中文
Select Page

Explore Kununurra & East Kimberley

Kununurra is the gateway to the East Kimberley and your base from which to explore this region. Even within the Kimberley, this is remote, making it one of the most isolated travel destinations in the world. It’s a fun town with plenty to see and do and the East Kimberley vast, diverse and endlessly beautiful.

[Read More]
There are several exquisite Argyle Diamond stores, and one of the largest ranges of Indigenous artworks in the country – the beautiful yet severe landscape has inspired countless artists, and their work is shown in the local galleries. Visit Celebrity Tree Park, Mirima National Park, (also known as Hidden Valley), Zebra Rock, and the Historical Society Museum. If you’re up for swimming, try Valentine Springs, Molly Spring, and (if you’re particularly fi t and agile) give Andy’s Chasm a go. For something more relaxing, take in an evening movie at the outdoor Picture Gardens.

In Kununurra, you’ll find supermarkets and cafes (be sure to grab a mango smoothie while you’re there). If you’re feeling social, the PumpHouse is a thriving bar and restaurant within a converted water station.

For fresh fruit, head out to historic Ivanhoe Crossing, over the Ord River. Tour around the town and the Ord Irrigation Area, and discover the amazing fresh produce. If you’ve got some time up your sleeve, fi t in a visit to the Hoochery, Western Australia’s oldest continually operating rum distillery.

You can’t leave town without catching – or at least eating – the elusive barramundi that attract scores of fishermen to the region. Get in touch with local operators to fish at a secret spot.

Kununurra offers plentiful accommodation, including caravan parks, hotel/motels, resorts, backpackers, B&B and self-contained apartments. Most tour companies will pick you up from your accommodation. Out of town, you’ll find outback camping, station stays and remote coastal safari camps.

Wyndham

An hour north of Kununurra, Wyndham is the top town of the west, geographically. It’s a small frontier town that typifies the true pioneering character of the Kimberley region. Stop at the Five Rivers lookout in the Bastion Ranges, take the Three Mile Valley Walking Trail, have lunch at Wyndham Port, and see the Aboriginal Dreamtime statues.

Halls Creek

Halls Creek is the ideal place to set up camp and explore the East Kimberley landscape, including the Purnululu National Park, the Wolfe Creek Crater, and the China Wall.

El Questro

Join a 4WD tour to the vast El Questro Wilderness Park – it’s eight times the size of Switzerland. Take a tour from the Homestead and visit Zebedee thermal springs; hike and swim at Emma Gorge, or cruise Chamberlain Gorge; learn about bush foods, bush culture and history, or just drive around the grand landscape. Scenic flights over the Mitchell Plateau are also available. Campers can sleep under a blanket of stars in the crisp clean air, or set up a tent by the river. For a treat, book into the luxurious oasis that is El Questro Homestead and take in the spectacular view over the river as you cool off in the pool.

Lake Argyle

This man-made phenomenon, a pleasant 70km drive southeast of Kununurra on the border of the Northern Territory, is something of a miracle. Some ambitious folk envisaged a reservoir on the Ord River to irrigate the ancient Kimberley plateau, and it actually worked – Kununurra has become a tropical fruit bowl and agricultural centre, in the middle of nowhere. With a surface area of about 1000sqkm, Lake Argyle is more than a water supply to the town and local farmers. Its unique ecosystem is home to an amazing array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, 26 species of native fish, and 270 bird species, plus all kinds of marsupials on the islands. The best way to see the lake is on a boat cruise, where you’ll see the spillway and the dam. Don’t miss the old Argyle Homestead and museum

Guides


Aviair

Air-conditioned planes | Large windows | Pilot commentary. Our multi award winning tourism business has operated since 1984 and is a specialist in the Kimberley and the Bungle Bungle Range.

  • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights,Helicopter Flights
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Families,Teens (13 - 17),Seniors
  • Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Aviair operates Kununurra’s only fully air-conditioned fleet and therefore newest fleet of aircraft, with easy access to seating via a centre aisle (no clambering over the top of seats). All our planes have high wings and large windows for great viewing and your pilot provides commentary on every flight. We offer a range of air tours to the the Bungle Bungle and Mitchell Falls. On our Bungles day tours we work closely with local business Bungle Bungle Guided Tours who aim to employ local aboriginal tour guides, sharing in their culture and history with visitors. Aviair operates in Kununurra, Broome and Karratha .


