Kununurra is situated in the East Kimberley region, just inside the Western Australian border and was originally built to service the Ord Dam and irrigation project. The thriving town now plays a major role in development and research, agriculture, tourism and diamond mining. The Argyle Diamond Mine produces some of the worlds most beautiful stones.
Surrounded by water, National Parks and beautiful landscapes, activities available include canoeing, hiking, bird watching and cruising Lake Argyle and the Ord River. Kununurra offers easy access to the Bungle Bungles and EL Questro Station. Parry’s Lagoon offers bird-watchers a complete haven.
The Kununurra area offers some great scenic and wildlife experiences, such as:
- Half day Lake Kununurra Cruise – The entire lake is viewed on this tour. Visit the magnificent Charlton Gorge and rainforests like Cooliman Pocket Creek.
- Half day Lake Argyle Cruise – your guide will provide a transfer from Kununurra to Lake Argyle, a 72km scenic drive. The cruise explores the rugged northern end of the lake, where you will experience spectacular scenery. wildlife is also prolific – wallabies, birds, fish and maybe even crocodiles can be seen.
- Lake Argyle Diamond Mine – The option to fly or drive to the biggest diamond producing mine in the world. Argyle Diamond Mine produces the rare pink diamond and is one of the most technologically advanced mines in the world.
- Kununurra Town Tour – A short but interesting tour that visits Kelly’s Nob, Hidden Valley National Park, Diversion Dam and irrigation area.