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About The Domes, Purnululu NP
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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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
up to 1 hour
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsSee Group D items on Trail Tips page. Roads may be closed after heavy rain, check conditions before travelling.
Piccnininny Gorge carpark, Purnululu National Park, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Pert
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsTemperatures can get very hot (up to 50 degrees), walk in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
National Park Fees apply
2WD, Air or Bus to Halls Creek or Kununurra. 4WD only from Great Northern Hwy.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Walk along the Dome walkThe spectacular beehive domes of Purnululu
The Purnululu domesThe famous banded domes of Purnuulu
Close up of the dome wallsSome of the rock walls are honeycombed
More domesBungle Bungle domes
Exploring the domesThe Dome walk gets up close and personal with the domes
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