Unheralded Crater between the Bungle Bungles and Halls Creek

by Quentin
(Perth)

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to the Kimberley. On the flight back, we passed over a stunning crater formation that I'd never heard about before. This appeared to be a crater within a crater. The photo shows what we saw.

It came into view just after the Bungles and before flying over Halls Creek. So it definitely was not Wolfe Creek. A search on Google maps using the terrain function finds it instantly:
https://maps.google.com.au/?ll=-17.69489,127.872791&spn=0.089783,0.15398&t=p&z=13

It is much bigger than Wolfe Creek and probably more spectacular, yet it doesn't even appear to have a name, let alone be at all accessible or protected with National Park status.

Can anyone shed any light on what this formation is? What do we call it? Is it indeed a meteorite crater? Can we get to it? Why has it not become one of the attractions of the Kimberley?

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