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Purnululu Sean Scott Purnululu National Park
Photo: © Sean Scott Photography

The World Heritage Listed area for Purnululu National Park (also known as the Bungle Bungles) is about 240,000 hectares. It is located 300km south of the small regional town of Kununurra and 150 kilometres north-east of Halls Creek.

Purnululu National Park was inscribed in 2003 under two of the natural World Heritage Outstanding Universal Value criteria including containing areas of incredible natural beauty and for its outstanding geological value. The following features are representative of these criteria:

Geology

Wildlife

Aboriginal connection to landscape

Local Aboriginal people maintain a strong connection to this ancient landscape, a continual connection and association expressed through story, song, art and visits. People continue to use resources that have sustained their lives for thousands of years and work closely with government to ensure cultural obligations towards looking after the landscape are continued.

More information

Purnululu World Heritage Area Advisory Committee

Each World Heritage area is overseen by a State Cabinet-appointed advisory committee. These committees provide advice to managing agencies and State and Australian Government ministers to assist in protecting the Outstanding Universal Value of each area.

Find out more about the World Heritage area advisory committees