The East Kimberley is 121,000 square kilometres of beautiful, rugged countryside, full of contrasts and character. It is home to one of the oldest and youngest towns in Western Australia, Wyndham (1885) and Kununurra (1960) and boasts a kaleidoscope of outback experiences and attractions that will take your breath away.
Kununurra is a local Aboriginal word meaning ’meeting of big waters’. This picturesque town is the true diamond of the north. Industry is strong, tourism is exciting and the lifestyle is the best kept Australian secret.
From Kununurra you can discover:
- mysterious Bradshaw art;
- arguably the most spectacular waterfall in Australia, the Mitchell Falls;
- the ultimate four-wheel-drive experience of the Gibb River Road;
- Emma and El Questro gorges;
- full working cattle stations
- world heritage listed Bungle Bungle (Purnululu National Park);
- Argyle Diamond Mine;
- beautiful Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park;
- the only known deposits of Zebra Rock in the world;
- Lake Argyle, the biggest manmade lake in the southern hemisphere;
- The mighty Ord River
- Remote and luxurious coastal camps, and
- An amazing selection of art galleries
A 100km drive will take you to the historical port of Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf, home to some of the largest salt water crocodiles in the world. Fishing along the Ord River for the elusive Barramundi is also a holiday highlight and if the fish get the better of you, there’s always a visit to Western Australia’s only legal, continually operating distillery, the Hoochery, to enjoy.
There is simply so much to see and do in the East Kimberley, it’s an adventure not to be missed! Why not Go Wild in Kununurra during the 2017 Argyle Diamond Ord Valley Muster.
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"The scale of the Kimberley defies description: vastness formed from a palette of reds, purples, mauves, lavenders and golds, dotted with saltbush grey-green. It portrays a worldwide perception of Australia as the earth’s last, vast frontier. It is also the Australia of our modern dreamtime, as remote from the everyday realities of our city lives as it is geographically."
Mark Day - The Australian