The outback township of Kununurra
Kununurra, an Indigenous word meaning ‘big water’, is a perfect oasis on the river’s edge among scenic hills in the far eastern corner of the Kimberley region and it forms a hub around the Ord River Irrigation Project.
Despite being a relatively young town, it is the largest town north of Broome and a town centre for the thriving agriculture, mining and tourism industries of the region.
Kununurra is a picturesque place and fun to explore, with galleries, cafes, pubs and even a local distillery giving you a taste of the region’s producers, creators and craftspeople.
Kununurra is also the ideal stepping off point for Triple J Tours. Kununurra Tours and Cruises follow the ‘big water’ and wetlands of Lake Kununurra and the Ord River, encountering crocs and birds and gorges and wilderness in one unforgettable day.
Accommodation in Kununurra is plentiful and particularly in-demand in May, when Kununurra hosts one of the country’s biggest outback celebrations – the annual Ord Valley Muster.