5 Reasons Why Kununurra Needs To Be On Your 2021 Bucket List

Kununurra is widely known as the ‘gateway to East Kimberley’. It is the perfect base to discover some of Australia’s most remarkable natural attractions such as the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and the beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Range. However, people often use Kununurra as just a starting point and miss the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in to this outback town.

If you’re planning on visiting the Kimberley in 2021, here are a few reasons why Kununurra should be on your bucket list!


Reason 1 – Big water

According to the Mirima Language Centre, the name Kununurra is based on the Miriwoong word ‘Goonoonoorrang’, meaning big water.

Once you have visited, you will understand why there has never been a more apt name for a town! Kununurra is surrounded by water. The vast Lake Argyle, the magnificent Ord River and the many gorges and waterfalls are just waiting to be explored.

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Reason 2 – Freshwater Apartments

If there is one place to stay in Kununurra, it is Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments. Located amongst lush tropical gardens, Freshwater provides the ideal relaxing environment for your stay in Kununurra. The fully self-contained apartments with modern fittings and décor, large balconies and resort-style pool will allow you to experience life in the beautiful Kimberley climate.

Spend your day exploring the area and then come home to Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments to refresh and recoup for your next adventure!


Reason 3 – Gateway to the Kimberley

As we mentioned at the top of the post, Kununurra is known for being the ‘gateway to the Kimberley’. It’s the epicentre for all things tourism, with scenic flights, boating trips, 4WD tours and indigenous cultural tours being just some of the activities you can do. Why not take a look at the sample itineraries that Kimberley Experiences have put together to see what’s on offer.

It’s also the place to stock up groceries and supplies if you’re doing a self-drive adventure.


Reason 4 – Diamonds are forever

Have you ever heard of the elusive Argyle pink diamond? Highly sought after by collectors and diamond connoisseurs, these stunning stones come from the Argyle Diamond Mine. The mine plays a large role in the Kununurra community, with support and sponsorship of various East Kimberley events. The mine has stopped production however we are offering our Diamond Mine Tours until 31 March 2021. If you’re planning a visit to Kununurra early next year, make sure the Argyle Diamond Mine is on your list! (and maybe take home a diamond as well!)


Reason 5 – Ord Valley Muster

The Ord Valley Muster is the event not to be missed in the Kimberley. Spread over 10 days, this annual event features over 30 events such as a rodeo, comedy nights, cultural performances, floating yoga boats and the highlight of the muster, the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience.

The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience is the ultimate party in the Kimberley and with 2021 headlining acts including Jessica Mauboy, Busby Marou and Emily Wurramara, this is going to be the event of the year!