aerial view of a boat cruise in El Questro Wilderness Park East Kimberley

Top 20 Things To Do in Kununurra WA: Locals Ultimate Guide 2024

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Far from the bustling cities and tourist hotspots, Kununurra in the Kimberley offers the intrepid traveller an authentic and awe-inspiring experience. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning landscapes, the ancient culture of the local Indigenous communities, and the abundance of adventure.

In this comprehensive travel guide, we’ll take you on a journey through Kununurra’s best attractions, natural wonders, cultural experiences, and practical tips to make your visit unforgettable.


Kununurra’s History and Culture

We acknowledge the Mirriuwung Gajerrong people, traditional custodians and first people of these lands and pay our respects to their elder’s past, present and emerging.

Before delving into the adventures, let’s take a moment to appreciate Kununurra’s rich history. The town was established in the early 1960s as a part of the ambitious Ord River Irrigation Scheme, which aimed to transform the region into an agricultural oasis. Today, the area is known for producing tropical fruits, such as mangoes and melons, thanks to the irrigation system that sustains the fertile soils.

The local Indigenous communities have inhabited this land for thousands of years, leaving behind a legacy of art, traditions, and stories. Embrace the opportunity to learn from the traditional owners and experience their deep connection with the land.

the ord river very still and tranquil on a sunny day with reflection of the rocks in the water
Ord River, near Kununurra by Tourism WA

Kununurra Weather & Best Time to Visit

In Kununurra, the weather varies significantly between the dry and wet seasons, offering two distinct experiences for visitors. Here’s what you can typically expect during each season:

Dry Season (April to October) ☀️

Mild temperatures, clear skies, and minimal rainfall characterise the dry season in Kununurra. This period is the most popular time for tourists to visit the region due to the comfortable weather and reduced chances of heavy rain.

  • During the day, temperatures can range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), making it pleasantly warm. Nights are cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F).
  • Rainfall is scarce during the dry season, with most days being rain-free. There might be some light showers, but they are generally short-lived.

The dry season is great for outdoor activities and exploring the natural wonders of Kununurra and its surroundings. It is a great time for hiking, camping, scenic flights, boat cruises, and fishing, as the water levels are stable, and the landscapes are lush and inviting.

Wet Season (November to March) 🌧️

The wet season dramatically changes Kununurra’s landscape. While it might not be the most popular time for tourism, it offers its own unique charm and beauty.

  • Daytime temperatures are still warm, ranging from 30°C to 40°C (86°F to 104°F). Nights remain relatively warm, with temperatures between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
  • The wet season brings heavy rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. The landscape transforms, and the rivers and waterfalls swell, creating impressive natural spectacles.

Some outdoor activities may be limited during the wet season due to heavy rain and potential flooding. However, the wet season also offers an opportunity to witness stunning waterfalls, lush vegetation, and the vibrant renewal of life in the region. It can be an excellent time for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Choosing the Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kununurra depends on your preferences and what experiences you seek. If you prefer milder and drier weather for outdoor adventures, the dry season from April to October is ideal. However, consider visiting from November to March to witness the dramatic landscapes and impressive waterfalls during the wet season. Just be aware that flooding may make some roads and attractions inaccessible during this time.

Top 20 Things to Do In & Around Kununurra

1. Kununurra Town Centre

Begin your adventure by exploring the town of Kununurra. Stroll through the centre, where you’ll find a charming selection of shops, cafes, and art galleries. Pop into the Kununurra Visitor Centre to pick up maps and ask for up-to-date information on attractions and road closures.

close up of aboriginal art on a pole at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre Kununurra WA
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre, Kununurra by Tourism WA

2. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 16 Speargrass Road

Established in the 1980s, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts holds a significant place in the heart of Miriwoong country. As the first wholly indigenous-owned art centre in Western Australia and one of the country’s oldest continuously operating art centres, Waringarri celebrates and shares the profound importance of their Country and Culture.

