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Piccaninny Creek Lookout, Purnululu NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The 2.8km return trail to the Piccaninny Creek Lookout at Purnululu National Park gives you an impressive overall view.  Walking to the lookout involves a reasonably easy walk negotiating the stony creek bed of Piccaninny Creek.

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Trail Start

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

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Piccaninny Lookout

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The water smooth rock of the creek bed provides a vivid example of the erosive forces of countless monsoonal rains and the ‘beehive’ formations provide a dramatic backdrop.

If you are lucky, hollows in the bedrock may contain water providing spectacular reflections. There is a steady climb up to the lookout where a railing provides some reassurance and safety. The views across the savannah plains to distant ‘beehive’ outcrops and ranges are spectacular. 

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Time / Duration

Allow more than one hour

Length

2.8km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Piccaninny 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

Piccaninny Lookout

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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.

Difficulty Notes

Stony creek bed

Hazards & Warnings

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

Facilities

  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • 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 track into National Park.

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