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Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park, WA

The Bungle Bungle Range is in the Purnululu National Park World Heritage Area. The famous Beehive Domes are only one part of the Bungle Bungle Range. “Purnululu” is based on the Jaru/Djaru word for the type of rock forming the range. According to one explanation of the origin of “Bungle Bungle”, when asked by explorers what the range was called, the Aboriginal man thought they were pointing to the grass, which was of a type known as Bundle Bundle. His response was misheard as Bungle Bungle, which stuck.

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