The East Kimberley is abundant in activities, adventures and sight seeing. Below we have compiled a list of our Must See & Do's - ensuring you will get a good taste of what's out there, ticking off a few bucket list items along the way! The Kununurra Visitor Centre offer a free booking service, and we can tailor itineraries and provide excellent local knowledge. For more information, call us on 08 9168 1177 today.

 

The Bungle Bungle Range

 

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The Bungle Bungle Range is an astonishing formation of beehive-shaped sandstone domes situated in the Purnululu National Park, and is one of only 20 UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Australia. With a range of ways to experience the dramatic landscape and striking colours of the World Heritage listed site, visiting the Bungles on your East Kimberley adventure is a must!

Take a scenic flight over the Bungles for some of the best views you can experience in the East Kimberley. The sheer size and the changing landscapes will keep you entertained while the pilot guides you with a live commentary about the area. For an even closer look from the air, you can experience the Bungles on a helicopter!

There are several walks within the park of varying length and difficulty, all of which are sure to delight for the less faint hearted. Choose to join up with a guide and really learn about how the land was used by the locals many years ago. You will learn about Aboriginal art, spinifex plants and their many uses, the intricacy of termite colonies and much more. Things not to miss include Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheater which elevates every sound and Piccaninny Creek, one of the longer but rewarding walks. You can also get to the national park with a 4WD vehicle and try out the walks on your own.

For more information on the Bungle Bungle Range and Bungle Bungle tours, call us on 08 9168 1177.

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Lake Argyle

 

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Located just 70km South of Kununurra, Lake Argyle is the magnificent result of some of the greatest piece of engineering ever witnessed in Australia. The result is a massive expanse of fresh water, the largest in Australia and equivalent to 19 Sydney harbours on average.

It is home to an estimated 30 000 freshwater crocodiles, 26 species of native fish and a third of Australia’s bird species, this means Lake Argyle is designated as a RAMSAR wetland of International Significance.

You can take to the lake and enjoy one of our very popular lunch or sunset cruises or simply hire a canoe, pantoon or paddle board and have a look around in your leisure!

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Ord River (Lake Kununurra)

 

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The Ord River provides one of the most stunning river systems in Australia – it is scenically beautiful and rich in wildlife and flora. You wouldn’t want to visit Kununurra without taking a trip up the 55km stretch of river from Kununurra to the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle. As you wind up the river you will not be disappointed with the amount of wildlife on offer, including crocodiles, sea eagles, kingfishers, bats and more!

You can experience an awe-inspiring scenic cruise with Triple J Tours, one of Kununurra’s most popular attractions. Alternatively, take an evening in the slow lane and soak up a spectacular Kimberley sunset over Lake Kununurra with the Lake Kununurra Sunset Cruise, the perfect way to relax after a day exploring the spectacular East Kimberley region. Looking to explore the Ord in your own time then look no further than Ord River Houseboats for a little bit of luxury!

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Mitchell Falls & Mitchell Plateau

 

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It may take some time and effort to reach this magnificent part of the East Kimberley, but when you do, its definitely worth it! The Mitchell Falls are one of the most sought after attractions in the Kimberley and rightly so. You need to see it to believe it!

There are several ways in which you can reach Mitchell Falls or Mitchell Plateau and enjoy the walks and wildlife in the surrounding area. You can take a scenic flight from either Drysdale station or Kununurra or you can drive along the Gibb River road yourself and stay in the campground or Wilderness Lodge. There is also a scenic flight operator located on the ground should you wish to take to the air!

It is approximately 523kms from Kununurra to the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge and takes roughly 9hrs to drive.

*PLEASE NOTE: Tourism operations to the Mitchell Plateau are currently closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Please contact us for more information about the 2021 season*

  

 

Gibb River Road

 

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The Gibb River Road is often named at the top of the list when it comes to self drive roads not to miss across the whole of Australia, its rugged terrain and landscape provides a challenging yet rewarding adventure for anyone.

The Gibb River Road stretches for 660km straight through the heart of the Kimberley taking you from the eastern point of Kununurra/Wyndham to the western point of Derby/Broome. There is no right or wrong way to enjoy the Gibb River Road, just take it in your leisure and soak up the gorges, ranges, and waterfalls that epitomise the Kimberley region of Australia. This is really one not to miss.

You can pick up Gibb River Road maps from the Kununurra Visitor Centre or click here to view main roads "Driving the Gibb River Road" guide.

There are a number of accommodation providers to relax and rejuvenate along the way.

El Questro (100km from Kununurra)

Home Valley Station (115km from Kununurra)

Ellenbrae Station (230km from Kununurra)

Drysdale River Station (353km from Kununurra on the Kulumburu Road)

Mt Elizabeth Station (390km from Kununurra)

Charnley River Station (494km from Kununurra)

Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary (546km from Kununurra)

Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge (565km from Kununurra)

Birdwood Downs Station (689km from Kununurra) 

*PLEASE NOTE: Many operators on the Gibb River Road are currently closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Please check our operator openings page or call us before you do the Gibb River Road* 

 

 

El Questro

 

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Located about 100kms outside of Kununurra, along the Gibb River Road, El Questro Wilderness Park is without a doubt, worth visiting and staying for a couple of days! There are a few different options if you are looking to stay. You have the Homestead for the ultimate in luxury getaway and there is the main station and Emma Gorge which both offer a variety of camping or lodge style accommodation.

From your base there are lots of amazing spots to explore across El Questro, including El Questro Gorge, Emma Gorge, Zebedee Springs. 

*PLEASE NOTE: El Questro is currently closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Please contact us for more information about the 2021 season*

 

 

Mirima National Park

 

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Known locally as the ‘mini Bungle Bungles’ or Hidden Valley, Mirima National Park is located just minutes from Kununurra.

Mirima is a small park with sandstone ranges, cliffs and valleys, similar in appearance to parts of the Bungle Bungle. The 350 million year old sandstone features within Mirima are subject to some striking colour changes due to sunlight variances and the region is known for its spectacular photo opportunities.

Mirima is the name given to the area by the local Miriuwung people and retains many sites of significance.

There are many walks within the park, each offering stunning views and each at varying levels of distance and difficulty. For more information click here.

 

 

Kelly's Knob

 

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Just a couple of kms on the outskirts of town, Kelly’s Knob is the highest point in Kununurra and offers an excellent viewpoint of the township, taking in the Ord River, Lake Kununurra, Elephant Rock and the Ord River Irrigation area.

Once you reach the car park it is approximately a 1.2km round trip to the top and some parts of the climb are a bit challenging so it is recommended to wear sturdy shoes and take some water with you (or a cold beer!). It is impressive by day but even more so in the evening as the sun sets and the sky glows across the vast land.