The moderate 4-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 2-to-3-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 carpark, 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 carpark, be sure to take the alternative route through the bee-hives.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.
ActivitiesFour Wheel Driving Hiking Walks
Vehicle with up to 12 occupants: AUD15 per vehicle and Concession Fee of AUD8 per vehicle.
Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour: AUD7 per occupant (6 years or older) and Concession Fee of AUD2.50 per occupant.
Motorcycle: AUD8 per motorcycle.