Kununurra is one of the ‘capitols’ of the Kimberly region. Kununurra is also the first town in Western Australia after crossing the border. Kununurra operates on WA time and so we put our clocks back one and a half hours that make for early sunrises and very early sunsets.

Kununurra is a great small town that has a host of attractions, not the least the Argyle Diamond Mine, the Bungle Bungles and the mighty Ord River and Argyle Dam. Only Argyle Dam is able to visit by car. Tour Operators only for Mine.

and Bungles.

Kununurra is a young town and owns most of its early beginnings to the construction of the Argyle Weir that commenced in 1969. Many workers stayed on and then the downstream land area has become rich agricultural producers.

The Argyle Dam is worth a visit. The sheer capacity is mind boggling. The Durack Museum also has much to reveal. Fanny Durack represented Australia at the Helsinki Olympic Games.

The Art Shop and gallery are also worth an enjoyable perused or an extended looks over. The works are first rte

The Museum was closed on our visit.

There are no traditional hotels in Kununurra but two modern premises quench the thirsts.Gullivers Tavern has a further interest for those that have an interest in vintage motor bikes.

The Anglican and Catholic churches are of the modern era.

The Kununurra War Memorial is located in the centre of the town.

Kununurra is new but impressive. Allow time to make the most of this town and region.

Heritage diary

Argyle Mine Visit


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course