After the luxury of a few hundred kms on bitumen it was back on to the dirt into Purnululu. The
road track in is rougher than the Gibb, and there are strict warning notices at the entrance to the park “4WD ONLY” and slightly smaller signs advising to engage 4WD and reduce tyre pressure now. In hindsight it is not necessary to use 4WD, but the reduced tyre pressure certainly makes the trip in more comfortable, parts of the track are very rutted.
It is 53km from the entrance to the park visitor centre, and then more to your campsite, and the 2 main walking areas are a way apart,so you will drive quite a few kms during a stay here !
The highlight of the northern section, for me, was Echidna Chasm where you walked into an increasingly narrow faultline. Near the end the rockface curved and twisted above you, reflecting all different shades of red …quite a photographic challenge !
The southern section was different, with wider walking trails between the striped beehive shaped domes that Purnululu is famous for.
Two nights here is enough to see everything for most people, so once again it’s back on the road. Goodbye WA, hello Darwin…