Posted: 2nd January 2018
Posted in: Travel
Whether you are driving, flying or getting to us any other way – Kununurra in Western Australia’s Kimberley region is north …. way north.
Getting here takes time and planning and there is much to see once you are here. Ensure you plan your trip adequately. Our top three tips for travel to Kununurra and the East Kimberley region are:
- Allow time. “So many things to see, so little time” tends to be feedback we receive the most. Allow yourself time to enjoy what we have on offer. Some of our more renowned man-made and natural tourism icons include Lake Argyle & the Ord River, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), the Gibb River Road and the multi-tiered Mitchell Falls & Plateau. The distance between some of these icons can be a day or more by car so our best advice is to ask someone who lives here to help with planning your time – the Kununurra Visitor Centre is a great place to start (visitkununurra.com).
- Plan for our remoteness. Whilst the peak months of April to September, can tend to see a lot of traffic on the roads. This may not necessarily be the case for more remote areas earlier or later in the tourism months. Ensure you carry enough water, fuel and food to see you through. If possible, carry a communication device such as a satellite phone or EPIRB to give yourself (& your family) peace of mind.
- Enjoy the adventure. You’ve come a long way to get to the Kimberley region of Western Australia and if you are seeking an adventure holiday – you are definitely in the right place. The scenery is breath-taking and the opportunities to enjoy it are plentiful. If you have allowed yourself enough time to enjoy our region and your planning is thorough, then enjoyment of our region will come very naturally.
Of course, we would all welcome you back to our region at anytime for additional visits so if one trip to the Kimberley is not quite enough, break your journey and experience down into sections – taking your time to enjoy the East, West and Central Kimberley over a period of time.