Bungle Bungle Range Australia
Location of Bungle Bungle Range
A protected area of almost 600,000 acres, known as THE BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE, established in 1987, is located in the PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK of western Australia. Located approximately 300 kilometers/190 miles south of Kununurra, THE PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK is a world heritage site (declared in 2003) that covers more land than the Australian Capital Territory.
Amazing Structure of Bungle Bungle Range
The Bungle Bungle range is located as high as 578 meters means almost 1,896 ft above sea level. The Bungle Bungle range is one of the most impressive geological landforms of sandstone tower karst terrains around the world. The beehive-shaped landforms are made up of sandstones and rocks, these formations were deposited at the red basin, about 375-350 million years ago, then the combined effect of wind and rainfall shaped the domes over millions of years.
The Bungle Bungle range is located at the plains of the eastern Kimberly region, Australia.
Formation of Bungle Bungle Range
The unusual and beautiful orange and dark grey coloring on the formations is because of differences in the sandstone layers, the darker layer of rocks are which that hold more moisture and cyanobacteria growth, the orange layers of the sandstone formation is the layer that contains deposits of iron and manganese.
THE BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE occupies an area of almost 450 square kilometers of the Purnululu National Park.
History of Bungle Bungle Range
The traditional owners of the Bungle Bungle range are living in the area for 20,000 years and are known as Karjaganujaru Peoples. The range remained unknown until 1982 when a documentary was created about the Kimberly region, and then in 1987 the area became a National Park and in 2003 declared as a World Heritage Site.
To get there you can take a flight to Kununurra or you can also land in Broome and then take a drive to the national park.
Beautiful Natural Phenomenon
The landscape of the BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE is a marvelous natural phenomenon that tells the story of hundreds of millions of years of earth. And to enjoy this natural phenomenon, you can take a scenic helicopter flight of 18 or 30 or 42 minutes, that are available from the Bellburn Airstrip, and exploring on foot won’t make it worse as the beauty of the sandstone formation changes color throughout the day, you can take an hour circuit walk known as THE DOMES WALK among these sandstone’s beautiful phenomenon.
Camping Experience in Bungle Bungle Range
You can have an overnight camping experience too, with the two campgrounds available in the park, you can choose between Walardi and Kurrajong campgrounds, Walardi has separate and no-generator areas is nearer to the Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek, and the Domes, the Kurrajong campground is larger than Walardi and generators are not permitted in it, this campground is closer to Mini Palms Gorge. For the camping, the visitor must book in advance up to 180 days and they must carry their essentials like water, food, and other important supplies like fuel.
Bonus for Pro Hikers at Bungle Bungle Range
If you are a hiker, voila!! Go for the Picaninny Gorge, the hike will take 3 to 7 days, and again do not forget to take the essential supplies with you. And what I would prefer is a view of THE BUNGLE BUNGLE in the night, and you can do that too as it is also known as an awesome place to do some stargazing activities and you will surely leave THE BUNGLE BUNGLE with some amazing memories of rocks, sandstones, and beauty of nature at its peak.
Gorgeous Geography of Bungle Bungle Range
THE BUNGLE BUNGLE is heaven for geologists around the world as well as adventure seekers because of the geological phenomenon and the history of the earth that lies in these hundreds of millions of years old sandstone formations that are as mysterious as they are beautiful.
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The park is usually open in the dry season is from April to November, and dates can vary, so be well-prepared, because this ecological phenomenon will be worthy of your every penny and effort.
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