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About Echidna Chasm, Purnululu NP
Echidna Chasm is one of the highlights of the World Heritage Site of the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. The narrow gorge is located 19km north of the visitor's centre. The walk trail is short but has rocky sections that require some moderate climbing.
The trail features gorge walls that rise 200 metres with sections as narrow as one metre. It can be a bit disconcerting looking up and seeing large fallen boulders lodged tight between the walls. Tall Livistona palms provide a spectacular setting near the gorge entrance.
Deep within the gorge, it can be a photographer's delight with the ever-changing light. During the middle of the day, sunlight penetrates into the gorge creating incredible golden hues. Needless to say, midday is the best time for photographers. Even in the winter months, it can be incredibly hot, so take ample drinking water.
Be trail ready for Echidna Chasm, Purnululu NP
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 ItemsAt least 2 litres of water per person.
See Group D items on Trail Tips page. Roads may be closed after heavy rain, check conditions before travelling.
Echidna Chasm carpark. Purnululu National Park, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsTrail has a natural surface of rock so caution is advised.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- First Aid Equipment
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
National Park fees apply
Air or road to Kununurra. 4WD track into National Park.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Echidna Chasm gorge wallsThe sun turns the gorge walks red
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Echidna ChasmDeep in Echidna Chasm, the gorge walls are red from sunlight.
Echidna ChasmLivistonia palms at the entrance to Echidna Chasm
Echidna ChasmThe deep walls on Echidna Chasm
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