This creates small cracks that gradually wear it down. The darker streaks hold more moisture, along with algae and bacteria, while the orange bands have traces of iron and manganese.
The area was declared a national park in 1987 and, in 2003, it was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Aborigines living in the area keep a strong bond with the territory. They manage it in collaboration with the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation.
The closest cities are Kununurra, 250 km north, and Halls Creek, 110 km south. Road access is possible only in the dry season and with off-road vehicles. Helicopter or air access is the easiest and, of course, the best way to appreciate the beauty of Bungle Bungles.
Author : The Slowear Journal