200,000 hectares in area including 45,000 hectares of the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park (1987) lies 110 kilometres north of Halls Creek and 260 kilometres south of Kununurra in the Kimberley region of eastern Western Australia.
Local Aboriginal inhabitants play a major role in determining visitor access to sites within the park.
Rugged conditions restrict ground access to 4WD vehicles only, while a scenic flight from a number of locations allows the best view of the famous “bee hive” rock formations (sandstone domes with bands of black lichen). The park is closed from January to April due to monsoonal conditions.
Bird and animal life is abundant within the park, along with a diverse reptile population. Eucalypts and spinifex dominate the landscape, while Livistona palms can be found in many of the gorges and waterholes.