Wolfe Creek crater8We took the 23km detour off the Tanami Road to visit Wolfe Creek Crater. We arrived by mid afternoon and it was a nice short walk to stretch our legs.

The crater is located approximately 150km east of Halls Creek. Which is the first town that you hit after reaching the great northern highway.

Wolfe Creek is an amazing sight and very well preserved. You walk about 35 metres up the crater wall and measures about 880m in diameter. It is now 50 metres deep due to sediment and vegetation filling up the basin (unlike other craters we have seen).  We were really surprised by how green it was and its sheer size.

There is a really nice bush camp at the base of the crater set amongst the shrubs. We decided to keep moving to get to Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park. But it would be nice to stay overnight to explore inside the crater and see the sunset.  It is hard to imagine the impact from the suspected 50,000 tonne meteorite and its affect on the surrounding landscape. It is a beautiful spot and was well worth the detour.

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