Piccaninny Creek, Purnululu National Park, The Kimberley, WA
It's been around for 350 million years and revered by its Aboriginal custodians for 40,000 years. But the striking Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park was a secret from the outside world until 1983. Today this maze of orange-and-black striped sandstone domes, often likened to giant beehives, is one of the Kimberley's best-loved attractions. Take in the awesome Bungle Bungle Range on a scenic flight. Or hike, camp and 4WD amidst Purnululu's geological wonders, discovering ancient rock art, rare wildlife, tropical pools and craggy gorges.
Purnululu National Park sits in the East Kimberley, around 100km from Halls Creek and 250km from Kununurra. Helicopter and 4WD tours leave from both towns, or you can hire a 4WD and journey into the park on a self-drive adventure. You'll journey along the Great Northern Highway, past sprawling cattle country, before turning onto the rough, narrow 50km track to the park's entrance.