You don’t have to travel far from the township of Kununurra to enjoy these attractions….take your camera!
Take Ivanhoe Road north and keep going until you get to the river.
Distance 12km = 15 min drive
This concrete causeway was constructed as part of the original road form Wyndham to Katherine NT. During the dry season, vehicles can drive across this concrete causeway. During the wet season, it is a great place to fish and look out for saltwater crocs and other wildlife. No swimming. Be Crocise
Diversion Dam and Lions Park
Taking the Victoria Hwy towards Wyndham, cross over the Diversion Dam. The Information Bay will be 200m to your right, turn off Hwy into the Info Bay, the road to Lion’s Park is behind that. The surging water is a photographers delight.
Distance 8km = 10 min drive.
Lion’s Park is the area below the diversion dam gates. A great area for fishing, and maybe even spotting a few crocs. Have a picnic or launch a boat here. No swimming. Be Crocwise. Best photos are taken from the Eastern side.
Swim Beach and Lake Kununurra
Taking the Victoria Hwy towards Wyndham, take a left at the Swim Beach sign, before you get to the dam bridge. Distance 7km = 10min drive
Swim Beach—Launch a boat into Lake Kununurra, or have a swim or picnic. See the Sleeping Buddha rock formation from the beach. A tranquil swimming beach just outside o town with changing facilities, toilets, showers and a BBQ. It’s a great spot to launch a boat onto Kununurra Lake.
Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park
Distance 2km = 20mins walk or 5min drive (allow 2-3 hours to fully enjoy the park)
This scenic park is also known as the Mini Bungle Bungles because of its stunning rugged sedimentary formations. The eroded gorges of Hidden Valley are home to brittle red peaks, spinifex, boab trees and abundant wildlife—you may be lucky to see the Aboriginal artwork. There are three 800m walking trails that
lead to lookouts, an information shelter, tables, and toilet facilities.
Distance 2km = 20mins walk or 5min drive (20-30 minutes to climb to the top)
Kelly’s Knob is the highest point in Kununurra (194m). It offers a stunning panoramic view over the Township, Ord Valley and Lake Kununurra. From this point you can see the beautiful sandstone hills, Sleeping Buddha and the Ranges. Book in with Reception for your free drop off at the viewing area in time for sunset. It’s a short walk back to town afterward, just make sure you wear sturdy walking shoes to get down the side of the hill (1 km) or you can walk along the road (2km). As it gets dark very quickly in the Kimberley, you may want to take a torch, but it is not necessary.
Lily Creek Lagoon and Celebrity Tree Park
Distance 2km = 20mins walk or 5min drive
A walking track runs from the edge of town alongside the lagoon and into celebrity tree park. This is a nice spot for bird watching. Celebrity tree park is so called as the trees have been planted by visiting celebrities.
See if you can spot famous names such as John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, HRH Princess Anne and Richard Clapton. Good view of the rock formation “Sleeping Budda”. There is a children’s playground in the park