Ord River Dam

Broome & The Kimberley

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 the bottom of the far bank. A small hydro plant supplies power to Kununurra and Wyndham.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Broome & The Kimberley attractions

1. Argyle Homestead

1.13 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…

2. Lake Kununurra

22.82 MILES

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

3. Lily Creek Lagoon

23.01 MILES

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

4. Kununurra Historical Society Museum

23.83 MILES

Old photographs and newspaper articles document Kununurra's history, including the story of a wartime Wirraway aircraft crash and the subsequent recovery…

5. Mirima National Park


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…

6. Keep River National Park

24.01 MILES

Noted for its stunning sandstone formations, beautiful desolation and rock art. Pamphlets detailing walks are available at the start of the excellent…

7. Kelly's Knob

24.49 MILES

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

8. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre

24.72 MILES

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