CHOICE | YOUNG | MODERN

Aviair have a large selection of scenic tours with a choice of air tours, or combination tours offering air, land, and water adventures by aircraft, helicopter, boat or trekking on foot and are proud winners of the GOLD medal – Major Tour & Transport Operator – at the WA Tourism Awards and the SILVER award in the Australian Tourism Awards.


SAFETY FIRST

Our young and modern fleet are maintained by an in-house team of qualified aircraft engineers. We are also audited by external, internal, and regulatory auditors on a regular basis. Aviair’s Cessna Grand Caravan is one of the safest aircraft types in its class and your safety is our priority.


*All aircraft air-conditioned

*Personalised pilot commentary

*Courtesy airport transfers from accommodation providers & caravan parks.

*Complimentary cold bottled water, cooling towels and lollies 

*Locally owned award winning company 

*Complimentary information booklet

HeliSpirit

HeliSpirit delivers unforgettable, award winning helicopter flights over the stunning Kimberley region of WA.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

HeliSpirit flights depart from 8 locations and focus on the most magnificent aerial views of Australia's north west. Bungle Bungle helicopter flights over the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park depart from; Bellburn airstrip in the National Park, Warmun Roadhouse, Kununurra and Lake Argyle Resort. 

Mitchell Falls helicopter flights depart from the campground in the Mitchell River National Park.

El Questro helicopter flights depart from El Questro station and romantic heli-picnics depart from Kununurra, Lake Argyle and El Questro. 

If your dream is to fish in a wild river, then a heli-fishing adventure is your perfect tour. 

Karratha & Dampier Archipelago scenic flights depart from the Karratha Visitor Centre. 

Over the border in the NT, Katherine Gorge helicopter flights soar above the 13 gorges carved into Arnhem Land by the Katherine River.

HeliSpirit extended helicopter safaris are planned to take you further afield to luxurious coastal retreats and secret waterfalls. 

Contact HeliSpirit on 1800 1800 85 to find out more.

Triple J Tours

Triple J Tours offers one of Australia's longest daily river cruises. An extraordinary 55km (one way) on the section of the Ord River known as Lake Kununurra between the Ord Top Dam and Diversion Dam

  • Open days/Times:April - October
  • Tour Price:From $145
  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Capacity:Full Day
  • Tour Locations:Ord River between Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle.

Description

Triple J Tours have been offering one of the longest daily river cruises in Australia between Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle, in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, since 1988.   

This extraordinary cruise covers the wilderness area between Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam, a 55-kilometre expedition along the most beautiful river and gorge country in Australia. Highlighting the development of the ambitious Ord River Irrigation Scheme, the resulting agriculture and the consequent ecosystem that has flourished after the Kununurra Diversion Dam was constructed in 1963, you will be amazed at what its creation has achieved.

Triple J Tours provides one of the most exhilarating and educational tours in WA and their skippers are knowledgeable and friendly.

You will enjoy a range of experiences including wildlife interpretation, photography, bird watching, geology appreciation, cultural interpretation, history and agriculture.  Admire spectacular scenery, flora, bird life, crocodiles and flying foxes all from the comfort of one of their vessels aptly named ‘Peregrine’, ‘Harrier’ and ‘Osprey’.  Fully shaded and with toilets on-board, these vessels cruise the river with ease and are ergonomically constructed so as to cause as little damage as possible to the river bank.

Touring options can include a 70km coach transfer through ‘Durack country’ from Kununurra to Lake Argyle (or vice versa).  This includes a visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum.  This magnificent homestead was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station (now mostly submerged by the lake).  During the early 1970’s a decision was made to remove the Homestead before Lake Argyle began to fill in order to preserve this magnificent building for all time.  The Homestead was dismantled stone by stone with every stone coded in such a way so as to be able to be rebuilt with every stone back in its original position.  The homestead now lives on as a museum dedicated to the pioneering spirit of the Durack family.

You may also select an option that includes a home-made buffet lunch or afternoon tea at one of the companies secluded riverside camps on the banks of the river.

Triple J Tours has vessels that can seat between 28 and 50 people.  Book now for not only the longest but also one of the best, most informative river cruises in Australia. 

