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Places To Go in East Kimberley


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Celebrity Tree Park

A park overlooking the Ord River, famous for its celebrity visits and trees planting.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens,Rivers & Lakes
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Kids Play Grounds,Toilets

Description

Opening in 1984, the park has been graced by the likes of John Farnham, HRH Princess Anne and Harry Butler.

Photo credit to Landi Bradshaw

China Wall

Quartz stone vein which projects above the surrounding rocks. Believed to be part of single largest fault of its type in the world. On the way to Halls Creek, six kilometres from the new town centre.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

Diversion Dam

A tourist attraction of the Kimberley, this dam regulates the water from the famous Ord River.

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  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

An iconic Kununurra landmark, the dam consists of 20 radial gates and is a fascinating display of infrastructure in the East Kimberley.

Emma Gorge

Located within El Questro Wilderness Park the waterfall is a one hour walk (depending on fitness level) from the Emma Gorge Resort.

Details

  • Activities:Gorges,Walking
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Gorges,Lookouts,National Parks & Reserves,Points of Interest,Waterfalls

Description

<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: noto; font-size: 16px;"> The serene surroundings of Emma Gorge waterfall make it a tranquil and relaxing place to swim. An approximate one hour picturesque walk over rocky terrain rewards you with a cool oasis and a 65 metre droplet waterfall, surrounded by cliffs adorned with greenery. Emma Gorge waterfall is also home to the trickle of a small thermal spring. The spring provides welcome warmth while swimming in the bracing waterhole. See if you can find it among the rocks.</p>

Five Rivers Lookout

A lookout boasting a view of the five rivers of the Kimberley at the point in which they combine and meet the ocean.

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  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts
  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities,Toilets

Description

Located on top of the magnificant Bastion Range at Wyndham, the lookout offer a unique view of the where the Kimberley rivers combine at the Cambridge Gulf.

Hidden Valley National Park

"Three kilometres from Kununurra, visit the sandstone cliffs inside the Park that are more than 300 million years old - often called the "mini Bungles"."

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

Ivanhoe Crossing

A popular attraction allowing tourists to cross the Ord River via a concrete causeway.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes
  • Activities:Fishing

Description

A major landmark across the spectacular Ord River, the crossing is an idyllic spot to casted a line out to snag some barrmundi, or simply soak up the expanse of river as the sun sets. Depending on road openings and local restrictions, it may be possible to drive over the crossing.

Photo credit to Phil Normandale

Kelly's Knob

Kelly's Knob is a great place to watch a glorious sunset and finish a day off looking around the town.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts

Description

It is just over a km out of town and there is a sealed road to the top with a short walk to look over the town of Kununurra, the Ord irrigation area, Lake Kununurra and the Sleeping Buddha!

The walk right to the top is 1.2km round trip and can be quite steep in places and challenging for some people, make sure you take some water with you, or even a coupe of cold beers to enjoy the sunset with!

Lake Argyle

72km from Kununurra. An inland sea that covers 812 square kilometres. Ideal for nature lovers who want to see this unique ecosystem.

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  • Activities:Walking,Boating,Camping
  • Facilities:BBQ,Boat Ramp,Camping Ground,Caravan Site,Picnic Facilities,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

Lake Argyle is your first stop in Western Australia when travelling from the Northern Territory and the last of the Kimberley’s amazing attractions when leaving Western Australia.

The closest town is Kununurra – one of the youngest towns in Australia and a service centre for the East Kimberley’s growing tourism, agriculture and mining industries!

Mirima National Park

  • (08) 9168 4200

A national park and tourist attraction with over 2000 hectares of spectacular cliffs and natural rock formations.

Details

  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:Walking

Description

With fascinating rock formations up to 350 millions year old, this majestic natural attraction boasts intricate bushwalking trails and stunning views over the East Kimberley.

Image courtesy of VivShane Adventures

Mitchell Falls

The magnificent Mitchell Falls, or Punamii-unpuu, are an iconic Kimberley landmark and a place of cultural and spiritual significance for the Wunambal people.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Waterfalls
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Toilets,Walking Trails

Description

The Mitchell Plateau is one of the most spectacular parts of the Kimberley. The four-tiered Mitchell Falls is on the the most impressive sights in the Kimberley, and it is an essential detour from the Gibb River Road.

