The 53 km drive into the national park from the Great Northern Highway is via a rugged track that is only accessible to 4WD vehicles. On arrival at the visitor centre, pay your national park fee and proceed to turn right towards Cathedral Gorge and follow the ‘Private Camp’ signs within the park.
Approximately 11kms from the visitor centre make a right hand turn to Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge and travel a short 1km before arriving at your destination.
Whilst it is a scenic drive, it takes 2- 3 hours one way and therefore it isn’t a quick day trip destination.
To really enjoy Purnululu, stay at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge with showers, hearty meals and ensuite cabins, you can choose a self catering option if you have your own fridge and power source and general cooking equipment.
The scenery in this region is simply spectacular from the air. There is so much more to see than you could imagine and a fly-in package is a great option.
Fly in packages are available with departures from Kununurra, flying in an air-conditioned fixed wing aircraft with Aviair – Gold winner of the WA Tourism Awards, Major Tour and Transport Operator, or helicopter transfers from Warmun (Turkey Creek) community on the Great Northern Highway with HeliSpirit – Silver winner of the WA Tourism Awards, Adventure Tourism. Transfers to and from the lodge are included in these packages. See our packages for more detail.
If flying to Purnululu in a private/chartered aircraft and landing at Bellburn Airstrip, we can arrange transfers to and from the lodge for you.
- Day 1. Drive into Purnululu – view the sun setting over the Bungle Range from Kungkalanayi Lookout located 1.5 kilometres north from the visitor centre – stay overnight at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge.
- Day 2. Hike Echidna Chasm and or Mini Palms Gorge – stay overnight at the lodge.
- Day 3. Treat yourself to a low-level flight with HeliSpirit over the Bungle Range and Domes. Hike along Piccaninny Creek and into Cathedral Gorge – stay overnight at the lodge.
- Day 4. After breakfast depart Purnululu for your next adventure.
- Tour package departing from Warmun – Helicopter Bungle Bungle flight + guided ground tour of Cathedral Gorge, Bungle Domes & Echidna Chasm including lunch + 1 overnight stay at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge with dinner and breakfast.
- Tour package departing from Kununurra – air-conditioned Bungle Bungle fixed wing flight + guided ground tour day one Cathedral Gorge & Bungle Domes including lunch + guided ground tour of Echidna Chasm day two + 2 night stay at Savannah Lodge with dinner and breakfast.