Purnululu National Park
Is Purnululu National Park worth visiting? Yes, definitely. Unlike other national treasures, the Bungle Bungles has only been known to white Europeans since the early 1980s when a film crew showcased the area to the world.
The 240,000-hectare national park has now received UNESCO World Heritage listing. Of course, Purnululu was known to Indigenous people long before that, and the Gija and Jaru people are recognised as its traditional custodians.
The park is best known for its striped ‘beehive domes’. The unique tiger stripes are caused by cyanobacteria, a type of algae, which create the dark colour that contrasts beautifully with the rusty, red stripes of oxidised rock. Beneath the surface is white Sandstone.
The domes are impressive from the ground and a walk through them is unforgettable. For something truly inspiring, treat yourself to a late-afternoon chopper flight over the domes with Helispirit. Watching colours change from above with the setting sun truly is mesmerising and feels like a once in a lifetime experience.