Untamed and adventurous Kununurra is the gateway to some of Western Australia’s remarkable natural attractions. With sizzling red soil, wide open blue skies and rugged bush scenery, this place will enliven your senses. Well located about a three hour flight north of Perth, it’s the gateway to the East Kimberley.
From here visit Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle range, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Plateau, Ord River and Argyle Diamond Mine. Mirima National Park, known by locals as ‘Hidden Valley,’ is a short drive from town, packed with unusual rock formations in dramatic colours and shapes, providing fantastic photo opportunities.
Although Kununurra is a fairly young town, it sits on an ancient landscape where early Aboriginal tribes roamed. In fact, the word Kununurra means ‘big water’ in the language of Aboriginal locals.
The month of May is a great time to visit Kununurra, especially for the annual Ord Valley Muster which ends with the Kimberley Moon Concert on the banks of the Ord River.
ibis Styles Kununurra is located 1km from the town centre and 4km from the airport. Featuring 60 rooms, a restaurant, bar and pool, the hotel is positioned close to many attractions including Kellys Knob, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle.