Kununurra Historical Society Museum

Broome & The Kimberley

Old photographs and newspaper articles document Kununurra's history, including the story of a wartime Wirraway aircraft crash and the subsequent recovery mission. The museum is opposite the country club exit. It's open whenever the gate is open.

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Nearby Broome & The Kimberley attractions

1. Mirima National Park

0.65 MILES

Like a mini Bungle Bungles, the eroded gorges of Hidden Valley are home to brittle red peaks, spinifex, boab trees and abundant wildlife. Several walking…

2. Kelly's Knob

0.69 MILES

The best view in Kununurra is from this rock outcrop on the town's northern edge. Great for sunrise or sunset.

3. Lily Creek Lagoon

0.82 MILES

Across the highway from the township, Lily Creek Lagoon is a mini-wetlands with amazing birdlife, boating and freshwater crocs.

4. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre


This excellent gallery-studio hosts local artists working with ochres in a unique abstract style. It also represents artists from Kalumburu. A 90-minute…

5. Lake Kununurra

2.79 MILES

Lake Kununurra has pleasant picnic spots, a swimming beach at the end of Millington Dr, and great fishing.

6. Ngamoowalem Conservation Reserve

17.45 MILES

Immediately west of Kununurra, stretching to Parry Lagoons, is an area containing many hidden gorges, pools and springs culturally significant to the…

7. Argyle Homestead

22.97 MILES

Relocated when the waters rose, this former home of the pioneering Durack pastoral family (who at one time controlled over 15,000 sq km of the East…

8. Ord River Dam

23.83 MILES

Completed in 1972 out of locally quarried quarzite, the scale of this immense rockfill dam (99m high) is best appreciated from the shady picnic grounds at…