Red-hot rust-coloured soil, expansive blue skies and harsh bushland see Kununurra and the Kimberley awaken the senses with scenery like no other place on earth.

A gateway to some of Australia's most remarkable natural attractions – such as Lake Argyle, Zebra Rock, Black Rock Falls, Mitchell Plateau, Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles – the small Western Australian town is an ideal base from which to discover the true spirit of the Outback.

The perfect place for adventure, Kununurra’s surrounding landscape swells with gorges, wetlands, waterfalls and farms and provides a dramatic backdrop of untamed Australia.

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Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone GMT +8
Area 121,189 km2
Population Approx 5,000
Languages English (official)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz

As farming and tourism count for the area’s main two industries, Kununurra features a number of respected restaurants and eateries.

Relaxed dining is a way of life in the northwest. The iconic Hotel Kununurra has long been an important meeting place for the local community, offering a range of Australian beers on tap and an a la carte restaurant with friendly and personalised Kimberley-style hospitality. Sails Bar and Restaurant at Lakeside Resort also offers a great casual dining experience, with speciality buffets and a bistro menu.

Highlighting the finest in local fare a number of Kununurra restaurants showcase the best of the Kimberley. The PumpHouse Restaurant specialises in modern Australian cuisine served in a tranquil setting with magnificent views of the Ord River. Kelly’s Bar and Grill characterises the spirit of the Outback, serving gourmet Australian cuisine like kangaroo fillets, with Australian beers amid an alfresco setting. The PKG Bar and Grill is another local favourite, offering Australian homestead-style cuisine, a dynamic wine list and decor that reflects the landscape.

Kununurra’s 10,000-strong population are catered for by not one, but two local Chinese restaurants. Asian Cuisine Restaurant and Chopstick Chinese Restaurant both bring the Orient to the Outback, offering traditional Chinese dishes and cooking styles.


Kununurra’s shopping scene is mainly limited to essential services and souvenirs.

Take home the perfect Kimberley memento with a region-specific souvenir. Kimberley Fine Diamonds is a family-owned and run jewellery business, which has special privileges to distribute Argyle Diamonds. Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery is one of the world’s largest aboriginal art galleries; specialising in providing authentic Australian aboriginal art. Kimberley Boab Kreations sells designs made from the seed pod of the boab tree and boab bush-tucker treats. Penney's Prints offers professional photography and printing services so that visitors can take home treasured memories. While Walkabout Souvenirs is a one-stop spot for an array of Kimberley-inspired souvenirs, stocking everything from caps to stubby holders, t-shirts to books, and Zebra Rock to images.

The desert can be a harsh environment, so it’s best to be prepared for any adventure. Kununurra has a host of stores that stock essentials and essential services. Bushcamp Surplus Store provides for every camping need. Community Resource Centre Kununurra specialises in solving internet and printing needs. East Kimberley Hardware is the region’s go-to for a wide range of hardware, building and gardening supplies. Kimberley Communications repairs a wide range of electrical wares; and sells and hires satellite phones. While Kununurra Pharmacy & Kodak Express fills prescriptions, stocks first aid supplies and products, and caters for printing needs.