This vibrant art centre provides a nurturing space for over 100 talented artists, including painters, printmakers, wood carvers, boab engravers, sculptors, and textile artists. Their creative expressions are a celebration of artistic talent and a deep connection to their ancestral roots and cultural heritage.

Following a refurbishment in 2011, the artist studios extend into beautifully landscaped gardens with verandas covered with individually painted poles and pathways decorated with sandblasted pavers featuring a range of artist designs.

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts also offer guided tours led by local Indigenous guides. Learn about their traditional hunting methods, hear Dreamtime stories, and discover the hidden meanings behind the captivating rock art adorning the Kimberley cliffs.

a red boat belonging to triple j tours on the ord river kununurra
Triple J Tours by Tourism Australia

3. Ord River and Lake Argyle Cruise

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Pick up from Kununurra accommodation

Take this 6-hour scenic boat cruise along the majestic Ord River, which winds through the rugged landscape. Witness the rich birdlife, including iconic species like the Azure Kingfisher, and catch glimpses of freshwater crocodiles basking in the sun. The cruise concludes at Lake Argyle, where you’ll see the sheer scale of Australia’s largest artificial lake.

Triple J Tours are the best-rated and would be our choice for cruising Lake Argyle.

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aerial view from scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park Western Australia
The Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park by Tourism Western Australia

4. Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Pick up from Kununurra

No visit to Kununurra would be complete without a trip to the iconic Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. These unique sandstone formations, resembling beehives, are a UNESCO World Heritage site and an incredible sight to see.

On this Bungle Bungle Flight & Domes To Cathedral Gorge Walking Tour, you’ll fly over the Bungle Bungle Range, Ord River, Argyle Diamond Mine, and Lake Argyle, and land inside the park.

Take a 3 km (1.8 mile) guided walk to see Cathedral Gorge and the beehive-shaped structures along the Domes Walk. Lunch is included.

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aerial view of a boat cruise in El Questro Wilderness Park East Kimberley
El Questro Wilderness Park, East Kimberley by Tourism WA

5. El Questro Wilderness Park

⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION:  El Questro Wilderness Park, El Questro Rd, Durack – 100 km from Kununurra

El Questro is a renowned wilderness destination spanning over a vast area of rugged landscapes. From ancient gorges to thermal springs, cascading waterfalls, to dense rainforests, El Questro is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.

The property has a range of accommodations, from luxurious lodges to rugged campsites. Explore the breathtaking views of the Cockburn Ranges, take a dip in the Zebedee Springs, or embark on a thrilling helicopter tour.

view of mitchell falls from scenic flight
Mitchell Falls

6. Mitchell Falls Adventure

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Pick up from Kununurra

Venture on an unforgettable expedition to the remote Mitchell Plateau to witness the breathtaking Mitchell Falls and nearby natural wonders. A few operators offer tours from Kununurra, including Kingfisher Tours, Aviair, Kimberley Boat Cruises, Kimberley Air Tours and Helispirit.

7. Kununurra Museum

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 72 Coolibah Drive

The Kununurra Museum, operated by devoted volunteers from the Kununurra Historical Society, was established in 1986. It’s currently open Monday to Friday, 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm, but depends on the volunteers’ availability.

This museum documents the remarkable Ord Irrigation Project, showcases the region’s rich fossil record, and sheds light on various other aspects of the area’s regional history.

aerial view of the The Hoochery Distillery Café in Kununurra WA surrounded by red dirt
The Hoochery Distillery Café, Kununurra by Tourism WA

8. Hoochery Distillery

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 300 Weaber Plain Road

On the Dessert family farm just outside of Kununurra, you’ll find the Hoochery Distillery. This small pot distillery was built by hand, with every aspect made from materials found around the farm.

