Kununurra and its surrounding areas offer visitors a huge range of things to see & do, so this is an action-packed 6-day itinerary.
Allow yourself extra time to enjoy all the sights at your leisure, and to spend time at some of the freshwater swimming spots just outside the town.
Travelling in 2020?
If you've never been, or it's been a while, it's time to say g'day to Kununurra and its glorious surrounds. Fly from Perth or Broome, or take that epic road trip you've always wanted to, and experience Kununurra’s waterways, lakes, waterfalls, swimming holes and majestic landscapes.
Read on for a suggested itinerary, and to find your accommodation, tours and more in Kununurra, Lake Argyle and the Bungles!
Arrive at Kununurra, the eastern gateway to the Kimberley and check into your choice of accommodation - from hotels and motels to self-contained apartments, caravan parks with cabins and backpackers, you'll find accommodation to suit your needs.
Late afternoon, take a cruise on beautiful Lake Kununurra and enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner as you watch the sun set over the lake. (In 2020, Kununurra Cruises are offering private charters, with BBQ cruises to recommence in 2021.)
2. Ord River and Lake Argyle
In the morning, join a thrilling day cruise up the Ord River. See native flora and fauna, have a swim in the clear fresh water and enjoy a gourmet lunch.
In the afternoon, view the massive inland sea of Lake Argyle and the Ord River Dam, or, if you are keen on fishing, join a tour on the Lower Ord and chase the elusive Barramundi.
Extend your trip: Why not stay for a night or more at Lake Argyle? You'll find plenty to keep you occupied, from sunset, fishing and birdwatching cruises on the lake, to swimming in the incredible infinity pool, exploring the bushwalking and mountain bike trails around the lake and more!
3. Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)
From Kununurra, it's easy to visit some of the Kimberley's iconic attractions - hop on a plane, helicopter or 4WD tour for a hassle-free way to explore.
Take a scenic flight to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range) to spend the day exploring this amazing park with a local guide. Your return flights take you over the largest operating Diamond Mine in the World – Argyle Diamond Mine.
Extend your trip: You can also book an overnight package to the Bungles - fly from Kununurra, enjoy walking tours and stay overnight (or longer!) in the park at one of the safari camps.
4. El Questro, Mitchell Falls or beyond!
Join a four-wheel drive tour to El Questro Wilderness Park. Hike through spectacular gorge country and swim in fresh waterholes. Choose to stay overnight or head back into Kununurra. Alternatively, join a scenic flight over the Kimberley Coast and the Mitchell Falls, with options to land and hike to the falls, to stay overnight nearby and to visit Kalumburu for a cultural tour.
Travelling in 2020? El Questro will reopen in 2021, and remote Aboriginal Communities, including Kalumburu are closed to the public, but you can still explore some incredible places - how about a day trip to Wyndham and Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve for some croc and bird-spotting? You can also stay overnight at Parry Creek Farm Tourist Resort and Caravan Park.
Spend the morning exploring Kununurra’s many contemporary and Indigenous art galleries as well as the Argyle Diamond showrooms. Or, if you are feeling energetic, wander through the ancient rock formations at Hidden Valley Mirima National Park.
In the afternoon, explore the outskirts of Kununurra by car, stopping off for a tasting at the award-winning rum distillery or for a delicious local mango smoothie!
Enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to Kununurra airport for your flight home.