Explore Kununurra and the surrounding areas with a fishing rod in hand.
It's in the name itself - the name Kununurra is derived from the word “Goonoonorrang” in the language of the local Miriwoong people, meaning 'river'. Which can only mean one thing - there is water and there is fish.
In Kununurra, fish from Ivanhoe Crossing over the Ord River or from the banks of Lily Creek Lagoon. You can also take your boat out onto Lake Kununurra.
Approximately 36km out of town, along the Carliton Hill Road, fish from the banks of the mighty Ord River at Skull Rock Campground.
Towards Wyndham, there are some great fishing spots off Parry Creek Road including Mambi Island and Buttons Crossing. There is a boat ramp at Mambi Island, and both spots permit camping.
Along the Gibb River Road, the Pentecost River is considered one of the best spots in the area to go barramundi fishing. The crossing is located just before Home Valley Station.
If you are heading to Lake Argyle, throw a quick line in along the way at Spillway Creek. You can also fish from the foreshore of Lake Argyle or join a fishing tour out on the water.
Being Northern Australia, there is always the potential for crocodiles to be present in any waterway. Check out local information and ask the Kununurra Visitor Centre for up-to-date information about safe fishing areas and road conditions.