Kununurra Travel Guide

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Kununurra Overview

Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern side of the Kimberley Region approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) from the Northern Territory. With 3,748 inhabitants, many of whom are Indigenous Australians, it is the largest town in Western Australia north of Broome. It is 3,040 kilometres (1,889 mi) from Perth by road.

Kununurra comes from the English pronunciation of Gunanurang in the Miriwoong language meaning "Big River".[2] The town is located close to the confluence of the Ord and the Dunham River. Lake Argyle, Australia's largest artificial lake, over 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) in size, is 72 km from the town. The town is relatively new and was gazetted in the late 1950s, at the time that the Ord River Irrigation scheme was initiated.

A popular stop over its a good place to fill on up on supplies for venturing further into the outback. Kununurra has a population of around 5,000 people, but during the dry season (April to September) the population can rise to more than 10,000 due to the amount of agricultural work there is.

Kununarrais the closest point at the top of the Gibb River Road - one the best 4x4 tracks in the world but not one for the faint hearted or poorly prepared vehicle!

Remember due to local crime from members of the indigenous community, lock up all your valuables and always get a cab home even if it's only 100 metres away. People have been almost beaten to death from night attacks.