Overview

As the eastern gateway to the Kimberley, the town of Kununurra offers unparalleled opportunities for adventure seekers. Lose yourself in this rugged red landscape, getting off the beaten track to explore ancient national parks and one of the largest lakes in the southern hemisphere, the spectacular Lake Argyle. Embark on the outback adventure of a lifetime along the iconic Gibb River Road, with all the romance of the wide open road stretching before you.

Kununurra is famous for its wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands. Start your exploration with a three-hour flight direct from Perth, or fly to Broome and follow the sealed road that leads to this welcoming outback town.

The scenic Ord River is a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts and watersport fans alike, so chart a course by boat and immerse yourself in nature. Spot freshwater crocodiles, rock wallabies, and hundreds of species of migratory and native birds. Take in Ivanhoe Crossing, and join a fishing cruise or canoe tour of Lake Argyle, the largest artificial lake on this side of the planet.

Step back in time at the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, where you can explore the towering 350-million-year-old domes of the Bungle Bungle Range by foot or scenic flight. Gaze at more geological wonders in Mirima National Park, whose wonders include the mysterious mineral phenomenon known as ‘zebra rock’ and the serene summer swimming hole Black Rock Falls. As night descends, watch the sky sink below the horizon from Kelly's Knob lookout.

For a journey that’s just as mesmerising as the destination, tackle one of Australia’s best-loved four-wheel-drive adventures. Spanning 660 kilometres from Kununurra to Derby, the Gibb River Road’s epic route takes in crystal-clear waterfalls and stunning red-orange canyons. Make a pit stop at El Questro to immerse yourself in the area’s untamed natural beauty, then settle in by a roaring camp fire before spending the night in luxurious style at the homestead.