Kununurra national parks and parks

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    MIRIMA 'HIDDEN VALLEY' NATIONAL PARK FEATURES SPECTACULAR ROCK FORMATIONS AND IS POPULAR FOR BUSHWALKING, SIGHTSEEING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK FEATURES THE BREATHTAKING BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Mirima "Hidden Valley" National Park

Mirima National Park, on the outskirts of Kununurra, has spectacular rock formations. Mirima is the name given to the area by the Miriuwung people, who still live in the region and consider this area to be especially significant to their culture. It is also aptly known as the "Hidden Valley". The park is a day use area only, popular for sightseeing, walking, photography and nature observation. In daylight, the steep, broken walls of rock come alive as they reflect the tones of changing light.

Activities

Walking, photography, nature observation.

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

Two kilometres north of Kununurra.


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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.

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