Smartreka maps available for Purnululu National Park

The Kimberley’s Purnululu National Park is the most recent addition to the Smartreka mapping series. Smartreka, sponsored by BHP, is delivered by the WA Parks Foundation in partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Purnululu. Image: WA Parks and Wildlife Service (DBCA)

Smartreka maps make it easier to navigate.  They use the built-in GPS on smartphone or tablet to plot real-time location. If the maps are downloaded while network access is available this can be done without a network connection and without roaming charges.

The Smartreka maps provide information on access, park facilities, trails and other features and attractions at Purnululu National Park.  There are four maps available – an overview map, a map of the park recreation and visitor areas, and two small maps for the Walardi and Kurrajong campgrounds.

To view the maps, download the free Avenza Maps app to your tablet or smartphone via

Then visit the Avenza map store to download your maps.

The Purnululu National Park was World Heritage-listed in 2003 for two main features – the area’s incredible natural beauty and its outstanding geological value.

The Bungle Bungle Range is renowned for its striking banded domes, among the world’s most

Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. Image: Tourism WA

exceptional examples of cone karst formations. They are made of sandstone deposited about 360 million years ago. Erosion by creeks, rivers and weathering in the past 20 million years has carved out these domes, along with spectacular chasms and gorges, creating a surreal landscape.

The domes’ striking orange and grey bands are caused by the presence or absence of cyanobacteria. Dark bands indicate the presence of the cyanobacteria, which grows on layers of sandstone where moisture accumulates. The orange bands are oxidised iron compounds that have dried out too quickly for the cyanobacteria to grow.