Heading off from Darwin to Broome is a journey over 20 hours when taking the bus and Kununurra is the perfect place to break the trip in half. Unless you're here to pick fruit, fish or take part in another activity, there really isn't much t do here besides drink at one of two main pubs.
Gullivers Tavern and the Kununurra Hotel are the two more popular hangouts, with Gullivers sporting a decor of vintage motorcycles. Why? Because nothing goes better than alcohol and motorcycles. Gullivers does have live music, decent food and plenty of flat screen TVs to keep your mind busy while you wait for the next bus out of town.
Around town, there is the backdrop of Boab Trees, a wide tree that starts showing up when you cross over the NT / WA border. The trees are also found on most souvenir merchandise found in northern WA.
What else do people in Kununurra do for fun? Think up funny car license plates. If this person actually is driving a car while being blind, then I am sorry for laughing and I will also advise people headed here to pay more attention when crossing the street.
The natural surrounds make for a nice walk but won't take you more than a day to check off. Mirima National Park is walking distance from town and makes for a great time waster, walking through a couple of the footpaths that wind in and out of the millions of years old rocks formations. According to Lonely Planet, it's like a mini-Bungle Bungles. If it's the real Bungles your after than take one of the many tours that depart from Kununurra.
Kelly's Knob is a very nice knob, if only it wasn't so long.... to get to when walking. The view from Kelly's knob offers a glimpse of Kununurra and its surrounds. You can walk here as well, just try to go either early or late in the day as the scorching heat makes the trip to Kelly's knob uncomfortably hot.
If you have a vehicle, drive out to Lake Argyle or the Lily Creek Lagoon for a day of even less hustle and bustle by the water and that sums up Kununurra. The best advice if you're heading here is to expect nothing, that way you'll never be disappointed.
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