Founder Spike Dessert embarked on a journey of self-taught distillation, and even after 25 years, the Hoochery Distillery remains dedicated to its artisanal roots. Using only Australian sugarcane, wet season rainwater, and yeast, their iconic Ord River Rum continues to be meticulously handcrafted.

Beyond the exceptional rum-tasting experience, visitors are invited to unwind over lunch at the distillery’s charming café. Try a slice of the famous Ord River Rum Cake or Cheesecake.

Ivanhoe crossing in kununurra at sunset with a 4wd crossing the causeway
Ivanhoe Crossing, Kununurra by Tourism WA

9. Ivanhoe Crossing

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 16 Speargrass Rd, Kununurra 

The causeway over the River Ord was once part of the main Kununurra to Wyndham Road, but you can now witness the water flowing over it during the wet season.

Enjoy the scenic views (especially stunning at sunset) and perhaps try to catch some barramundi. However, Estuarine crocodiles have been spotted here, so no swimming is allowed.

small white boat cruising along the water
East Kimberley Charters, near Kununurra by Tourism WA

10. Fishing in Kununurra

Grab your fishing gear and try your hand at catching the famed barramundi in the rivers and lakes surrounding Kununurra. Some of the best spots are:

Pentecost River (4WD only)

The crossing over the Pentecost River on Gibb River Road is known as one of the best spots for barramundi fishing.

Ivanhoe Crossing

Try to catch the elusive barra from a boat but keep an eye out for crocodiles who hide just beneath the water.

Mambi Island (4WD only)

Mambi Island along the Parry Creek Road is great for fishing.

Lake Kununurra

Fish in the Lilly Creek Lagoon for Silver Cobbler and Brim, or take a boat onto Lake Kununurra.

Lake Argyle

Head down to the foreshore or enjoy a fishing trip out on the open water.

Spillway Creek

Stop at Spillway Creek on the way to Lake Argyle to try your luck at catching Barramundi.

Be crocwise – if the waterways are home to Barramundi, you will likely find crocodiles there too.

11. Kelly’s Knob Lookout

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Kelly Road (head North onto Speargrass Road and follow the sign to Kelly Road)

Kelly’s Knob, also known by its traditional name Thegoowiyeng, holds a special place in Kununurra’s landscape and history. Accessible by a sealed road, a short walk to the lookout rewards visitors with a spectacular 360-degree view of Kununurra.

Only minutes away from the town, Kelly’s Knob provides a vantage point to admire the beauty of the Ord River, Lake Kununurra, Elephant Rock, and the expansive Ord River Irrigation area.

While the climb may present a few challenges, the effort is well worth it. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended.

12. Celebrity Tree Park & Carlton Ridge

⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Victoria Highway

Stroll through this charming park by the Ord River showcasing trees planted by famous personalities who have visited Kununurra. While there, head to the banks of the Ord River to see Carlton Ridge, aka Elephant Rock or ‘Sleeping Buddha’.

person hiking to molly springs near kununurra
Molly Springs, near Kununurra by Tourism Western Australia

13. Mirima National Park & Molly Springs

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: via Barrington Avenue & Hidden Valley

Mirima National Park is a short drive from Kununurra, with rugged landscapes and unique rock formations. Locally known as “Hidden Valley,” Mirima National Park offers a striking contrast to the surrounding flat plains, with towering red cliffs, winding gorges, and lush vegetation.

As you explore the park’s walking trails, you’ll be amazed at the beauty of this ancient land. Every step reveals a new spectacle, from the aptly named “Mini Bungle Bungle” formations to the tranquil pools of Molly Springs.

National Park fees apply.

14. Cruise on Lake Kununurra

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, consider taking a breathtaking cruise on the serene waters of Lake Kununurra. This pristine lake offers a unique opportunity to explore the region’s natural wonders up close.

A cruise on Lake Kununurra will take you through ancient gorges, lush wetlands, and majestic rock formations, all while surrounded by the region’s diverse wildlife.

