Kununurra Travel Guide

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Kununurra Things to Do

  • Kelly's Knob Lookout

    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

  • Lake Argyle

    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.

  • Kelly's Knob

    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.

  • Ivanhoe Crossing

    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.

  • Mirima National Park.

    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...

  • Zebra Rock, arts and crafts.

    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...

  • Geike Gorge.

    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...

  • Lake Argyle

    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...

  • Bungle Bungles.

    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...


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    Market food: cheaper by the dozen

    by skatzcatz Written Jul 26, 2004

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    with an irrigation system in place from the nearby dam, Kununurra has a thrving fruit and vegetable growing industry. Along with this comes cheap prices and great quality. Especially good if you've just come from the Northern territory and through the WA quarantine zone.

    What to buy: cucumber, tomato, watermelon, rockmelon, tropical fruits etc

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Kununurra Warnings and Dangers

  • Quarantine

    If driving to Kununurra fron the Northern Territory keep in mind they have very strict quarantine regulations. On the border is a checking station where they search you for fruit and vegetables. It's prohibited to take these into Western Australia. There are some exceptions with vegetables but not many and there are conditions. They will allow you...

  • Crocs!!!!

    Crocs are frequently sighted in the Kimberly area and this includes Kununurra so becareful when visting places like Lake Argyle and Mirima National Park as they are there so read the signs and stay clear of areas where they`ve been sighted.

  • Sun exposure

    If out boating or canoeing remember that not only is the sun very intense because of the proximity to the equator and constant clear skies, but you also have the reflection off the water. This means you have virtually double of what is a very high rate of insolation. Be sure to have proper clothing cover, hat, sunglasses and a good sunscreen.


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