Halls Creek national parks and parks

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    PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK FEATURES THE BREATHTAKING BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE BUNGLE BUNGLE'S ARE ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. FROM THE AIR THEY LOOK LIKE GIANT BEE-HIVE LIKE MOUNDS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THERE ARE OTHER SPECTACULAR NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK, SUCH AS CATHEDRAL GORGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK IS A VERY REMOTE PLACE, BUT OFFERS SOME OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT SCENERY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    ANOTHER FASCINATING SITE AROUND HALLS CREEK, IS THE SECOND LARGEST CRATER IN THE WORLD - THE WOLFE CREEK METEORITE CRATER: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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National parksHalls Creek national parks and parks

Purnululu National Park
(including the Bungle Bungle Range)

The Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most fascinating geological landmarks in Western Australia. From an aircraft, the Bungle Bungle Range is an imposing sight. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach from the south. As you sweep further over the range a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks.

Although the Bungle Bungle Range was extensively used by Aboriginal people during the wet season, when plant and animal life was abundant, few Europeans knew of its existence until the mid-1980s. The area has been a national park since 1987 and its unique appearance has captured the public imagination. The park offers a remote wilderness experience. In 2003, its beauty was recognised globally when it was inscribed onto the World Heritage List.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), photography, scenic flights over the Bungle Bungle's by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft are available within the park or from Halls Creek.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

109 km north of Halls Creek.

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Wolfe Creek Crater National Park

On the edge of the Great Sandy Desert and the extensive spinifex grasslands of the East Kimberley lies the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater, the second largest crater in the world from which fragments of a meteorite have been collected. The crater is 880 metres across and almost circular. Today, the floor is about 60 metres below the rim, and is generally flat, but rises slightly in the centre. The porous gypsum found in this central area supports reasonably large trees and contains a number of sinkholes that may reflect the position of stress fractures formed by the impact from the meteorite. The crater is also inhabited by a variety of wildlife.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), sightseeing, photography, viewing the crater rim is a must. Another spectacular way to view the crater is to take an aerial flight from Halls Creek.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

145 km from Halls Creek.

Copyright - Government of Western Australia through the Department of Environment & Conservation