One of thebest is this sunset cruise by Kununurra Cruises.

aerial view of the The Pump House Restaurant & Bar Kununurra on the rivers edge
The Pump House Restaurant & Bar, Kununurra by Tourism WA

15. Pumphouse Kununurra

⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Lakeview Drive

Pumphouse Kununurra is an icon built in the 1960s as an essential part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. This historic building was transformed into a restaurant in 2008 but sadly closed in 2021. Thankfully, the HMC Group, which now operates the restaurant, purchased the lease.

aerial view of a green pattern on the Indian Sandalwood Plantation in Kununurra
Indian Sandalwood Plantation, Kununurra by Tourism Western Australia

16. The Sandalwood Shop

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Lot 51 Weaber Plain Road

Visit this sandalwood shop to learn about the cultivation and production of this fragrant and valuable wood. While there, explore all the amazing skincare products on sale.

Open 7 Days a week 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

17. Kimberley Fine Diamonds Showroom

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 93 Konkerberry Drive

The Pink Argyle Diamond Mine might be closed now, but you can admire exquisite jewellery featuring these precious diamonds sourced from the Kimberley.

brown kangaroo with white stripe of forehead in park

18. Kangaroo Haven

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 90 Egret Close

Help this family-owned wildlife sanctuary by booking an up close and personal tour with Mandy to see their incredible work. For only A$15 a person, you can bottle feed little joeys.

A fantastic experience and such a great cause!

19. Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 80 Km Nw of Kununurra

Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve has extensive wetlands that are a haven for waterbirds. The lush landscape attracts migratory wading birds from as far as Siberia, making it a vital stopover for their long journeys. During the wet season, the flat, low-lying plain transforms into a birdwatcher’s and photographer’s paradise, with bursting creeks creating a picturesque scene.

The specially designed boardwalk and wildlife hide is the perfect spot for photographing egrets, spoonbills, herons, and brolgas and witnessing the astounding sight of thousands of magpie geese.

As the the dry season approaches, the billabongs and lagoons shrink, leaving behind an abundant food supply for fish-eating birds of prey such as pelicans, jabirus, and the occasional crocodile. During this time, the grasslands become a sanctuary for quail, plover, and other ground-nesting birds, offering them a safe haven for breeding and shelter.

20. Secret Location Gourmet Camp Oven Experience – Outback Dining

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Secret Location

Experience the most unique and exclusive culinary experience the Kimberley has to offer on this Gourmet Camp Oven tour. Relax amongst boab trees and red cliffs and watch the dramatic sunset.

Dine under stars and solar light chandeliers with delicious food cooked in front of you over the fire or in camp ovens.

“The best meal I have had in a long time. It was truly amazing. Well worth it. I would defiantly do it again 10 out of 10.”

A Tripadvisor Reviewer, July 2023

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Distance from Perth to Kununurra

The distance from Perth to Kununurra is approximately 3,200 kilometres (about 1,988 miles) by road. The distance may vary depending on the specific route taken.

How to Get to Kununurra

To get from Perth to Kununurra, you have several transportation options, including:

By Air: The fastest and most convenient way to travel to Kununurra is by plane. Regular commercial flights are available from Perth Airport (PER) to Kununurra Airport (KNX) with a flight duration of around 3 hours. We usually fly with Virgin Australia.

By Car: If you prefer a road trip and want to explore the scenic route, you can drive from Perth to Kununurra. The journey will take you along the Great Northern Highway, but it’s a long drive that may take around 35 to 40 hours, depending on your stops. Plan your trip carefully, ensure your vehicle is in good condition, and stop along the way.

Getting Around Kununurra

Rental Cars

Renting a car is one of the most popular and convenient ways to explore Kununurra and the surrounding attractions. Several car rental companies operate in town, providing a range of vehicles suitable for different budgets and needs. A car allows you to explore at your own pace and access remote locations.

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Taxis

Kununurra has taxi services that can take you around town or nearby destinations.

