Our Town | The Kimberley
Kununurra WA is untamed and adventurous and the gateway to some of Western Australia's remarkable natural attractions.
With sizzling red soil, wide open blue skies and rugged bush scenery, this place will enliven your senses.
Well located about a three hour flight north of Perth, it's the gateway to the East Kimberley.
From here visit Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle range, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Plateau, Ord River and Argyle Diamond Mine.
This off road track journeys through a landscape of gorges, waterfalls and cattle stations the size of small European countries.
Although Kununurra is a fairly young town, it sits on an ancient landscape where early Aboriginal tribes roamed. In fact, the word Kununurra means 'big water' in the language of Aboriginal locals.
The irrigation scheme has created a permanent waterway out of a series of waterholes.
Lake Kununurra is a year-round playground for water sports enthusiasts.
Lake Argyle is so vast it's rated as an inland sea. Explore the wetlands packed with bird life by cruise and canoe.
Take note, however, there's a local rumour that once you've tasted the waters of the Ord River, you're destined to return!
Watch the sunset at Kelly's Knob Lookout, the highest point in Kununurra.
Take a picnic and explore 600 million year old Zebra Rock.
In the wet season, a local favourite swimming hole is Black Rock Falls.
Minerals in the water have stained the 30 metre cliff face a dramatic black colour, creating an incredible spectacle.
Mirima National Park, known by locals as 'Hidden Valley,' is a short drive from town, packed with unusual rock formations in dramatic colours and shapes, providing fantastic photo opportunities.
The month of May is a great time to visit Kununurra, especially for the annual Ord Valley Muster which ends with the Kimberley Moon Concert on the banks of the Ord River.
For more information on Kununurra WA contact the Kununurra Visitor Centre on +61 8 9168 1177 or visit their website.
Be awe-struck by the Kimberley, in Australia’s remote north-west corner, where the dramatic landscapes date back to the dinosaurs. Nature directs this enduring epic, of rugged rock structures, colossal waterways and incandescent ocean.
Embrace adventure, connect to living Aboriginal culture and experience eco-luxury against the Kimberley’s incredible colours and endless horizons. Fly over the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, 4WD the Gibb River Road or stay with an Aboriginal community on the Dampier Peninsula. See abundant wildlife, hunt for precious gems and learn about the region’s rich and thriving art tradition.