Kununurra, on Miriwoong country, is a relaxed town set in an oasis of lush farmland and tropical fruit and sandalwood plantations, thanks to the Ord River irrigation scheme. With good transport and communications, excellent services and well-stocked supermarkets, it's every traveller's favourite slice of civilisation between Broome and Darwin.
Kununurra is also the departure point for most of the tours in the East Kimberley, and with all that fruit, there's plenty of seasonal work. Note that there's a 90-minute time difference with the NT.
Kununurra destination guides
Go wild in some of Australia's most remote and unspoilt territory, the mighty Kimberley. Embark on an adventure tour down the rough Gibb River Road, taking in hidden caves at Tunnel Creek, waterfalls, palm oases and rock pools. Discover the astounding Bell and Geikie gorges and natural amphitheatres teeming with Australian wildlife, and wander among the iconic Bungle Bungles.
Bungle Bungles Piccaninny Gorge Trek
A unique fly in, fly out trekking expedition deep in the heart of the Bungle Bungles