Kununurra buzzes in the wilderness

In Kununurra, every kind of adventure awaits

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LUSH: Zebedee Springs, with its livistona palms, pandanus and pools, is close to El Questro Station, just two hours from Kununurra. Photo: Australia's North West

LUSH: Zebedee Springs, with its livistona palms, pandanus and pools, is close to El Questro Station, just two hours from Kununurra. Photo: Australia's North West

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Tick off those big bucket list items in the East Kimberley.

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KUNUNURRA is the gateway to the East Kimberley, and a delight for those looking to relax amid spectacular scenery or tick off some big bucket list items.

The Bungle Bungles, the Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls and Lake Argyle are all accessed from this vibrant town of 6000 people.

The visionary plan to dam the Ord River in the 1960s created two stunning bodies of water, Lake Argyle and Lake Kununurra, which form the source of the region's huge agricultural industry.

Visitors can enjoy cruising these waters, spotting freshwater crocodiles, and a huge range of birdlife such as jabiru, osprey, brolgas and jacanas.

Venture 70 kilometres up to Lake Argyle for a sunset cruise and stop off on the way at the Argyle Downs Homestead Museum, home to the Durack family, the first European settlers to the region, who arrived here in the 1860s, taking two-and-a-half years to trek their cattle from Queensland.

Just 40 kilometres from the NT/WA border, visitors will get a friendly welcome and a great range of options for accommodation, dining and shopping.

Kununurra has seven caravan parks, a golf course, three art galleries, an open-air cinema, an award-winning rum distillery and two Argyle pink diamond jewellery studios?

Plus some of the most breathtaking sunsets you can imagine, framing the beautiful sandstone ranges and stunning water.

If you're here during the wet season you may get to experience some of Australia's most dramatic and memorable storms.

Plan to spend a week here, either en route to Broome or the NT.

There is so much to do here; learn about the agricultural history of the region, spend time on a tour with an Aboriginal guide, try hooking a barramundi on a fishing trip, enjoy local art and produce at the Saturday markets, and get up to Wyndham for the world-famous 5 Rivers lookout.

For more information, tour planning and booking enquiries, call Kununurra Visitor Centre on 1800-586-868 or head to visitkununurra.com

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