Allow four to six hours for the moderate to difficult 8.6 km round trip to Mitchell Falls so that time can be spent at the falls. The walk is over rough country but the track is marked and is reasonably well-worn. If in doubt, walk in close vicinity to the creek. Take care near the many cliffs.

You can stop and view Little Mertens Falls 800 m from the camping area on the way to Mitchell Falls.

 

Mitchell Plateau

You can not go much further north in WA than the positively spectacular Mitchell plateau which features Mitchell Falls. An area rich in Aboriginal heritage. Access is over rough terrain and you must have 4WD with high clearance.

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  • Activities:4WDing,Walking
  • Facilities:Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

All Aboriginal sites are protected so you can not touch the Aboriginal artwork in the area but you can have a look. The most interesting flora in the area is the Livistonia Eastonii palm which grows among the Eucalypt forest.

Molly Springs

A popular tourist attraction, Molly Springs is a small natural pool only 30km from Kununurra.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Swimming Holes,Waterfalls
  • Facilities:Walking Trails

Description

A year round attraction, this little pool is an idyllic spot to marvel at the goannas and birds. The perfect place to cool down and feel replenished on your Kimberley adventure!

Parry Creek Road

A picturesque route from Wyndham to Kununurra alongside the Ord River.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest,Lookouts,National Parks & Reserves
  • Activities:4WDing

Description

A stunning stretch of road, the route journeys passed the must-see Marlgu Billabong and accommodation at Parry Creek Farm, set in the Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve.

Suitable for four-wheel-drives only.

Purnululu National Park

The Bungle Bungle Range, in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most striking geological landmarks in Western Australia, offering a remote wilderness experience.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description


From an aircraft, the Bungle Bungle Range is an imposing sight. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae, are clearly visible as you approach from the south. As you sweep further over the range a hidden world of gorges and pools is revealed, with fan palms clinging precariously to walls and crevices in the rocks.

Helicopter flights are available from the Bellburn Airstrip.

Purnululu attracts visitors for a whole range of reasons; the sheer grandeur of the sandstone massif, watching it change to a golden colour late in the day, walking through some of the marvellous gorges, and for the really well-prepared, a walk along Piccaninny Creek for an overnight camping experience. Other walks include the Echidna Chasm Walk, Mini Palms Walk, the walk to Kungkalanayi Lookout, Cathedral Gorge, the Domes Walk, Homestead Gorge, Piccaninny Creek Lookout, Whip Snake Gorge and the Northern Escarpment Walk.

Visitors must carry in all food and water if they are staying in one of the park's two campgrounds (Walardi and Kurrajong). Most visitors camp for several days so it is essential to be well equipped as there is no shop within the park to get milk, bread etc.

Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is the local government responsible for the towns of Kununurra and Wyndham.

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  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

It's one of four Local Government Areas in the Kimberley Region of northern Western Australia, covering an area of 117,514 square kilometres. We have one of the oldest (Wyndham) and one of the newest (Kununurra) towns in Western Australia. Add to that the largest producing diamond mine in the world, some of the most culturally rich landscapes on earth along with farmers who can sow and harvest a crop without a single drop of rain falling.

The East Kimberley hosted the 'Faraway Downs' location shoot for the Baz Luhrmann film Australia - proudly claiming to be the real home of Australia! Kununurra is the north-eastern gateway to the Kimberley, which encompasses about 420,000 kms of timeless landscapes and diverse land uses.

The Kimberley Region of Western Australia is made up of four Shires: Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Shire of Broome Shire of Derby West Kimberley Shire of Halls Creek

The major population centres are the towns of Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra and Wyndham. There are also approximately 215 Aboriginal communities, of various population sizes, located throughout the Kimberley. 

Swim Beach

A freshwater 'beach' along the famous Ord River.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Facilities:BBQ,Toilets

Description

A peaceful spot just outside of the Kununurra, the beach is equipped with changing facilities, toilets, and BBQs for a mighty cook-up of the shores.

The Grotto

A natural water hole which is ideal for swimming and relaxing in the silence of the surrounding natural amphitheatre. In the tropical summer, water falls from about 15m into a deep pool.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

Set at the bottom of 140 steps, it is more than 400 feet deep at its deepest.

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