Starting from the Piccaninny Creek Car Park, Purnululu, this return walk takes you to Piccaninny Creek Lookout and back. Be ready to observe giant rock formations and fantastic views along the stony creek bed of Piccaninny Creek as you traverse. The creek bed is a great example of how outside erosive forces shape the land. The creek bed may contain water after a rainfall, which creates vibrant reflections that are appealing for the visitors. Additionally, you can have open views from the lookout after a steady climb with a railing provided. The temperatures can get very hot (up to 50 degrees), you might want to prefer a morning or a late afternoon walk with plenty of water with you. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting started From the northern end of the Piccaninny car park (757 metres east of The Bungle Bungles), pass through the wooden bollard and head between the two informational signposts (shaped like mountains). Head along the narrow dirt track as you pass by a small directional sign (to your left). After about 40 metres, keep right at the 3-way intersection (passing by the orange sign to your left) to continue along Piccaninny Creek Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Picaninny Creek Carpark (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 235 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 135 m turn right.
After another 330 m veer right.
After another 30 m cross the ford.
After another 570 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Piccaninny Creek Lookout
45 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)