Kununurra, Western Australia

Considered the gateway to the East Kimberly, Kununurra is the perfect spot to base yourself to head out and explore what the East Kimberley has to offer.

Bungle bungle near Kununurra in Western Australia
Bungle Bungles near Kununurra, Western Australia

How to get to Kununurra?

Kununurra is 3,023km from Perth in Western Australia or if you’re traveling from Broome it’s around 1,045kms via the National Highway 1.  If you’re flying to Kununurra from Perth, it will take you around 3hrs.

Things to see and do in Kununurra?

If you do happen to visit Kununurra then be sure to check out the below activities and attractions for the Kununurra area.

Bungle Bungle Range

The Bungle Bungles are an amazing natural attraction that is located in the world heritage-listed Purnululu National Park.

There are many tour operators that offer a number of fantastic ways to visit the Bungle Bungles, including 4WD adventure tours, guided walking tours, and for those that would prefer a bird’s eye view, fly-over tours via helicopter or airplane.

Visit Kelly’s Knob

Kelly’s Knob is a great spot for those sunset lovers.  From here you get to see some amazing views of the areas surrounding Kununurra.

Kellys Knob is located a couple of kms out of town.  Once you reach the main car park it’s 1.2km round walk up to the main lookout area and back.

Visit Lake Argyle

lake argyle near Kununurra
Aerial view of Lake Argyle south of Kununurra

A visit to Lake Argyle should definitely be on the list!  Located approximately 70kms south of Kununurra, Lake Argyle is a huge man-made freshwater lake that covers over 1,000 km2.

Being the second-largest man-made lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is home to massive amounts of different bird and fish species, not to mention thousands of freshwater crocodiles.

Ord River

Exploring the Ord River in Kununurra by boat

The Ord River is another fantastic Kununurra waterway that is worth checking out.  Whether you’re keen to go fishing for the elusive barramundi, enjoy a nice sunset cruise or relax overnight on one of the houseboats for hire, then Ord River is definitely another destination to add to your list.

Go Fishing

For those that are keen to cast a line, there is also some great fishing to be had in and around Kununurra. Two of the most popular spots for fishing in Kununurra are the Ord River and Lake Argyle.

Check out this awesome barra caught land-based fishing on the Ord River

Mitchell Falls

Although it’s an 8hr drive north of Kununurra, Mitchell Falls is well worth the visit.  With spectacular cascading waterfalls, this is an amazing spot to sit back, relax and enjoy one of the many natural attractions that the east Kimberly has to offer.

Mitchell falls can also be seen via helicopter
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