Located along the border of Western Australia and Northern Territory, Kununurra is an outback gem in the East Kimberley region. Though surrounded by pristine Aussie outback, the town also has plenty of aquatic activities nearby to cool you off on its sunny days.
Weather in Kununurra
If you love the heat then you'll absolutely adore Kununurra. The average temperature all year round rarely drops below 30 degrees Celsius. Though the summer months can bring with them pockets of rain, winter is almost equally hot and has little showers, so book an Accor hotel in Kununurra if you want to escape the cold this winter.
What to do in Kununurra
To situate yourself properly in the Kununurra region, get up into the air for a bird's eye view. There are numerous tour operators that provide scenic flights and charters, offering a unique perspective on the world below. See the sparkling Lake Argyle from the clouds, soar like a bird past the Bungle Bungle Range or go for something personalised to your taste. Look for companies such as Kimberley Air Tours, Aviair or Helispirit.
Next experience what you've just spotted by taking a cruise over Lake Argyle, just south of the town. Lake Argyle Cruises provide a number of different tour types to suit any kind of aquatic adventurer. For example, the Best of Lake Argyle cruise traverses 120 kilometres of the lake to bring you absolutely everything it has to offer in half a day. Alternatively you could also opt for a sunset, fishing or bird watching cruise.
For those who like hiking, investigate Australia's 'last true frontier', the El Questro Wilderness Park. Carrying a bottle of water, decent walking boots and a camera with plenty of memory, check out tracks to the thermal Zebedee Springs, through the Emma Gorge or along Saddleback Ridge. Horse Treks, fishing tours and other guided trips are also must-tries in the El Questro area.
For a trinket or two to take home with you, visit the Zebra Rock Gallery, just 20 minutes south of the town centre. Zebra rock is a fascinating type of rock that occurs around the East Kimberley region that is patterned with stripes, much like its namesake. The Zebra Rock Gallery showcases numerous ornamental products made from this beautiful stone, as well as jewellery and Aboriginal art.
Accommodation in Kununurra
To enjoy the relaxing luxuries of a mid-range Kununurra hotel, book a room at the ibis Styles Kununurra. It has 60 rooms available, each with air conditioning and a bathtub - perfect for winding down after the day's excursions. After you go for a quick swim in the outdoor unheated swimming pool, be sure to try a meal at Ivanhoes Gallery Restaurant. This French-style eatery is open for both breakfast and dinner each day of the week and offers both a la carte and buffet dining.