Kununurra is a bustling, busy town on the edge of the Kimberleys – some would call it the entrance to the Kimberleys as most people start the Gibb River Road from this side. It’s an attractive town and two of the caravan parks are located on the banks of Lake Kununurra, and have the Mirima National Park (sometimes known as the ‘mini bungle bungles’) as a backdrop.

If you’ve done the Kimberleys then there still a few things to do around town. We visited the Kangaroo Haven wildlife shelter just out of town and spent a couple of hours one afternoon, helping the kangaroo lady feed all her animals.

At the Kangaroo Haven, they have more than just Australian animals - this one's a pet parrot from South America. 
At the Kangaroo Haven, they have more than just Australian animals – this one’s a pet parrot from South America.
This peculiar looking bird is a Bittern, currently in recuperation before being returned to the wild. 
This peculiar looking bird is a Bittern, currently in recuperation before being returned to the wild.
The wallabies and kangaroos are really the focus of this place - there are dozens of them - all different species and different ages, all being raised by Mandy until they can be released.
The wallabies and kangaroos are really the focus of this place – there are dozens of them – all different species and different ages, all being raised by Mandy until they can be released.
This little guy was fascinated by Azzy's shoe laces for some reason.
This little guy was fascinated by Azzy’s shoe laces for some reason.
Ahhhh, dinner time, check out that face!
Ahhhh, dinner time, check out that face!
You scratch my ear, I'll scratch yours.
You scratch my ear, I’ll scratch yours.
Ollow was a natural with this little guy. They are drinking milk made from a milk powder, just like baby's formula only it's around $200 per month per kangaroo.
Ollow was a natural with this little guy. They are drinking milk made from a milk powder, just like baby’s formula only it’s around $200 per month per kangaroo.
I made a friend here too.
I made a friend here too.
This is Mandy and her oldest kangaroo who can never been returned to the wild as he is completely blind. She's had him for 8 years.
This is Mandy and her oldest kangaroo who can never been returned to the wild as he is completely blind. She’s had him for 8 years.
No, this isn't a photo of a Corella's bottom half, it's a photo of a Frogmouth owl, can you see him?
No, this isn’t a photo of a Corella’s bottom half, it’s a photo of a Frogmouth owl, can you see him?
Ollow absolutely fell head over heels in love with this parrot!
Ollow absolutely fell head over heels in love with this parrot!

Kununurra also has a number of regional retail businesses – such as aboriginal art galleries, an argyle diamond store, a Sandalwood store and even a rum distillery.

This is Peter from Artlandish art gallery, kindly giving the kids a school lesson about the symbols used in indigenous artwork - the kids can now identify spinifex bushes, campfires, women, men, and different types of bird tracks in the artwork.
This is Peter from Artlandish art gallery, kindly giving the kids a school lesson about the symbols used in indigenous artwork – the kids can now identify spinifex bushes, campfires, women, men, and different types of bird tracks in the artwork.
We went to the Zebra Rock Art Gallery just out of town and fed the fish on their property.
We went to the Zebra Rock Art Gallery just out of town and fed the fish on their property.
We saw these catfish looking creatures, black jewfish, archer fish, and turtles, all in the space of a couple of minutes.
We saw these catfish looking creatures, black jewfish, archer fish, and turtles, all in the space of a couple of minutes.
This freshwater croc came out of Lake Kununurra to say hello to the caravan park guests one afternoon.
This freshwater croc came out of Lake Kununurra to say hello to the caravan park guests one afternoon.

After 5 nights in Kununurra it was finally time to move on and say goodbye to WA before crossing the border into the Northern Territory. We’ve spent 4 months in Western Australia and it was starting to feel like home.