Kununurra is a small town with a big attitude. It has plenty to do within the town itself and in the surrounding regions. We could have spent an easy two weeks here but unfortunately, we could only stay for five. See below for our best things to do in Kununurra to make sure you don’t miss any good sights.
This is an absolute must when visiting Kununurra. Driving over the iconic water crossing is a buzz. The water is only about a 1/2 metre high so you can drive over in a 2wd drive car easily. There were even locals driving over in low commodores and made it across. But if there was ever a great place to spot freshwater crocodiles it would be here! You may even see the keen fisherman fishing from the side.
If you are wanting a short walking trail to watch the sunrise or sunset then head no further than Kelly’s Knob. This lookout is in town and is beautiful at dusk. The walk is only about 100 metres to the top of the hill and gives 180 panoramic views of the town.
El Questro Gorge
Now El Questro isn’t in Kununurra, it is about an 80-kilometre road trip to the entry of the gorge. You can stay at the homestead inside the National Park or you can do what we did and drive in and out on a day trip from Kununurra. The walk to El Questro is not pathed but made up of big boulder rocks that you climb over. There is a small swimming hole halfway which is a godsend because you will need the cool off. The walk is about 4 hours long and at every glance, there are tall palm trees and sub dense rainforest.
For our accomodation, we stayed at the Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park which is situated along the Lily Creek Lagoon. This place is very popular and I suggest you book in advance before arriving. Our kids loved croc spotting along the lagoon and even throwing a fishing line out. We highly recommend staying here!
Safe and happy travels from us
Fearless and Free Range