10 things to do in Kununurra
With natural beauty, stunning waterfalls, great hiking trails, and so much more, Kununurra is a popular tourist destination for a reason.
Located in far northern Western Australia and just 45 kilometres from the Northern Territory border, Kununurra offers so much more than great weather, stunning scenery and a relaxed lifestyle.
Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a sightseer, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kununurra.
Here’s our list of 10 things to do in Kununurra.
1. Explore Mirima National Park
Only a short walk or drive from Kununurra Country Club Resort, Mirima National Park is an absolute must-do activity for anyone looking to get in touch with nature.
Kununurra is home to some fantastic hiking trails, and Mirima National Park is no exception.
2. Visit Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)
Did you know that the name Purnululu comes from the Aboriginal Gija people, meaning 'fretting sands'?
Bungle Bungles rise more than 300 metres above stunning grass-covered plains. These stunning orange and black sandstone domes truly have to be seen to be believed.
3. Watch the sunset from Kelly’s Knob
Who doesn’t love a good sunset?
Kelly’s Knob Lookout is the highest point in Kununurra and is located just a few kilometres outside town, offering 360-degree views of Kununurra. Whether you’re feeling romantic or simply looking to bask in the serenity, pack a picnic, sit back, and take in the sights at the top of Kelly’s Knob!
4. Cruise along the mighty Ord River
Did you know that the Ord River stretches for 651 kilometres through the Kimberley?
There’s nothing quite like a boat tour along the mighty Ord River.
5. Experience Kununurra from above
Kununurra is beautiful from the ground, but you really haven’t seen anything until you’ve experienced it from the air.
With a scenic helicopter flight over Kununurra, you’ll get to experience an incredible perspective of Kununurra and the Kimberley region that’s unlike anything else.
6. Quench your thirst at Hoochery Distillery
For the rum lovers out there, you simply can’t go past Hoochery Distillery.
If rum isn’t your drink, why not try the gin, or whiskey, or even pick up some balsamic vinegar for dinner?
7. Get your blood pumping at Ivanhoe Crossing
Ivanhoe Crossing is a concrete causeway built over the Ord River that remains in a year-round flow. Driving over Ivanhoe Crossing is a Kununurra right of passage; however, it’s important to note that driving over isn't always possible depending on road openings and conditions.
If you’re looking for a stunning place to cast a line or simply take in the sunset over the Ord River, Ivanhoe Crossing might just be the place you've been searching for.
Please note: due to the presence of estuarine crocodiles, Ivanhoe Crossing is not a safe place for swimming.
8. Grab a bite to eat at Kelly’s Bar & Grill
Exploring everything Kununurra has to offer sure does work up a serious appetite, so make sure you head down to Kelly’s Bar & Bistro for a bite to eat and a few drinks.
Mouth-watering modern Australian cuisine, refreshing cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere… what more can you ask for? Make a reservation today!
9. Catch a (sustainable) big one at Lake Kununurra
Love fishing? Then you’ll love Lake Kununurra!
(Source: Lake Kununurra Barramundi)
Stocked by a local community group that aims to provide a long-term sustainable fishing option on Lake Kununurra for tourists and locals, Lake Kununurra offers a beautiful backdrop to reel in up to one-metre barramundi.
10. Hike to Emma Gorge
If you’re looking to cool off and beat the heat, you won’t do much better than taking a dip at Emma Gorge!
Popular with tourists and Kununurra locals, if you’re up for a 90-minute hike, Emma Gorge is well worth the holiday exercise. As one of Kununurra’s best watering holes, you’ll definitely want to bring your bathers for this one.