Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe Creek Crater is in the south-eastern Kimberley, where the walls of a meteorite crater rise abruptly from the desert floor. It is believed that the meteorite struck around 300 000 years ago, plummeting through space at a million kilometres an hour to gouge out a crater almost a kilometre across and 150 metres deep (today, shifting desert sands make its dimensions around 800 metres across and 50 metres deep). Wattles, paperbarks and various shrubs have taken root on the Wolfe Creek Crater floor, clustering in the middle so that it looks like a bullseye from the air. Scenic flights are the best way to see the crater and can be arranged from Halls Creek or Kununurra.

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