Barramundi Fishing & Wildlife Safaris

Fully guided barramundi fishing safaris on the Ord River in the East Kimberley where lots of birdlife, tropical wildlife and crocodiles coexist.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Fishing
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

    Description

    Fully guided barramundi fishing safaris on the Ord River in the East Kimberley where lots of birdlife, tropical wildlife and crocodiles coexist. Escape on a personalised small boat tour on one of Australia's most unique river systems. Experience the thrill of the catch, the prized barramundi. All inclusive part, full or extended outback safaris based from Hairy Dog's Fishing Camp using experienced knowledgeable guides. Camp is comfortable bush style. Established 1988 by Greg and Jane Harmon.

    Black Tracks

    An adventure with Black Tracks will leave you feeling invigorated and recharged with the energy of this ancient land.

    • Open days/Times:May - September
    • Tour Duration:3 - 8 days
    • Type:Tours
    • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Aboriginal Rock Art
    • Suited For:Adults (18+)

    Details

    • Tour Capacity:Minimum of 8

    Description

    Developing an interdependent relationship between Kimberley Aboriginal culture and adventure, Black Tracks is blazing a trail, which is seldom achieved on this scale anywhere else on the continent. 

    BLACK TRACKS specialises in exclusive, small group Bush Treks that immerse the traveller in Australia's extraordinary Kimberley wilderness. Trekking rugged countryside, filled with a unique diversity of flora, fauna and wild river systems, these treks provide access to traditional Aboriginal land and allow glimpses into traditional life, alongside the history of the pastoral industry pioneers.

    Black Tracks also offers exclusive, small group Art Treks deep in the West Kimberley. These Treks involve the discovery of ancient rock art galleries featuring 20,000 year old Aboriginal art including, the Bradshaws and the Wandjinas.

    Endurance Walks
    The Remote Wilderness Treks come with varying physical demands. The four walks - The Durack, Carr Boyd, Speewah and Purnululu involve carrying up to 15-20kg packs for 7-8 days over diverse terrain. With the correct preparation and support from our qualified Trek Leaders, anyone with reasonable levels of fitness can enjoy this special experience.Please see our Fitness Prepartion for more information on getting prepared.

    Each night will be spent in a different, isolated and stunning location where will set up camp under the breathtaking Kimberley night sky. Where possible, we camp by rivers so we can try our luck with the local barramundi. 

    Day Pack Walks

    We have also designed a special trek for those who would rather spend the day trekking without the heavy weight of a backpack. The Dunham trek involves one or two base camps which the group return to at the end of each day. We use 4WDs and walking to discover art, waterfalls and stunning landscapes still off the beaten track and isolated parts of the East Kimberley. 

     

    For more information on what to bring, what is provided and more details about camping, walking, food, etc. Please go to HEAVY PACK TREKS. For more information about the kinds of fitness preparation you can do, please visit Fitness Preparation. For all other questions you may have, please Contact Us.

    Bungle Bungle Guided Tours

    It’s more than just a tour –Bungle Bungle Guided Tours offer a unique experience, providing guided walking tours with an Aboriginal perspective of the world heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Locally owned, we aim to employ only local Aboriginal guides who share their culture with visitors whilst on tour.

    • Activity:Bush Walking,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
    • Suited For:Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
    • Type:Tours

    Details

    • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Public Holidays

    Description

    One of only 12 UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites in Australia, Purnululu National Park covers almost 240,000 hectares of remote wilderness and includes the Bungle Bungle Range, a spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks and sandstone towers. Your local guide will take you back to a time where the Aboriginal people lived here for some 40,000 years. Learn about bush-tucker, Aboriginal customs and the many reasons why Purnululu is World Heritage listed. Immerse yourself in the spirit of this ancient place. Bungle Bungle Guided Tours is an Accredited Tourism Business and offers a unique experience, providing guided walking tours with an Aboriginal perspective of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Locally owned, we aim to employ only local Aboriginal guides who share their culture with visitors whilst on tour.

    Bungle Bungle Helicopter Flights

    Fly over the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park. View the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range in a thrilling helicopter flight.

    • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights,Helicopter Flights
    • Type:Tours
    • Suited For:Adults (18+)

    Details

    • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

    Description

    HeliSpirit Bungle Bungle Helicopter Flights depart from 4 places: Purnululu National Park airfield, Warmun, Kununurra and Lake Argyle Resort offering unbeatable views and the experience of a lifetime. 

