Lake Argyle Resort, near Kununurra

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Kununurra (KNX)

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Visiting from Sydney to Kununurra

kununurra landscape

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.

Flight information

Fly Sydney to Kununurra (SYD to KNX)

The approximate time for a flight from Sydney to Kununurra is 5 hours and 40 minutes, excluding 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.

Arrival information

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.

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.