Kununurra Taxi Service 131008, Yellow Taxis (08) 9168 2356, Burt Taxi Service (08) 9168 2553.

Guided Tours

Many tour operators in Kununurra offer guided tours of the region’s major attractions and natural wonders. These tours often include transportation, making it hassle-free to see the sights and learn about the area from experienced guides.

aboriginal tour guide on a cultural tour of Mirima National Park near Kununurra
Mirima National Park, near Kununurra by Tourism WA

How Long to Stay in Kununurra

The time you should spend in Kununurra depends on your interests, the activities you want to do, and the places you want to explore in the region.

As a rough guideline, a stay of 3 to 5 days would allow you to experience some of the main highlights of Kununurra and its surroundings. However, if you have more time and want to fully enjoy the Kimberley region’s beauty, you could extend your stay to a week or more.

Accommodation in Kununurra

From cosy guesthouses to luxurious lodges, Kununurra offers accommodation options to suit every traveller’s preferences. Book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your spot.

Some of the best options are:

Kununurra Caravan Parks

  1. Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park
  2. Discovery Parks Lake Kununurra
  3. Kununurra Town Caravan Park
  4. Ivanhoe Village
  5. Hidden Valley Tourist Park

Amenities in Kununurra

As a remote town, Kununurra may not have the same amenities as larger cities, but you’ll find essential services and facilities to make your stay comfortable. Some of the amenities you can expect to find in Kununurra include:

  1. Accommodation: Kununurra has various accommodation options, including hotels, motels, caravan parks, and holiday apartments, to suit different budgets and preferences.
  2. Restaurants and Cafes: You’ll find a selection of restaurants, cafes, and eateries offering a mix of cuisines, including Australian, Asian, and international dishes.
  3. Grocery Stores: Purchase food, supplies, and other essentials at Coles or IGA.
  4. Medical Services: Kununurra has medical facilities, including a hospital, clinics, pharmacies, and dental services.
  5. Banks and ATMs: You’ll find ATMs of major banks in Kununurra for cash withdrawals.
  6. Retail Shops: The town has various retail shops, including clothing stores, souvenir shops, and other  speciality stores.
  7. Fuel Stations: There are several fuel stations in and around Kununurra, so you can refuel your vehicle if you’re driving.
  8. Post Office: You can access postal services at the local post office.

Being a regional town, some amenities may have limited operating hours or availability, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead, especially if you have specific needs or requirements during your stay in Kununurra.

caution sign of swimming at cable beach of stingers and crocodiles

Safety

When visiting Kununurra, like any travel destination, there are certain safety considerations to keep in mind to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. While Kununurra is generally a safe place for tourists, being in a remote and wilderness-rich region does present some unique safety concerns. Here are some potential safety concerns and tips to mitigate them:

Extreme Weather Conditions
Kununurra experiences hot temperatures during the day, especially in the dry season. Stay hydrated, wear appropriate sun protection, and avoid being outdoor during the hottest part of the day. Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding and road closures in the wet season. Pay attention to weather forecasts and road conditions before planning any trips.

Wildlife and Insects
Kununurra is home to a variety of wildlife, including snakes and crocodiles. Be cautious when exploring nature areas, and stay on marked trails. Insect repellent can help protect against mosquito bites, particularly during the wet season when they are more prevalent.

Remote Locations
Some of the attractions around Kununurra are in remote and isolated areas. Inform someone of your travel plans and expected return time if venturing into these areas. It’s also a good idea to carry a satellite phone or emergency communication device in case of emergencies.

Water Safety
While Kununurra offers stunning waterways for boating and swimming, it’s essential to be cautious. Follow safety guidelines, especially in areas where crocodiles may be present. Pay attention to signage and advice from local authorities.

Road Safety
If driving, be aware of long distances between towns and limited services along some routes. Carry plenty of water, a first aid kit, and check the condition of your vehicle before embarking on road trips.

