This walk normally takes 2 days and an overnight stay in the gorge. As we did not fancy carrying food and water for 2 days, we only did part of the Piccaninny Trail. On that day, we walked for about 8 or 9 hours from the car park and back.
Night falls early, around 5 pm and then itís 30 a minutes drive to the campsite. Itís a dangerous time as lots of animals are about and tend to be dazzled by carsí headlights. Many wallabies and other creatures die killed by tourists.
Some more information about Purnululu: ďOne of the most obvious features of the sandstones is the alternating orange and black or grey banding. The darker bands are on the more permeable layers of rock (which means water is able to move through them with relative ease). They allow moisture to seep through to the rock surface, promoting a dark algal growth.
The less permeable layers in between are covered with a patina of iron and manganese staining, creating the orange bands. These outer coatings (the rock beneath is a whitish colour) help to protect the lower parts of the towers from erosion."
Landscape and travel
Purnululu national park
BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE