You have driven into Purnululu National Park, now where do you stay?
There are 2 private safari lodges in Purnululu offering packages with dinner, bed and breakfast. The Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge and Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. If you don’t want to camp, or you are travelling by caravan and have left that in storage with HeliSpirit at Warmun, or at the Bungle Bungle Caravan Park on Mabel Downs, then you can elect to stay at one of these lovely lodges. Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge even has a swimming pool! Rates start from $250pp all inclusive in a safari cabin with ensuite bathroom.
Alternatively there are 2 Department of Parks and Wildlife campgrounds with basic facilities – no showers though!
- The Kurrajong campsite is at the northwest of the park, near Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms.
- The Walardi campsite is at the southwest corner of the park, closer to Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. It is also near to the Bellburn airstrip which is where HeliSpirit Bungle Bungle helicopter flights depart from.
You pay your camp fees at the DPaW visitor centre, which is at the entrance to the park. The facilities at the campsites are basic, with bush toilets and bore water taps (not suitable for drinking). You need to bring all drinking water with you and carry all of your rubbish out with you. It may be worthwhile checking into a lodge and spoiling yourselves.
We recommend you book your campsite or accommodation ahead, especially in the July school holidays as that is the busiest time in Purnululu.
Read about 8 must do adventures in the Bungle Bungles here.