Kununurra is the gateway town to the East Kimberley; as well as being a great departure point for embracing the adventure of some of Western Australia’s most amazing natural attractions. Kununurra is home to many remarkable lakes, rivers and waterfalls, and it’s easy to see why Kununurra means “big water” in the local Aboriginal language.
Kununurra has many sites to discover in close proximity. You can enjoy the numerous waterways and lakes with Kununurra tours. Take some time to connect with natural and bask in the seasonal swimming holes or spring-fed waterfalls within a short drive from town.
The majority of attractions in Kununurra involves water. Due to the abundance of water in the area, you will also find a wide variety of wildlife and plenty of lush flora. Some of the amazing natural attractions you will see while enjoying a 4-wheel drive Kununurra tour include the expansive Lake Argyle, Mirima National Park, Kelly’s Knob and the fascinating Bungle Bungles.
Lake Argyle is located about 75 kilometres south of Kununurra. This huge man-made lake is approximately 22 times the size of the Sydney Harbour. Lake Argyle plays an important role in the irrigation of the local land. To appreciate the size of Lake Argyle you will need to take a scenic flight. Taking photos from the ground will only show a portion of the lake.
Argyle Homestead Museum
The Argyle Homestead Museum will take you back in time into the lives of our pastoral pioneers. You have the opportunity to walk through the 1880s former home of the famous Durack family.
The Bungle Bungle Ranges
The Bungle Bungles were discovered in 1983. These amazing beehive-striped rock formations are located in the Purnululu National Park. Their contrasting orange and black stripes on sandstone domes rise 250 metres above beautiful grasslands, making them a spectacular site not to be missed.
There’s a couple of ways to enjoy the spectacular Bungle Bungles. You can take a scenic fly and enjoy a unique perspective of these bell-shaped rock formations, or drive along the Spring Creek track to see these geological wonders up close. The drive is quite rough so 4WD Kununurra tours is probably the best option for those with limited 4WD experience.
Mirima National Park
Often described as a mini Bungles, Mirima National Park is located north of Kununurra. The park is a significant place for the local Miriuwung people and offers bushwalking with stunning views over the East Kimberley. Mirima National Park features amazing rock formations which were deposited about 350 million years ago and are often referred to as mini Bungle Bungles.
The most spectacular time to visit the lookout at Kelly’s Knob is at sunrise and sunset. You can enjoy panoramic views over Kununurra, Mirima National Park and the Ord River Irrigation area. Kelly’s Knob lookout is the best place to enjoy the glorious Kununurra sunset. The highest point of the lookout is 191 metres and makes for the perfect end to a day of sightseeing.
A 4-wheel drive Kununurra tour is one of the best ways to see this amazing area while enjoying the local natural attractions in comfort. Contact the friendly team at InStyle Adventures today to plan your Kununurra holiday.