    Echo Tours

    Tagalong with Johnny on a cultural guided tour and immerse in this spectacular country, with intriguing stories about the ancient land and it's first people - the Kija people.

    • Type:Tours
    • Activity:Aboriginal Owned & Operated
    • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors

    Details

      Description

      Key Experiences

      -Aboriginal culture of the Kija people, Aboriginal history, immerse in one of the world's most ancient landscapes through the eyes of an Aboriginal guide, stories of the life of a Kimberley stockman

      El Questro Wilderness Park - Tours

      Let our El Questro Rangers do the thinking, and organising, for you.

      • Open days/Times:Monday-Sunday
      • Type:Tours
      • Activity:Bird Watching,Bush Walking,Driving,Fishing,Flying / Scenic Flights,Four Wheel Driving,Helicopter Flights,Horse Riding,Rivers & Lakes,Lookout
      • Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)

      Details

      • Tour Locations:Chamberlain Gorge,Gorge and Branco’s Lookout,Zebedee Springs and Pentecost River
      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

      Description

      Whether a fishing trip, a horse ride, rugged 4WD driving, guided hike or an intimate cruise down the Chamberlain River everything is taken care of leaving you free to simply sit back and enjoy the adventure.

      Chamberlain Gorge Cruise:
      Boating along the Chamberlain Gorge is a must do while visiting El Questro. 

      Explosion Gorge and Branco’s Lookout for Sunset:
      Hop aboard one of our open safari vehicles and experience El Questro in an afternoon.

      Zebedee Springs combined with either Chamberlain Gorge or Explosion Gorge:
      A short drive and a wondrous walk through bushland and you arrive at Zebedee Springs set in an oasis of Livistonia palms.

      Horse Trekking for all Riders:
      The best way to get off the beaten track and experience secluded, otherwise inaccessible, areas is to travel by horseback.

      4WD Barramundi Fishing Tours:
      Head out on a 4WD fishing adventure with one of our fishing Guides to a secret spot on the Pentecost River. 

      Bird Watching Tour:
      Join an El Questro Ranger on an early morning expedition and see if you can spot a pair of dancing Brolgas, some colourful Rainbow Bee-eaters, the endangered Gouldian Finch or the Sea Eagles feeding their young.

      Bush Culture, History and Nature Tour:
      Learn from our very own El Questro storytellers about the pioneers and previous residents of the original cattle station.

      Sunset Tour:
      Tour location varies from day to day. Chasing the best sunset when there are so many lookouts at El Questro can feel like a mammoth task but with this tour you get to experience the “best” of all of them.

      Buddy's Point:
      This two-hour guided tour begins with a 4WD drive adventure over classic Kimberley landscapes

      HeliSpirit Luxury Kimberley Helicopter Safari

      A 6-day, 6-night, unforgettable private helicopter safari exploring the stunning Kimberley.

      • Tour Price:$12,900
      • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights,Helicopter Flights
      • Type:Tours

      Details

      • Tour Locations:Kununurra and The Kimberley
      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

      Description

      HeliSpirit is a helicopter charter company based in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of far north Western Australia.

      We are renowned for our commitment to providing a wide range of reliable, highly professional helicopter services to a diverse range of industries. Our capabilities include; passenger charter, search and rescue, aerial geophysical work, photography, scenic flights and tailor made itineraries.

      Kimberley 4X4 Tours

      Kimberley 4x4 tours provides tag-along 4wd tours in the East Kimberley.

      • Suited For:Adults (18+),Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17)
      • Open days/Times:Everyday
      • Tour Price:$350
      • Type:Tours
      • Activity:Bird Watching,Bush Walking,Four Wheel Driving

      Details

      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays
      • Tour Locations:Purnululu National Park, Gibb River Road Tag-along tour

      Description

      KIMBERLEY 4X4 "Tag-along" TOURS allows you to follow Ben 'Smithy' Smith, as your personal Tour Guide, from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. For those with a sense of adventure running through their veins and are wanting to get off the beaten track, we provide unique enriching experiences not found on larger group tours. Adventure 4 wheel driving, local knowledge and cultural experiences are our forte!

