The vast, stunning landscapes, remarkable waterways and lush farmland around Kununurra are both surprising and awe-inspiring.
Kununurra is the perfect backdrop for an outback adventure and your gateway to the eastern end of the Gibb River Road.
Allow some time to experience the range of things to see and do in Kununurra and within easy range of the town itself. Kununurra is also a great base to join tours to some of the region’s major attractions, including the Mitchell Falls, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle.
How to get to Kununurra
Kununurra is located on the banks of one of the Kimberley’s main waterways – the Ord River – and sits close to the Northern Territory border, just 225km from Timber Creek.
From Broome, Kununurra is 1000km via the Great Northern Highway through Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, about 10.5 hours drive. Another route is to take several days for adventure along the unsealed Gibb River Road, one of Australia’s iconic outback drives.
From Darwin, it’s an 829km, or 8.5 hour drive along the Stuart and Victoria Highways to Kununurra, via Katherine (510km from Kununurra) and Timber Creek (253km from Kununurra).
From Perth, Kununurra is approximately 3200km or 33 hours, depending on the road you choose – the North West Coastal Highway via Geraldton, Carnarvon, Karratha and onwards through Broome (3,333km), or the inland route via Meekatharra, Newman, Karratha and onwards through Broome on the Great Northern Highway (3,206km).
Airnorth offers services from Darwin, Broome and Perth to Kununurra. Bookings can be made through the Airnorth or Qantas websites. Virgin Australia fly direct from Perth to Kununurra from 29 March to 30 September 2021, with fares starting from $249.
Kununurra is serviced by year-round direct flights from Broome, Perth and Darwin.
If you’re travelling from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, seasonal direct flights to Broome will allow you to connect onwards from Broome to Kununurra.
Airnorth offers services from Darwin, Broome and Perth to Kununurra. Bookings can be made through the Airnorth or Qantas websites.
Lake Argyle and Kununurra's many waterways make it an excellent spot to join a scenic cruise or fishing tour.
Extended 4WD Tours
Kununurra features in the tour itineraries of many tour operators offering extended Kimberley tours
Small Group Touring & Private 4WD Charters
Consider a small group 4WD charter for a more intimate Kimberley tour experience or a short tour around Kununurra.
Much of the accommodation Kununurra has to offer promises more than just a comfy bed for the night. Many have spectacular settings where wildlife abounds. You’ll find four-star resorts, self-contained apartments and backpacker accommodation in Kununurra itself, as well as a selection of caravan parks for those travelling with their own van in tow. And beyond the town, vast homesteads and luxury wilderness retreats offer a real taste of outback adventure.
Hotels and Resorts
For an unforgettable perspective on this beautiful part of the Kimberley, see the sights from the air, including the Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle and the Mitchell Falls. Fixed wing light aircraft and helicopter tours are available.
Hire a car or camper to explore the Kimberley, a camper trailer to tow behind your own car, or take to the waters of Lake Arygle with boat, canoe and pontoon hire.
Explore the lake at your own pace when you hire one of our watercraft. We have 4-Man Dinghies, BBQ Pontoons, Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle boards for half or full day hire. Greg and his team have over 20…
Thrifty Kununurra is part of a franchise that covers the Kimberley region of Western Australia and all of the Northern Territory; it is owned and operated by people who live in this region. The…
Plan Your Trip
Enjoy this action-packed 6-day itinerary of Kununurra, Lake Argyle and the surrounding areas. Allow yourself extra time to enjoy all the sights at your…