About this place
The Purnululu Visitor Centre is a great place to start your exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed national park. Step inside and learn all about the traditional owners of the land, the Gija, Jaru and Malngin people and their culture and, the native flora and fauna you might see in the park. Staff are more than happy to help with any questions or queries.
Please register and pay park fees at the visitor centre before continuing further into the park. Cool drinks, ice, snacks and souvenirs are available.
Plan when to visit and be prepared. Read this safety information about bushwalking, planning your activity, being prepared and travelling in remote locations. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB) or satellite phone. In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
This park is very remote with limited available supplies and untreated bore water. Visitors must carry in all water, food, fuel and other supplies. You will need supplies for three days (even if you are staying one) and enough fuel for a minimum of 300km. Purnululu National park covers vast distances, so a day trip is not recommended.
The Spring Creek Track into Purnululu National Park is 53km from the Great Northern Highway and can only be accessed by high clearance 4WD, which can take up to 1.5-2 hours to drive. The track is natural earth, not paved or sealed and is corrugated, winding and has hills and creek crossings.
Drive slowly and carefully. Maximum speed limit is 50km per hour. Drive to conditions and look out for livestock and wildlife. Reduce tyre pressure for a smoother ride – refer to your vehicle manual for recommended deflation pressure.
Single axle towable units only. Dual axle towable units are not permitted.
There is INTERMITTENT OPTUS coverage in Purnululu National Park and free wifi available at the visitor centre.
Temperatures within the park and on the walk trails can reach 40°C (104°F) and radiant heat can increase the temperature to over 50°C (122°F).
Download the free Emergency+ app before your visit which can be used in the event of any emergency to call for assistance. If there is no mobile phone coverage you WILL NOT be able to call 000 but the app will provide you with GPS location details.
Purnululu National Park is a drone free area - unauthorised drone use is strictly prohibited.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Purnululu Visitor Centre.
We recognise and acknowledge Gija, Jaru and Malngin people as the traditional owners of Purnululu National Park.