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Kununurra Guide

When is the best time to visit Kununurra?

Located in the north of Western Australia, Kununurra has two distinct seasons. Each offers travellers unique travel experience, and so becoming an incredible destination to explore no matter when you book your airfare to Kununurra. The dry season is from April to October. It's the best time to buy return flights to Kununurra if you want all the roads to be open and little chance of rain. Avoid the crowds by planning your trip outside of June and July. The school holidays fall over these months, and it's the most popular time to visit.

The wet season in Kununurra is from November to March. It's also one of the hottest periods to visit with daytime temperatures frequently reaching 40°C. If you're a landscape photographer looking at cheap flights to Kununurra, the wet season is a great time to visit so you can capture the spectacular lightning displays during any storms. The only downside to buying tickets to Kununurra over this period is that the Gibb River Road is closed. Iif you plan your trip towards the end of the wet season in March, you’ll be able to see the area’s waterfalls in all their glory.

What are the top tips for travelling with children to Kununurra?

Kununurra Picture Gardens

One of the coolest things to do with kids in Kununurra is the Kununurra Picture Gardens. It's an outdoor cinema on Coolibah Drive and it’s only open to the public during the dry season of March to November. If you've booked flights to Kununurra over that period, you can spend a balmy night with your loved ones watching a flick under the starry Kimberley sky. With a range of kid-friendly movies on the program, settling in for a movie night here is a great activity for families with flights to Kununurra. If you want to see what is on the line-up before you arrive, the Picture Gardens has an updated list of screenings on their website.

Mirina National Park

Mirina National Park is a must-visit spot for adventurous families with tickets to Kununurra. It's a short five-minute drive from the Kununurra Visitors Centre. You'll need a couple of hours to explore the walking trails. The hikes cut through the park with beautiful lookout points over the dramatic landscape. You can choose from four trails that range in difficulty and length. The shortest path is 400 metres and it’s a great option if you’ve bought flights to Kununurra for younger children who may not be up to the more arduous routes.

Kelly's Knob Lookout

After a long day of exploring the Kimberley region, bring the whole family to Kelly's Knob Lookout. You'll need to follow a road up to the highest point in Kununurra, and at the summit, you'll have sweeping views over Lake Kununurra and the Sleeping Buddha. If your flights to Kununurra arrive during the day, it's a beautiful spot to welcome you to the town and set the tone for your holiday.

Black Rock Falls

Take your family on a mini day-trip to Black Rock Falls. Located 10 kilometres from Kununurra, it's a beautiful little spot to cool down from the heat of the day. However, if you've booked tickets to Kununurra over the wet season, you may not be able to get here. The road is usually closed due to the heavy rains, and when it is open, it's only accessible with a 4WD.

What is the best way to get around Kununurra?

The best way to get around Kununurra is to hire a car. There isn't a local bus service, and most of the top things to do aren't within walking distance of each other. When you buy your return flights to Kununurra with Webjet, you'll have the option to add car hire to your cart. Alternatively, you can choose your car at East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX) upon arrival. It's a good idea to rent out a 4WD with your airfare to Kununurra. There are some beautiful places in the region which are only accessible via dirt roads.

Your only other transportation method in Kununurra is a taxi. You can pre-book a shuttle from East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX) to your hotel. Metered cabs are available, but aren’t always at the airport and need to be pre-booked prior to boarding your flights to Kununurra. Prices start at about $15 AUD.