Purnululu National Park
|Purnululu National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Halls Creek|
|Area||2,397.23 km2 (925.6 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||WA Department of Parks and Wildlife|
|Website||Purnululu National Park|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Natural: vii, viii|
|Inscription||2003 (27th Session)|
|See also||List of protected areas of|
The site covers 239,723 ha (592,368 acres) and includes the Bungle Bungle Ranges. The ranges are made from Devonian era sandstone and have been eroded over 20 million years into shapes like towers and cones. The sandstone has horizontal stripes of orange coloured by iron oxide which dry out quickly, and dark strips where bacteria are growing in damp layers of stone. Other areas of the park include the sand plains which surround the Bungle Bungles; the Ord River valley, and limestone ridges.
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References[change | change source]
- "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". WA Department of Environment and Conservation (Government of Western Australia): 48. 2010. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110111124319/http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/6139/2345/.
- UNESCO, "Purnululu National Park"; retrieved 2012-4-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Purnululu National Park at Wikimedia Commons
- "Purnululu National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.