhouse.