Purnululu National Park

Coordinates: 17°27′47″S 128°33′51″E / 17.46306°S 128.56417°E / -17.46306; 128.56417
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Purnululu National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Echidna Chasm
Purnululu National Park is located in Western Australia
Purnululu National Park
Purnululu National Park
Nearest town or cityHalls Creek
Coordinates17°27′47″S 128°33′51″E / 17.46306°S 128.56417°E / -17.46306; 128.56417
Population13 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area2,397.23 km2 (925.6 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesWA Department of Parks and Wildlife
WebsitePurnululu National Park
CriteriaNatural: vii, viii
Inscription2003 (27th Session)
See alsoList of protected areas of
Western Australia

Purnululu National Park is an Australian national park in the north east of Western Australia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

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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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Purnululu (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. "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.
  3. UNESCO, "Purnululu National Park"; retrieved 2012-4-23.

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