The Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park should be on everyone’s list when visiting the East Kimberley, and arguably the best way to experience it is by air. In a once of a lifetime trip, there are a number of options to awe at the dramatic landscape and striking colours of the World Heritage listed site.
There are five scenic flight operators offering slightly different tours from both Kununurra (300kms North of Purnululu) or within the park. Three of these are fixed wing, offering a comfortable and affordable experience, the other two are by helicopter and gives the customer a close look at the ‘beehive’ like structure beneath.
To book your special Bungle Bungle flight click the button below.
Located just 70km South of Kununurra, Lake Argyle is the magnificent result of some of the greatest piece of engineering ever witnessed in Australia. The result is a massive expanse of fresh water, the largest in Australia and equivalent to 19 Sydney harbours on average.
It is home to an estimated 30 000 freshwater crocodiles, 26 species of native fish and a third of Australia’s bird species, this means Lake Argyle is designated as a RAMSAR wetland of International Significance.
You can take to the lake and enjoy one of our very popular lunch or sunset cruises or simply hire a canoe or paddle board and have a look around in your leisure! Click the button below to book your Lake Argyle adventure now.
The Ord River provides one of the most stunning river systems in Australia – it is scenically beautiful and rich in wildlife and flora. You wouldn’t want to visit Kununurra without taking a trip up the 55km stretch of river from Kununurra to the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle. As you wind up the river you will not be disappointed with the amount of wildlife on offer, including crocodiles, sea eagles, kingfishers, bats and more!
You can experience an awe-inspiring scenic cruise with Triple J Tours, one of Kununurra’s most popular attractions. Alternatively, take an evening in the slow lane and soak up a spectacular Kimberley sunset over Lake Kununurra with the Lake Kununurra Sunset Cruise, the perfect way to relax after a day exploring the spectacular East Kimberley region. Looking to explore the Ord in your own time then look no further than Ord River Houseboats for a little bit of luxury!
To book your cruise now, click the button below.
It may take some time and effort to reach this magnificent part of the East Kimberley, but when you do, its definitely worth it! The Mitchell Falls are one of the most sought after attractions in the Kimberley and rightly so. You need to see it to believe it!
There are several ways in which you can reach Mitchell Falls or Mitchell Plateau and enjoy the walks and wildlife in the surrounding area. You can take a scenic flight from either Drysdale station or Kununurra or you can drive along the Gibb River road yourself and stay in the campground or Wilderness Lodge. There is also a scenic flight operator located on the ground should you wish to take to the air!
It is approximately 523kms from Kununurra to the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge and takes roughly 9hrs to drive.
Click the button below to book tours or accommodation for Mitchell Falls and Mitchell Plateau.
One of the most impressive and most visited locations in the whole of the Kimberley is Horizontal Falls and is very popular for people coming from the NT, through Kununurra to Derby or Broome.
You will no doubt have one of the best days of your trip so far as you experience exhilaration at remarkable speeds on the water, followed by serenity as you cruise gently through the spectacular and untouched bays and creeks around Horizontal Falls.
Book your Horizonatal Falls experience departing from either Broome or Derby by clicking the button below.
The Gibb River Road is often named at the top of the list when it comes to self drive roads not to miss across the whole of Australia, its rugged terrain and landscape provides a challenging yet rewarding adventure for anyone.
The Gibb River Road stretches for 660km straight through the heart of the Kimberley taking you from the eastern point of Kununurra/Wyndham to the western point of Derby/Broome. There is no right or wrong way to enjoy the Gibb River Road, just take it in your leisure and soak up the gorges, ranges, and waterfalls that epitomise the Kimberley region of Australia. This is really one not to miss.
You can pick up Gibb River Road maps from the Kununurra Visitor Centre or click here to find out about the latest road conditions
There are a number of accommodation providers to relax and rejuvenate along the way, click below to make your Gibb River Road accommodation booking now.
• El Questro (100km from Kununurra)
• Home Valley Station (115km from Kununurra)
• Ellenbrae Station (230km from Kununurra)
• Drysdale River Station (353km from Kununurra on the Kulumburu Road)
• Mt Elizabeth Station (390km from Kununurra)
• Charnley River Station (494km from Kununurra)
• Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary (546km from Kununurra)
• Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge (565km from Kununurra)
• Birdwood Downs Station (689km from Kununurra)
Located about 100kms outside of Kununurra, along the Gibb River Road, El Questro Wilderness Park is without a doubt, worth visiting and staying for a couple of days! There are a few different options if you are looking to stay. You have the Homestead for the ultimate in luxury getaway and there is the main station and Emma Gorge which both offer a variety of camping or lodge style accommodation.
From your base there are lots of amazing spots to explore across El Questro, including El Questro Gorge, Emma Gorge, Zebedee Springs. Make an accommodation booking by clicking the button below.
8. Mirima National Park
Known locally as the ‘mini Bungle Bungles’ or Hidden Valley, Mirima National Park is located just minutes from Kununurra.
Mirima is a small park with sandstone ranges, cliffs and valleys, similar in appearance to parts of the Bungle Bungle. The 350 million year old sandstone features within Mirima are subject to some striking colour changes due to sunlight variances and the region is known for its spectacular photo opportunities.
Mirima is the name given to the area by the local Miriuwung people and retains many sites of significance.
There are many walks within the park, each offering stunning views and each at varying levels of distance and difficulty. For more information click here.
The Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle range) is equally impressive on foot as it is from the air, taking a guided tour of the impressive park allows you to get up close and personal with the many gorges and creeks that have been used for hundreds of years.
There are several walks within the park that are of varying length and difficulty but each one will not disappoint, chose to join up with a guide and really learn about how the land was used by the locals many years ago. You will learn about aboriginal art, Spinifex plants and their many uses, the intricacy of termite colonies and much more.
Things not to miss include Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheater which elevates every sound and Piccaninny Creek, one of the longer but rewarding walks.
There are several tours and accommodation available at the Bungle Bungles, click below to book your adventure now so not to miss out on a wonderful Kimberley experience!
10. Kelly's Knob
Just a couple of kms on the outskirts of town, Kelly’s Knob is the highest point in Kununurra and offers an excellent viewpoint of the township, taking in the Ord River, Lake Kununurra, Elephant Rock and the Ord River Irrigation area.
Once you reach the car park it is approximately a 1.2km round trip to the top and some parts of the climb are a bit challenging so it is recommended to wear sturdy shoes and take some water with you (or a cold beer!). It is impressive by day but even more so in the evening as the sun sets and the sky glows across the vast land.