Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern extremity of the Kimberley approximately 45 km from the border with the Northern Territory. Kununurra is the largest town in Western Australia north of Broome, situated in among the scenic hills and ranges of the far north-east Kimberley region, having an abundance of fresh water. Tourism, farming and mining have also become important to the local economy. Be sure to visit the scenic Ord River and nearby Bungle Bungle Ranges and taste the local fresh melons and mangos.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Kununurra (KNX)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Kununurra
Fly Melbourne to Kununurra (MEL to KNX)
The approximate time for a flight from Melbourne to Kununurra is 5 hours and 30 minutes, not including the connection time in Darwin.
When to visit
May to August is the the best time of year to visit Kununurra. As part of the region's official 'dry season', the weather is cooler and all tourist attractions are open. In May, the humidity drops, and temperatures range from 19-33°C, while June ranges from 16°C nights and 30°C days making it a popular time to visit and enjoy a river cruise. If you visit in August, you can catch the Kununurra Races.
What is the main airport called?
The East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX). Locally known as Kununurra Airport, is an airport in Kununurra, Western Australia. The airport is located 3km from town.
Arriving in Kununurra
The friendly staff at Kununurra Airport will greet you when you land and from there, getting into town is easy.
Getting into Kununurra from Kununurra Airport
For the short trip to town, there is a taxi service available from the airport to town. It's also possible to hire a car through Thrift, Avis or Budget to get around during your stay.
Getting around Kununurra
The main ways to get around Kununurra is to hire a car or there is a taxi service that services the town, for a convenient way to get around. There are scenic flights available to book or join one of the many tours. Some tours also include a cruise on Lake Argyle – the largest man-made lake in the southern hemisphere - or to the Argyle diamond mine, world famous for its exquisite pink diamonds. There’s even the opportunity to go heli-fishing and chase the mighty barramundi on the wildest rivers.
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What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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