Kununurra

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.

By Road

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).

By Air

Kununurra is serviced by year-round direct flights from Broome, Perth and Darwin.

If you’re travelling from Melbourne or Sydney, seasonal direct flights to Broome will allow you to connect onwards from Broome to Kununurra.

Virgin Australia fly direct between Perth and Kununurra three times per week.

Nexus Airlines offer connections on their Northern Route between Darwin, Kununurra and Broome, as well as on the Inter Regional Flight Network between Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha and Geraldton, with further services between Geraldton and Perth. 

Airnorth offers services from Darwin, Broome and Perth to Kununurra. Bookings can be made through the Airnorth or Qantas websites.

Lake Argyle & Kununurra tours on the water

Located on the Ord River and Lake Kununurra, and with Lake Argyle in close proximity, you won't want to miss out on a chance to take a tour on the water! Experience the incredible scenery, local nature and wildlife and choose your adventure - whether that's a sunset scenic tour, a 1-4 day econoeing adventure, a birdwatching cruise, bbq on the water or a fishing charter, you'll find a tour to suit. If you'd like to create your own adventure, hire a boat, pontoon, canoe or SUP on Lake Argyle.  

Triple J Tours

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Kununurra Cruises

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El Questro Tours & Activities

Spend some time exploring the magical landscapes of El Questro - join a guided walking, 4WD or scenic air tour, or take to the self-guided hiking or 4WD trails. Daily tours collect guests from El…

Go Wild Adventure Tours

Embark on a journey off the beaten track with our signature guided and self-guided overnight canoe trips on the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra. Explore the magnificent Ord River, where ancient…

See & Do 

Kimberley Waterfalls

Waterfalls

A waterfall experience in one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth is a moment in time you’ll remember forever.

Tours in and around Kununurra

If you'd like to explore Kununurra and it's rich natural surrounds by car, choose a tour with a locally owned and guided company. Find secret waterfalls, follow the scenic routes, learn more about Kununurra's stories or even venture a little further afield on an extended or tag-along 4WD tour. 

Scenic Flights

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. 

Aviair

Celebrating over 38 years of operation, the locally owned and managed Aviair offer even more reasons…

Kimberley Air Tours

Kimberley Air Tours offer spectacular air tours by seaplane and fixed wing aircraft to the many…

HeliSpirit

Locally owned, multi-award winning HeliSpirit is the specialist when it comes to discovering…

Kununurra Accommodation

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

Hotel Kununurra

The Hotel Kununurra offers friendly and personalised Kimberley style hospitality. This iconic…

Kununurra Caravan Parks & Backpackers

Accommodation outside Kununurra

El Questro - The Station

El Questro sprawls over 700,000 acres and is one of the world's most unique holiday destinations. El Questro Station sits in the heart of the property with stunning views of the rugged landscape and…

Hire 

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.

Kimberley Adventure Hire

Hiring a reliable range of 4WD vehicles, camper trailers and camping equipment from our base in Kunuurra, we make planning your Kimberley adventure a dream! 4WD Cars View our range of capable Toyota and…

Food & Drink Highlights

Explore Kununurra's Art Scene

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts is a living, growing art centre celebrating the uniqueness of Miriwoong…

Artopia Gallery

Artopia Gallery is committed to showcasing the work of Kimberley artists who are each…

Pink Diamonds & More

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the most rugged & beautiful landscapes in the world. The Kimberley is perhaps even better known for another…

Plan Your Trip

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Tours that visit Kununurra

Kununurra is on the itinerary of many Kimberley 4WD and 2WD tours, giving you the opportunity to spend some time in this unique outback town as part of your Kimberley tour. 

AAT Kings

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Continue Your Journey

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Bungle Bungle

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Halls Creek

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