Purnululu National Park Creating Jobs and Supporting Tourism by Improving Roads: significance of site

Purnululu was declared a World Heritage area in 2003. Purnululu sits between the hot dry deserts of Western Australia's arid zone to the south and the monsoonal areas to the north. This transitional zone possesses unique natural and cultural values.

The prime scenic attraction is the extraordinary array of banded, beehive-shaped cone towers comprising the Bungle Bungle Range. These have become emblematic of the park and are internationally renowned among Australia's natural attractions. The dramatically sculptured structures, unrivalled in their scale, extent, grandeur and diversity of forms anywhere in the world, undergo remarkable seasonal variation in appearance, including striking colour transition following rain.