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Kununurra Guide

What should I know before visiting Kununurra?

Getting to Kununurra

The easiest and fastest way to get to Kununurra is on a plane. There are commercial flights to Kununurra departing from all major Australian cities. If you have the time in your itinerary, you can buy flights to Broome and drive along the Gibb River Road to Kununurra. You'll need a 4WD and the road is only open during the dry season.


The most popular time to visit Kununurra is between May and August. These are the driest months, and local and international travellers come here for the mid-year holidays. In June, the days reach an average temperature of 30°C, and it’s a popular time to visit the town. If you don’t mind the heat and the crowds, search for deals on airfare to Kununurra over this month. However, if you come across cheap flights to Kununurra for travel between January and March, don't hesitate in snapping them up. While it is the wet season for the region, it's the best time of year to see the town's waterfalls. Temperatures during these months range between 25-36°C, and there's no better way to cool off from the Australian heat than at the local water holes.

Transport from East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX)

The best way to get around the Kimberley region is with a car. When you book your return flights to Kununurra with Webjet, you can book a rental car at the same time. Otherwise, when you get to East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX), you can select from what is available at the three rental agencies: Avis, Budget and Thrifty. However, if you've bought return flights to Kununurra over the peak season (June to August), you should reserve your car ahead of time as demand is high. Your other transport options from East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX) include booking an airport shuttle service or using a taxi. Metered cabs aren't always at the airport and should be pre-booked before you depart on your flights to Kununurra.

What can you do in Kununurra over the weekend?

Bungle Bungle Range

The Bungle Bungle Range is an incredible day trip from Kununurra. You'll need to hire a car as it is four hours away from the city, but it's worth the road trip. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located inside Purnululu National Park. The landscape is dramatic, and you can take it all in from a different angle by booking a scenic flight.

Go on a hike

For avid hikers with tickets to Kununurra, you should carve out time in your itinerary to explore the Bungle Bungles on foot. You can join a guided day tour which will take you past Echidna Chasm and the Cathedral Gorge.

Drive the Gibb River Road

Cross one of Australia's top road trips from your bucket list. The Gibb River Road is 660 kilometres long and stretches across the Kimberly region. Along the way, you'll pass breathtaking gorges and waterholes ideal for swimming. The road is only accessible via 4WD, and you can only do the road trip if your flights to Kununurra fall over the dry season.

Go to Lake Argyle

Another popular day trip from Kununurra is Lake Argyle. It's 70 kilometres from the town and is Australia's largest freshwater lake. Bird-lovers with tickets to Kununurra can spend hours spotting the various species, and you can book a lunch or sunset cruise. While you’re in the area, don't miss out on visiting the Lake Argyle Resort. It's where you'll find a beautiful infinity pool and spa. Day visitors can buy a pass which will give you access to all the facilities.

What's on in Kununurra?

Kununurra Dam to Dam

Want to use your flights to Kununurra to put your fitness level to the ultimate test? Sign up for the Kununurra Dam to Dam race. It's a 55-kilometre race along Lake Kununurra. Or if you'd rather take things easy, you can hire out a dinghy and cheer on the competitors while enjoying the scenery. The event is usually held at the beginning of April, from 8am until 8pm.

Ord Valley Muster

Ord Valley Muster is one of the biggest events in Kununurra. Buy your flights to Kununurra in May and attend some of the 30 events that happen across a 10-day period. Expect cultural experiences, performances, comedy shows, county rodeo, fringe shows, and live music. While there are plenty of activities for families with tickets to Kununurra, there are special adult-only events after sundown, such as the Garden Bar and the Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner. There's a dance floor, canapes, champagne and a delicious multi-course meal.