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Mini Palms, Purnululu NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

The Mini Palms Gorge Trail is 4.4km return from the Bloodwood carpark. There are steep slopes, narrow edges and large boulders to climb over, under or squeeze between. Climb the stairs to reach two viewing platforms which are surrounded by Livistona palms.

Entrance to Mini Palms gorge
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The Bloodwoods car park, , Purnululu NP, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Pert

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Taking the trail into Mini Palms Gorge is one of the best ways of experiencing the sheer scale of the Bungle Bungle escarpment. The first bit of the trail follows a stony creek bed and it can get quite hot.

For an added adventure the path takes you scrambling around and over huge fallen boulders. These boulders are made up of a conglomerate of smaller rocks cemented together by hardened mud of millennia. Ever present are towering gorge walls glowing red and tall elegant Livistona palms.

This trail is a constant feast of scenic and geological highlights. The trail ends at a high point overlooking an amphitheatre enclosed by majestic walls of rock. The viewing platform is as far as you go, as walking along the gorge floor is off-limits to the public. Trampling feet can damage tiny palms that somehow survive floods that pound through here in the wet season.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service

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Time / Duration

Allow 2-3 hours

Length

4.4km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The Bloodwoods car park, , Purnululu NP, 230km (3 hours) south of Kununurra, which is 3200km (30 hours) north of Pert

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Difficulty Notes

Stair climbs at end and large rock hops

Hazards & Warnings

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

Facilities

  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • View Platform

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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