Population: Approx 8,000 (includes Shire of Wyndham/ East Kimberley)
At the heart of some of the most stunning scenery in the Kimberley, Kununurra offers an excellent base to explore the East Kimberley. Situated on Lake Kununurra, you can explore the Ord River and view the prolific birdlife and wildlife or discover the secrets of Lake Argyle, Australia's largest freshwater lake.
Climate: Average maximum temperatures range from 30-38 degrees, with minimums rarely dropping below 15 degrees in the winter months. Heavy rainfall is experienced between December and March.
Liquor restrictions apply in Kununurra. Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles, or in parks and other public areas is an offence. Take-away liquor may only be sold at the following times- 12pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday, low to midstrength liquor only, 5pm- 8pm Monday to Saturday, any strength liquor however per person restrictions apply.
If driving to Kununurra from the Northern Territory, please note that there is a Quarantine checkpoint at the border. You are not permitted to bring fresh fruit & vegetables, plants, seeds and many other items into WA. All vehicles will be searched. For further information please contact www.agric.wa.gov.au/quarantine or call 08 9168 7354. Don't risk a fine!
Distances: Kununurra is located 829kms from Darwin, 508kms from Katherine, 370kms from Halls Creek, 649kms from Fitzroy Crossing, and 1042kms from Broome.
If embarking on a road trip when you depart Kununurra, please contact Main Roads WA on 1800 013 314 or the visitor centre to check road conditions before you leave, particularly if you are travelling along the Gibb River Rd, or during the summer months when localised flooding may occur.