Kununurra is the ideal town to base yourself if you would like to explore and enjoy the wonders of the East Kimberley's pristine wilderness region.
This beautiful town is nearly as far North as you can go here in Western Australia and when here, you will see some of the most wonderful destinations and amazing scenery in this wild and wonderful land of ours.
You will be able to see the fantastic red river gorges, amazing rock formations, magnificent sandy beaches, beautiful ocean cliffs that drop to the Indian ocean and some truly beautiful pockets of rain forest.
You will meet many of the friendly Aussie folks whose major problem, while quaffing a cold beer or two, will be telling you all about what there is to see, do and experience whilst in Kunna and the Kimberley region.
They, like me, love their town and this fantastic area and want to share it with you.
There is the dry, desert type country which is fascinating but there are also miles upon miles of grass covered plains and lovely patches of trees and forest out there, it is sometimes called "The Red Centre"
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I wrote this page for you while sitting under this rocks overhang.
This beautiful, modern town in Western Australia's Kimberley region is 3247km or 2017 miles North of Perth, (a fair old drive.)
It is a very picturesque, modern town, situated directly in the middle of nowhere (actually it is situated in) one of the most beautiful, mysterious and adventurous regions on this entire planet of ours.
The town is the gateway to the Eastern Kimberley, and one of the state's youngest towns.
My words alone, simply cannot describe what this beautiful town and the surrounding areas are like, although I will certainly try to attempt to do so for you.
So, let your imagination wander, for just a moment, look into a vast land filled with amazing tropical birds, rivers, waterfalls, forests and plants, but then, contrasts into red desert country in the blink of your eye lid.
You will find the town to be very friendly and welcoming and the locals are relaxed and only too pleased to help visitors find all the great spots to visit.
The town is an ideal base from which to explore the Kimberley region before you slip into the Northern Territory.
It is an inland town situated in the rugged Kimberley area of Western Australia's North West tourist region.
The town is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Ord River and the Mirima National Park and is close to both Lake Argyle and the state border with the Northern Territory.
The Celebrity Tree Park is a delightful little grove on the shores of Lake Kununurra just west of the towns centre.
How to Get Here
There is nothing like flying as Kununurra is 3500Km from Perth so, For cheap airline flights there's none better than this great airline in fact when I used them they offered cheap air flights that were cheaper than going direct to the local airlines themselves and even though I flew on these same local airlines through them to Kununurra it was cheaper using cheap airline flights because of their massive buying power.
The park known as Celebrity Tree is absolutely gorgeous and sits on the shoreline of Lake Kununurra off the Duncan Highway on the western side of town. Numbers of famous people who have visited (not one of them seem to have been important enough to have had their names emblazoned on plaques) have left an imprint by planting trees in the park.
The park has a broad rage of local native trees and include baobabs including one which is a huge tree, also,you will see a paperbark gum which seems to be totally disgruntled with a sign that was nailed to it so it has grownover the sign.
Where to stay in Kununurra
The Kimberley Grande is the No 1 resort in town, it's the perfect place to use as a base whilst exploring the Kimberley's ancient and beautiful landscape. Kimberley Grand Hotel
And there is another one that I like especially called the Kununurra Country Club Resort which for me is unquestionably your haven from which you can get entry to Western Australia’s remarkable, wild and untouched north-west.
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Kununurra Country Club Resort, they have a great selection off rooms on offer and they are right in the middle of town too.
There is nothing like it on earth.
When you click the learn More button you will fond other Kununurra hotels on the left.
Take a look to Learn More, So that you can relax in the superb comfort of this gorgeous resort which is centrally placed and near to the Kununurra airport and all the iconic natural wonders of this world famous Kimberley playground, it's for the young, and the older folks.
In this region you’ll be enthralled by the Bungle Bungles range, Lake Argyle, a man made lake of immense proportions and there is a multitude of other inspiring landscapes and fascinating activities to undertake whilst here in the Kimberley.
Heading north out of town towards Wyndham
The road to Wyndham is just spectacular.Wyndham is well worth the short trip to take a look.
As you head for Wyndham you will notice a turnoff to the left which is the Gibb River Road.
At Wyndham you will experience the wonders of where 5 spectacular rivers meet. It really is worth the drive from Kununurra to see this meeting alone.
There are a ton more things to see when visiting Wyndham so put it on your, to do list.
The Gibb River road is considered to be 4WD only by some, although 2WD's can often successfully drive it's length if conditions are good during the "DRY" season.
The Gibb River Road
During the "wet" the Gibb River Road is closed due to flooding and must not be used.
There are many wonderful waterfalls, gorges and other spectacular scenic scenes to behold as you traverse the Gibb River Road But please do your homework before taking on this drive, your family and it's safety is all important.
Just west of Kunna the roadway traverses the wall of the diversion dam before it moves into the East Kimberley where you will find large hills with stony tops which the wind and time have eroded.
The hills are back dropped by tropical skies and are a sight to behold.
Take a half day Lake Kununurra Cruise, it's well worth the effort as the entire lake is viewed on this tour. You will see and experience the magnificent Charlton Gorge and the various rain forests such as the Cooliman Pocket Creek.
On a half day Lake Argyle Cruise your guide will provide a transfer from Kununurra to Lake Argyle, a 72km scenic drive. The cruise explores the rugged northern end of the lake, you will also enjoy the spectacular scenery and the wildlife which is prolific, wallabies, birds, fish and maybe even crocodiles can be seen on this river cruise.
Places to see near Kununurra
A little south of the town is the magical Bungle Bungles a bit more than a day trip unless flying. The Bungles are a sight not to be missed as attested to by tens of thousands of stunned holiday makers.