Bungle Bungle Ranges
Nestled in the far north-west of Western Australia, the Bungle Bungle range in the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.
For more than 350 million years, nature’s forces have shaped these mysterious geological features in this prehistoric landscape. Apart from the local Kija Aboriginal community, few people knew they existed until the 1980s.
Discover a world of secrets in Australia’s far north-west
The giant orange and black striped domes rise out of the ground creating a bewildering landscape unlike anything you have ever seen.
One of the best ways to appreciate the scale of this natural wonder is on a scenic flight. As you sweep over the range, the intricate maze of tiger-striped domes reveal a hidden world of narrow, sheer-sided gorges lined with majestic palms and seasonal waterfalls and calm pools.
According to Aboriginal Dreamtime legends, the amazing beehive-like domes that form the Bungle Ranges were created by the Rainbow Serpent as she slithered across the landscape. Aboriginal people have used the area for their sacred rituals for around 20 000 years.
A walk with an Aboriginal guide brings the natural history of the range to life. Camp out under the stars, or spend a few days in lavish comfort at the award-winning Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Discover the acoustic secrets of Cathedral Gorge. Go four wheel driving across rugged terrain, and hike through gorges millions of years in the making.