      Kimberley Air Tours

      Kimberley Air Tours offer spectacular air tours by seaplane and fixed wing aircraft to the many iconic destinations in the Kimberley.

      • Type:Tours
      • Tour Price:$120 - $1320
      • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights,Helicopter Flights

      Details

      • Tour Locations:Kununurra
      • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

      Description

      Kimberley Air Tours is a vibrant, family operated aviation company offering unique air tours and charter services throughout the Kimberley region of Western Australia by seaplane and land based aircraft. Their head base is located in Kununurra, and also have a small base in Broome.

      Kimberley Air Tours commenced operations in Kununurra, July 2010. The business was first established to provide a unique service with seaplanes, giving visitors the opportunity to access remote coastal locations as well as to see the major icons of the Kimberley region by seaplane. Due to demand, land based aircraft were introduced to the fleet in 2012, enabling a greater range in tours, charter services and capacity.

      Throughout each dry season, the company also have an aircraft based at the well-known El Questro Wilderness Park to provide scenic air tours and transfers for guests staying onsite. In 2016, a small base was established in Broome to provide air tours to see the Horizontal Falls and Mitchell Falls by a land based aircraft.

      Kimberley Air Tours is driven by providing a high level of customer service and strongly believe their tours are more than just a scenic flight, but an experience to be remembered forever. With over 18 years of experience in aviation tourism, the company thrives to ensure the satisfaction of their customers.

      Owner/operators Leigh and Jaclyn Rawlings are employed within the business and are hands-on in the day to day activities. From reception/reservations, marketing and sales to providing the ultimate Kimberley experience with prompt and professional tour and charter operations. A team of enthusiastic pilots and reservations staff are also employed during the tourism season.

      Kimberley Spirit Tours

      Explore Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region with Kimberley Spirit tours.

      • Tour Price:From $125
      • Activity:Four Wheel Driving,Aboriginal Rock Art
      • Type:Tours

      Details

      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

      Description

      Explore WA's spectacular Kimberley region: discover the country, wildlife and culture with a local guide.

      Kingfisher Tours

      Kingfisher Tours are delighted to share the Kimberley’s natural splendour with visitors.

      • Tour Price:From $240
      • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights,Four Wheel Driving
      • Type:Tours

      Details

      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

      Description

      Kingfisher Tours  presents our 2019 spectacular and unique tour experiences in the North East Kimberley. Come with us for an iconic flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges and an extraordinary trek  through the Beehives in the Purnululu World Heritage National Park . Sleep under the stars after a spectacular day trek to the Mitchell Falls, at one of the amazing wilderness lodges. Or explore some of the most spectacular, remote and beautiful beaches in the world.

      We take you on spectacular experiences  through the  North East Kimberley, with our local connections to people and country. We can pick up or drop off at Wyndham, Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)  Mitchell Plateau, Emma Gorge, El Questro, Home Valley Station, Far Away Bay, Berkeley Resort and the Kimberley Coastal Camp, as Kingfisher Tours  takes you to visit amazing people, places and experiences on every tour. Come with Kingfisher Tours for your journey into the heart and soul of the North East Kimberley.

      Kununurra Cruises

      Kununurra Cruises look forward to welcoming you aboard for a sunset BBQ dinner cruise on Lake Kununurra.

      • Tour Price:$65 - $95
      • Activity:Food & Drink,Flying / Scenic Flights
      • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
      • Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals

      Details

      • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
      • Tour Locations:Kununurra

      Description

      Kununurra ??Cr??ui??ses has been operating in Kununurra for over 10 years under the banner of the "The BBQ Boat".  In 2014, Directors at Triple J ?????Tours purchased the Kununurra Cruises business.  Triple J Tours have been operating the longest daily river cruise in Australia on the 55km stretch of river between the Diversion Dam on Lake Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam (Lake Argyle) since 1988.  Directors of Triple J Tours recognised the need to offer quality tourism experiences in the East Kimberley region as it steadily grows in popularity and reaches the 'bucket list' of travellers worldwide.

      With this in mind, Kununurra Cruises aims to add to the tourism product range and experience of visitors by offering a "Lake Kununurra Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise".

      Offering a unique experience, the "Lake Kununurra Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise" fills a gap in the local market for a short cruising option at a reasonable price.  The cruise offers the perfect way to end a day exploring the spectacular East Kimberley region.

      We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

      SCOOP