Purnululu National Park

Tour Purnululu National Park

Australia
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Purnululu National Park is famous for it's orange and black striped sandstone domes, which are best viewed at sunset.

Purnululu National Park, also known as The Bungle Bungles, is a national park located in the East Kimberly Region of Western Australia. It was named after the Purnululu Hills that dominate this area of the Kimberley. Formed by erosion from water and wind over millions of years, these striking rock columns reach a height of 160 meters (520ft).

The park contains approximately one third of all examples of beehive-shaped towers situated on the World Heritage List . In recognition for their global importance as exceptional examples representing major stages in earth history. In addition, the 240 million year old Bungle Bungles provide a living record of ecological and evolutionary processes for at least the last 15 million years.

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It covers almost 240,000 hectares of remote area managed as wilderness.

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The Park covers more land than the home of Australia’s capital city .

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In 2003, it was inscribed as a World Heritage Area, thanks to its outstanding geological value and its incredible natural beauty.

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