The spectacular Bungle Bungle massif, seldom referred to by its official name, the Purnululu National Park, is one of Australia’s greatest natural wonders – an area of red and black striped domes, knobbly dry creek beds and soaring chasms. The nickname is believed to be a misspelling of the common Kimberley grass, Bundle Bundle, while “Purnululu” means “sandstone” in the local Kija tongue.

A couple of days spent exploring the park’s domes, chasms and gorges is well worth the effort (or expense, if you’re taking a tour). There are numerous marked trails to enjoy, as listed here; the rest of the park is currently inaccessible, the northeast being the ancestral burial grounds of the Djaru and Gidja people.

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