Cathedral Gorge, Purnululu National Park

Natural Attractions

The moderate four kilometre return Cathedral Gorge walk trail is located in Cathedral Gorge, an astonishing geological formation with amazing acoustics, located within the ranges of Purnululu National Park or the Bungle Bungle Ranges. The Top Trail features unusual bee hive striped formations and deep gorges, making it one of the most fascinating geological landmarks and one of two World Heritage sites in Western Australia.

To enter the Bungles requires a two to three hour, 52 kilometres, four wheel drive journey or a flight in by helicopter or small plane. The Bungles are a hub of walks including Mini Palms, Echidna Chasm, Piccaninny Creek and Cathedral Gorge (including Beehives walk).

From Piccaninny car park, the walk winds its way through the iconic bee hives, heading down between two walls of rock before opening up into Cathedral Gorge. Water pounding through here in the wet season has created a huge amphitheatre of red rock with a pool of water in the middle (bring a wide angle lens for your camera). The acoustics are so good that music has been played within the gorge.

On the return journey to the car park be sure to take the alternative route through the beehives.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Four Wheel Driving Hiking History & Heritage Nature & Wildlife Public Toilet Walk World Heritage