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
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
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.
Argyle Mine Visit