Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern extremity of the Kimberley approximately 37 kilometres (23 min) from the border with the Northern Territory. Kununurra was initiated to service the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Kununurra is the largest town in Western Australia north of Broome, with the closest town being Wyndham, 100 kilometres (62 min) away. Kununurra is 3,040 kilometres (1,889 min) from Perth via the Great Northern Highway. The town is situated in among the scenic hills and ranges of the far north-east Kimberley Region, having an abundance of fresh water, conserved by the Ord River Diversion dam and the main Ord River Dam. The tropical agriculture crops grown in the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) have changed over the years. Tourism and mining have also become important to the local economy.

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Around Kununurra WA 6743

Our Picks on what to Do in Kununurra WA

Lake Kununurra

Mirima National Park WA

Kununurra Museum

Kununurra Picture Gardens

Artopia Gallery

Ivanhoe Crossing - Kununurra WA

Our Picks on where to Stay in Kununurra WA

Hotel Kununurra

ibis Styles Kununurra

Kununurra Lakeside Resort

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Kununurra WA

Kelly's Bar and Grill

Kimberley Cafe

Wild Mango Cafe

Shopping in Kununurra WA

Community Services  

Kununurra Visitor Centre
75 Coolibah Drive,

Shire Of Wyndham-east Kimberley WA
20 Coolibah Drive,

Kununurra Police Station WA
94 Coolibah Drive,

Kununurra District Hospital
96 Coolibah Drive,

Kununurra Community and School Library
Coolibah Drive And Mangaloo Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 47
  • Population: 5308
  • State electorate(s): Kimberley
  • Federal Division(s): Durack
  • Established (yr): 1961
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Timber Creek NT 852 (246 km, 2 hrs 37 mins)
Wyndham WA 6740 (106 km, 1 hr 7 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Kununurra WA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.