Overview

One of Australia's most remarkable outback landscapes, the massive Wolfe Creek Crater National Park lies on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the Kimberley.

Wolfe Creek Crater is the second largest crater in the world, measuring 880 metres across and to a depth about 60 metres.

Sightseeing, walking, photography and nature observation are the most popular activities. Viewing the crater rim is a must - it's a 200-metre return walk to the top of the crater rim, involving a steep rocky climb. Climbing down into the crater is not permitted because the steep terrain and loose rocks make it dangerous.

This is the second largest meteorite crater on Earth. The ridge of the crater stands about 35 metres above the surrounding flat sand plain. The outer edges slope at a gradual 15 degrees, but the much steeper inner walls fall away at about a 50-degree angle.

Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au