This is the second biggest storage reservoir in Australia. It was build because there's to much water in the Wet and to little in the Dry. By this regular water supply, agricultur has bloomed here. The lake deserves a visit, water as far as the eye can see and ridges plunging into the water.
This is a great lookout in the middle of town. You've got amazing views especially during sunset. If you visit during the Wet, you can also see some great thunderstorms from there, but the knob also gets struck a lot, so be careful.
If you've got a 4WD, you should go here. They made some kind of a dam across the Ord river, the water on the edge isn't deep, so you can cross the river with your 4 WD. You can also go fishing there, although the Aboriginals are better at it. And you can go swimming, but there may be some freshies there.
I nearly put this in the off the beaten track column but maybe it`s a bit more touristy now. This had to be one of my favorite places not just in the Kimberly`s but in the whole of Oz(i kid you not). Amazing waterfall and with 4x4 driving through it really was something speacial, we had a really good walk down the park and took our rods as well, as this is Barramundi country but we didn`t manage to hook up with any, wrong time of year they told me.
Mirima National Park is only about half hour outside of town and you have to drive through town to get there, it`s a must do thing if in the Kimberly`s i loved it it`s one of the best walks i`ve ever had.
Zebra Rock arts and crafts musem is located about 20 minutes out of the town centre. Here you will find many craftings out of Kimberly`s famous Zebra Rock and watch the local craftsman at work.
Also a great place to have some lunch at there cafe and walk down to the waters edge and feed the masses of Carp and Catfish waiting for your food. A really good afternoon out.
A national park in the Kimberly region, Geike Gorge is a must see if your heading to Kununurra or now leaving it`s an hour or two drive away(possibly more). Here you`ll find Freshwater Crocs, colorful Birds and fish splashing around.
You can go on a very well priced Gorge criuse down the River Ord giving you the perfect view to take some pics of the freshwater Crocs theres loads to be seen and really is an experience in itself.
And if you have time this part of the River Ord is a great place to try and catch a Barramundi or 2 for dinner, personally didn`t have time to have a go but apparently theres a few in there.
Lake Argyle, nine and half times bigger than Sydney Harbour was purposely built in Kununuarra and is a great place to go and chill out or have a picnic, but me being me just had to take the fishing rod and have a go didn`t catch much but apparently it does hold so Barramundi, i only managed a couple of Catfish, still a great location for anyone coming to Kununuarra to take some pics.
The Bungle Bungles, if your heading to Kununurra from the west coast or just leaving and heading west, in between Broome and Kununurra there is the Bungle Bungles, the best way to see these is by air you can book a flight and fly over them i did`nt actually see them this time as funds were a bit low at the time, but people tell me it`s a great experience.
Go watch the sunset over the mini bungles in the hidden valley at kellys knob!
chill at the hostel pool.
enjoy some rare civilisation in town, if youre driving darwin to perth, you wont find many towns as big as this!
valentine springs, near town, you can go here and swim in some freshwater pools, very relaxing!
A beautiful place to go. You get a wonderful veiw of the town; both the residential areas, and the vast area which is devoted to crops suck as sugar cane. Sunset is the best time to see it
About 70 kms from Kununurra, Lake Argyle provides some spectacular scenery. See my travelogue for more information and photos.