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Kununurra

 

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Kununurra is the Kimberley’s eastern gateway – a 3-hour flight from Perth or if you’re up for adventure and including Broome in your plans then spend a week and drive the 1044km by the sealed Great Northern Highway to Kununurra.

For an even more adventurous time the 927km from Broome and joining the legendary 4WD Gibbs River Road from Derby cuts through the heart of the Kimberley and takes in highlights including Windjana Gorge National Park with 100 metre high cliffs – part of a 375 million year old Devonian reef system.

Kununurra was established in the 1960s when the Ord River Irrigation Scheme began, providing a base for the rich agricultural region being established and the vast man-made Lake Argyle – the ‘Big Water’ that gives Kununurra its local Indigenous name. Kununurra is also a base for WA’s highly prized Argyle Pink Diamonds – the most precious of all stones.

Kununurra is a hub for exploring the Kimberley with tours that embark on land, by boat for fishing and scenic river and lake tours, and by air for helicopter or fixed wing scenic flights. Southwest of Kununurra is the massive El Questro Wilderness Park and Homestead. To the south is the vast Argyle Lake while further south in World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park is the curious beehive shaped rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range that date back 350 million years

Exploring the Great Northern Highway leads to the gold rush town of Halls Creek. Take the turn-off south to Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park to see the world’s second largest meteorite crater – 880 metres across and created by a massive meteorite that hit the Earth some 300,000 years ago.

The sights and experiences surrounding Kununurra in this ancient corner of Australia offer holiday adventures of a lifetime.

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