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The Domes, Purnululu NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Domes walk is only 700 metres return and packed with the famous ‘beehive’ domes. The trail is ideal for people who are not into hiking but want to get an insight into this unique landscape. The Bungle Bungle range is around 360 million years old.

The spectacular beehive domes of Purnululu
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Piccnininny Gorge carpark, Purnululu National Park, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Pert

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The Domes 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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Time / Duration

up to 1 hour

Length

700m loop

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Piccnininny Gorge carpark, Purnululu National Park, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Pert

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Temperatures can get very hot (up to 50 degrees), walk in the early morning or late afternoon.

Facilities

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley

Fees

National Park Fees apply

Trail Access

2WD, Air or Bus to Halls Creek or Kununurra. 4WD only from Great Northern Hwy.

Prohibited Items

No pets
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