The Domes Purnululu NP

About the Trail

The Domes walk is short but length means nothing when this walk features some great examples of geological erosive forces creating unique ‘beehive’ outcrops. The classic layers are made up of clay-like bands that support a type of cyanobacteria that creates that distinctive grey colour. The red bands are caused by oxidation of iron in the incredibly fragile sandstone.

The trail ends at a water smooth mini amphitheatre where a wet-season waterfall plummets into a pool below. The rock walls feature curious honeycomb-like structures, a product of water erosion. It would be a spectacular sight but rarely witnessed by humans. Purnululu National Park is only opened in the dry season or Australia’s winter months - May to October.          

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