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.
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.
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.