Day 133 | Purnululu NP Walardi camp again: and a stranger appears
39 km | Heading west total: 5,962 km
Top ten in Australia: that’s Seb’s big call about a national park I have never heard about. I just gotta go, (even if it is 4 days solid riding into this little cul de sac.)
A few of Australia’s National Parks can boast one or two significant features: the Snowy Mountains, Uluru etc. Kakadu has a few as I shall find out shortly.
I can’t think of too many other parks that have 5.
Echidna Chasm is a crevice cut through 380 million year old conglomerate you walk through for about 500 m: 2 m wide with walls 200 m high.
Cathedral Gorge is terminated in a space that can only be described like an upside down funnel where the base of the cliffs are undercut and with a large (currently dry) waterfall entering into a permanent waterhole. The acoustics are superb.
The Domes are numerous, well, sandstone domes that are striped red and black and have a completely surreal quality.
Mini Palm Valley is a gorge with Livingstonia palms that terminates in a quiet grotto.
Biggest is the Piccanniny Gorge which has the Piccanniny Creek cutting through the sandstone with the walls again about 200 m high.
Each is awe inspiring. Together it’s quite the set.
Do I agree with Seb’s rating?
I’ll stop raving about it one day, possibly.