The Township of Kununurra was gazetted in 1960 and is the youngest town of the East Kimberley. From its humble beginnings as a small settlement that catered for the workers employed for the construction of the Diversion Dam, Kununurra today is a vibrant centre that offers modern services, shopping facilities, an intensive agriculture, mining and tourism sector, a host of community activities and a lifestyle that suits the 6000 people that call Kununurra home. Although modern in its structure Kununurra retains a lot of its ” laid back” feel and it is this quality that brings many people to town, either to settle here or just to visit
The East Kimberley has quite a varied weather pattern ranging from the low 30’s during June / July up to hot and often humid low 40’s during the wetseason months of Nov /Dec/ January. It’s very laid back and casual so you will need to pack cool casual clothing to suit. There are a variety of restaurants and eating houses that require neat casual attire so pack appropriate clothes just in case you wish to dine out on some special occassion.
The region chock full of bush walks, historical strolls and adventurous explorations into spectacular gorges or cascading waterfalls so you had better put in some comfortable walking shoes, at least a two litre water bottle, a wide brimmed hat and cool comfortable walking clothes. Our evenings can get a little cool so pack a light jumper, pullover or coat.
From about November on the weather changes dramatically, the temperature rises to around the 40 degree mark and the nights remain warm. The humidity also rises at this time, a time locally refered to as the “build up”. A time of the year that sees the buildup of storm clouds and threatening skies but little rain.
The wettest months are in January and February and although not the ideal time to be travelling, these months offer some of the most spectacular sights of raging waterfalls, roaring rivers and a land replenished by the rains. kununurratourism.com
Set between a vast red desert and azure blue sea, alongside a pure white beach lies the charismatic town of Broome. Often called the gateway to the Kimberley, Broome was founded as a pearling port over a century ago and as a result, has become a melting pot of many nationalities. The pearling industry still remains a vital part of Broome, proudly producing the worlds finest pearls.
If you like to unwind, Broome is your ideal holiday. Stroll on the world famous twenty two kilometres of pristine white sand that is Cable Beach, swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and at the end of the day, take in another glorious sunset.
Broome has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and all budgets from first class Bed and Breakfasts and Resorts, to Backpackers and highly acclaimed Caravan Parks. Complementing Broome’s natural beauty and quality accommodation venues is an array of dining, entertainment, day and extended tours that will simply amaze you. www.broomewa.com/
Two and a half hours drive north of Port Hedland, or three and a half hours south of Broome is Eighty Mile Beach renowned for endless stretches of white sand lapping onto turquoise water and excellent fishing and bird watching.
Here you can see magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean and enjoy the glorious solitude of sharing your slice of beach with no one.
Every year a half a million migratory shorebirds descend on Eighty Mile Beach, a rich food source, flying in from their feeding and breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle.
Eighty Mile Beach has a caravan park offering camping, caravan and cabin accommodation.
Port Hedland is a dynamic town of 15,000 people located in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The original inhabitants, the Karriyarra people, call the place Marapikurrinya for the hand shaped formation of the tidal creeks coming off the natural harbour.
The lifestyle is relaxed and open. The Town’s location on the ocean provides for a variety of aquatic leisure activities including superb fishing. Whales and nesting flatback turtles can be seen in season. Millstream and Karijini National Parks are within easy driving distance, while Broome and the Kimberley are also within reach. …www.porthedland.wa.gov.au/
If you’re looking for a holiday full of wonder with magnificent landscapes, pristine beaches and nature in all its glory, both in the water and on dry land, then look no further than Exmouth, Western Australia. The town was originally established to support the Communications base located at the North West Cape. While the base is still operating at a reduced capacity the town has reinvented itself as the gateway to Ningaloo reef making it a top tourism destination. Tourism is now the major industry contributor to our economy.
Ideally positioned, a holiday in Exmouth offer access to the rugged beauty of the Cape Range National Park contrasted with the aquatic splendour of the world renowned Ningaloo Marine Park. …..www.exmouthwa.com.au
Carnarvon lies between Exmouth and Monkey Mia, 904km north of Perth. The largest town in the Gascoyne region, Carnarvon offers sparkling beaches, brilliant displays of wildflowers and spectacular ocean blowholes. www.discoverwest.com.au