Respect for Indigenous Culture
Kununurra has a strong Indigenous presence, and it’s essential to respect local customs and traditions. Seek permission before entering restricted areas and treat cultural sites with reverence.

Health Concerns
Kununurra is remote, so access to medical facilities may be limited. Ensure you have adequate travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation if needed.

Alcohol Restrictions
Takeaway alcohol restrictions are applicable in the East Kimberley. Takeaway alcohol may only be purchased on Monday-Saturday between 12 pm and 6 pm in Kununurra and Wyndham.

For more information, refer to the Takeaway alcohol management system factsheet on the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley’s website.

Swimming in Waterholes
If swimming in natural waterholes, be aware of submerged hazards, changing water levels, and strong currents during the wet season.

Bushwalking Safety
If hiking or bushwalking, inform someone of your plans, carry sufficient water, wear appropriate footwear, and be aware of potential hazards like uneven terrain and wildlife.

be crocwise poster with warnings on safety

Wildlife

When visiting Kununurra and the surrounding Kimberley region in Western Australia, it’s essential to be cautious of certain wildlife species due to their potential risks. The area is home to various animals, some of which can be potentially dangerous. Here are the wildlife you need to be careful of:

Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)
These large and powerful reptiles inhabit the rivers, estuaries, and coastal areas of the Kimberley region, including Kununurra. Saltwater crocodiles are apex predators and can be extremely dangerous to humans. Never approach the water’s edge in areas where crocodile warning signs are displayed, and always adhere to safety guidelines when boating or swimming in natural waterways.

Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni)
While freshwater crocodiles are generally less aggressive than saltwater crocodiles, they can still deliver a painful bite if provoked. Avoid getting too close to freshwater crocodiles, and do not attempt to touch or feed them.

Snakes
Kununurra and the Kimberley region are home to various snake species, some of which are venomous. It’s essential to be cautious when walking in natural areas, especially in tall grass or near water bodies, as snakes can be difficult to spot. If you encounter a snake, give it space and slowly back away to avoid provoking it.

Insects
During the wet season, mosquitoes can be prevalent and carry diseases like the Ross River or Kunjin virus. Protect yourself by wearing long-sleeved clothing, using insect repellent, and staying indoors during peak mosquito activity.

Marine Stingers
If you plan to swim in the coastal waters during the wet season, be aware of the potential presence of marine stingers, such as box jellyfish and Irukandji jellyfish. Stinger nets and protective clothing are often in place at popular swimming spots.

Wild Animals
While encounters with large wild animals like dingoes and kangaroos are uncommon in populated areas, exercise caution if you encounter them in more remote locations. Avoid feeding or approaching wild animals, as they can be unpredictable.

Birdlife
Kununurra is known for its diverse bird species, including birds of prey like eagles. Avoid getting too close to nesting sites or showing aggressive behaviour toward birds.

To ensure your safety when encountering wildlife, follow these general guidelines:

  • Respect all warning signs and safety guidelines provided at tourist attractions and natural sites.
  • Stay on designated paths and trails when hiking and exploring natural areas.
  • Do not attempt to feed, touch, or provoke any wildlife.
  • Keep a safe distance from any potentially dangerous animals.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially in remote areas.

By being cautious and respectful of the local wildlife, you can enjoy a safe and memorable experience in the beautiful natural surroundings of Kununurra.

Useful Contacts

Ambulance/Fire/Police 000
DBCA Parks & Wildlife 08 9168 4200
Dentist 08 9168 1529
Hospital – Kununurra 08 9166 4222
Police – Kununurra 24hr 08 9166 4530
RAC Agent – Kununurra 08 9169 1463
Emergency WA Website emergency.wa.gov.au

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Kununurra FAQs

What is the population of Kununurra?

According to the 2021 census, the population of Kununurra is 4,515.

Is there phone service in Kununurra?

Optus provides mobile coverage for Kununurra.

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