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Where Is Kununurra ?

Updated on April 30, 2012

Kununurra - Where is that ??

Kununurra . Have you heard about that beautiful place on the lake between Halls Creek and Katherine up north in the Kimberleys ? Do you know where to find it on the map ? Do you know how far Kununurra is from Perth ?

A very long interesting drive either via Exmouth or inland via MT Magnet .It certainly is a drive that is well worth making !

Kununurra is situated about 37 ks from the Northern Territory border & is a about 10 hour drive from Kununurra to visit Darwin in the Northern Territory or 3,213 km, 1 day 9 hours to drive to Perth taking the most direct route through Newman and Meekathara .

Kununurra means" the meeting of the waters " and lives up to it's name.

Kununurra is a beautiful place to spend some time exploring the countryside as well as unwinding kayaking on the lake or beside it.

We love it here and maybe ... will try to be here through the Wet as we have been assured that it is well worth putting up with the" build up "before hand so as to experience the Wet.

There is plenty to see and do within Kununurra and the surrounding area while here ! makes the ideal base for anyone wishing to get around the East Kimberley region.

With so many places to go and so much to see, as well as being a base for the Bungle Bungles, Gibb River road etc the hardest part will be deciding whether to stay for one week or two in the East Kimberley.

See natural wonders and rugged ridges and be awed by the magnificent Lake Argyle.
Have a go at barramundi fishing,explore the natural wonders whichever direction you choose to drive , see the rugged ridges surrounding the lake and you will come to realise that Kununurra has it all !

See the Kununurra Visitor center for your free Glove Box Guide to the East Kimberley and the local attractions.

Coming into Kununurra

The Diversion Dam
The Diversion Dam

Kununurra Writers Festival 2011

Met Judy Nunn!
Met Judy Nunn!
Paul Carter
Paul Carter

Ag Show Kununurra 2011

Fun at the show
Fun at the show

Waringarri Radio AM 693 Kununurra !

ON Air !
ON Air !
James getting ready for taping
James getting ready for taping
Promoting Kimberley Page on air !
Promoting Kimberley Page on air !
A markerkununurra WA -
Kununurra WA 6743, Australia
get directions

Black Rock Falls

Stunning place to visit
Stunning place to visit

Black Rock Falls

Not to far out of town you will come across the stunning Black Rock Falls by driving along Ivanhoe Road from Kununurra or Parry Creek Road from Wyndham
In the wet there is an amazing waterfall with a beautiful water hole which was freezing last week ! You do need a 4wh drive for access.

There is also some springs with a big water hole we swam in on the way out which we loved .

Out this way you will come across the other side of Argle Crossing .

Springs

Kimberleyland Caravan Park

BBq to use
BBq to use
Nice Swimming pool
Nice Swimming pool
have your boat by the lake
have your boat by the lake
Camp by the water
Camp by the water
make new friends !
make new friends !

Kununurra Markets

Make sure you spend time on Saturday morning to stroll around the Kununurra markets and check out the amazing artists that have stunning displays for you to choose from.

Support the locals by buying your fruit & vegies , trying their delicious foods on offer .

If you are looking for souvineers there is an abundance of choice from paintings, Great photography, Jewellery and much more .

Kununurra Markets Saturday mornings

Try Some Mango
Try Some Mango
Catch up with other travelers as you go!
Catch up with other travelers as you go!

Kununura Agricultural Show 2011

Help provide shelter for people
Help provide shelter for people
Poultry
Poultry
Amazing pictures
Amazing pictures
Stunning cakes
Stunning cakes
Clever children
Clever children
Home grown vegies
Home grown vegies
Fun shows !
Fun shows !

Hoochery

Visit the Hoochery
Visit the Hoochery
try their rum
try their rum

Sunset

Enjoy Sunset on the lake

Fishing at Ord River

Restaurants in Kununurra

So far we have enjoyed a Chinese meal from Choppys chinese restaurant which was delicious and I highly reccommend them.

We also enjoyed a buffet dinner on a Sunday evening at Gullivers Tavern for $27

This was excellent value as there was soup for starters , bread rolls, a carvery , fish, salad , fruit as well as desert.

Buffet Dinner

Carvery
Carvery
Desert
Desert
Help yourself at Gullivers Tavern
Help yourself at Gullivers Tavern

Zebra Rock Gallery

Take a drive out to Zebra Rock gallery
Take a drive out to Zebra Rock gallery
Have a coffee by the lake
Have a coffee by the lake
Buy yourself a treat or gift
Buy yourself a treat or gift
& feed the fish
& feed the fish

Writers Festival Kununurra

I am looking forward to attending the Writers festival here in Kununurra at the end of July 29-31 where I will meet amazing writers like Judy Nunn as well as 9 other professional authors, songwriters and musicians who join in with local Indigenous storytellers and authors to engage with books, reading, storytelling, creative writing, illustrating, music and song writing.


Visit Wyndham while here

visit 5 rivers lookout
visit 5 rivers lookout

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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Why not visit Kununurra - take a flight with Alligator Airways over the Bungle Bungles or a cruise on Lake Argyle with Lake Argyle Cruises.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information about Kununurra. I had never knew about this place before. But from your description and the pictures, I believe this place so amazing. Thanks for share with us. Vote up!

      Prasetio

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! Kununurra is a amazing place especially in the wet season when the waterfalls are flowing . I hope to be here to get the photos of it all!

    • RishiKS profile image

      RishiKS 

      7 years ago from India

      Just read this hub on traffup. All the pictures are beautiful, especially the Black Rock Falls one. Looks like a great place to be :)

    • princesswithapen profile image

      princesswithapen 

      7 years ago

      Coffee by the lake sounds good! Great hub about Kununurra, freecampingaussie.

      P

    • Alan Nelson profile image

      Alan Nelson 

      7 years ago from Geelong Victoria

      Hi another great hub. Yes I did know where Kununurra is.

      Two mates of mine were travelling around Australia, and one decided to stay in Kununurra for 18 months,the travelled on alone. It is another place for me that is on my BUCKET LIST.

      Regards Alan Nelson

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      Lord Sergell of House Stark 

      7 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      Wow! looking forward to go here! Been intrigued by the beautiful pictures. :D Voted up and useful.

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