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Kununurra

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[[Image:Mirima National Park.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Mirima National Park]]
[[Image:Kellys_knob_sunset.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Kelly's Knob ablaze at sunset]]
Though the dry is typically the peak tourist season, the wet is arguably the best time to see Kununurra. The monsoonal weather brews up billowing thunderclouds flashing with electrical storms that make for some beautiful sunsets. The ensuing downpours create rushing cascades to usually dry waterholes and bring a flush of new green growth to the landscape. If you can endure the humidity and incessant rain, you will see a Kununurra that many miss.
* <listing name="Kununurra Visitor Centre" alt="" directions="" address="75 Coolibah Dr" phonedirections="+61 8 9168 1177" email=" [email protected]" faxphone="+61 8 9168 25981177" url="http://www.kununurratourism.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 8 9168 2598">Your best source for free pamphlets about services in Kununurra, maps and Kimberley themed knick-knacks. Staff can be are quite helpful in answering your questions, and even more so if you look interested in booking provide a free tourbooking service. This not for profit visitor centre receives commissions to fund their fantastic services.</listing>
==Get in==
* <listing name="Avis Car Rental" alt="" directions="" address="208 Konkerberry Dr" phone="+61 8 9169 1258‎" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="‎http://www.avis.com.au/" hours="" price="">Can arrange pick ups from the airport.</listing>
* <listing name="Thrifty" alt="" directions="" address="Bandicoot Dr" phone="136 139 (+61 8 136139‎9169 1911)‎" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://rentacar.com.au/" hours="" price=""></listing>
==See==
The rest of the time there are plenty of ways to get something cold and numbing to slake your thirst.
* <drink name="Hoochery Distillery" alt="" address="300 Weaber Plain Rd" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 2467" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.hoochery.com.au/" hours="M-F 9AM-4PM, Sa 9AM-noon" price="$49-135 per bottle, $10 for a tour" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">The oldest continuously operating rum distillery in Western Australia, the Hoochery uses local cane sugar to make some pretty potent booze. Though it is aged in oak barrels, it's still a harsh gulp, but the high alcohol percentage (up to 70%) hits in the right way. Lunch is served from 12noon until 2pm daily and home made cakes with various 'rum' flavourings are also available, although a bit pricey for the sliver received. Tours of the distilling operations run twice a day.</drink>
* <drink name="Liquorland" alt="" address="Lot 2252 Konkerberry Dr" directions="attached to Coles supermarket" phone="+61 8 9168 3723" url="" hours="12AM-7PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Stocks a limited selection of WA wines, imported beers and the most popular spirits. Their walk in freezer is a nice place to browse the aisles on a hot day.</drink>
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Kununurra" alt="" address="Lake Kununurra" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 1031" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/wa/east_kimberley/lake_kununurra" checkin="" checkout="" price="Camping sites From $35, Standard Cabins from $169 and Deluxe Cabins from $269 "> Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Kununurra is the only park situated on the lake itself and is set on over 10 acres of Australian bush. There is an abundance of wildlife around the park as well as plenty of in-park facilities such as swimming pools, camp kitchen,BBQ's and boat hire. The relaxed waterfront setting offers a real holiday freedom.</sleep> * <sleep name="Ivanhoe Village Caravan Resort" alt="" address="Cnr Coolibah and Ivanhoe Rd" directions="" phone="+61 8 9169 1995" url="http://www.ivanhoevillageresort.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Powered site $3033-3638, cabin $10580-210240" lat="" long="" email="big4kununurrareservations@westnetivanhoevillageresort.com.au" fax="+61 8 9169 1985">On the outer edge of town, this oldie caravan park and campground has numerous camp sites that spread to the local football oval to meet demand in the peak season. The ''Barra cabins'' feel a bit rudimentary are basic but clean and comfortable for the price, but the two bedroom ''Ivanhoe Suites'' look like a bargain if you bring friends.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Kimberley Croc YHA" alt="" address="120 Konkerberry Dr" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 2702 or in Australia 1300 136 702" url="http://www.kimberleycroc.com.au" checkin="" checkout="" price="High season rates are given. It's a few dollars less in the low season. 8 bed dm: $28; 4 bed dm: $30; Dbl: $95; Dbl with bath: $110" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Bang in the middle of town, 600m away from the Greyhound bus stop, this hostel is the best of the backpacker options. It has everything you expect, plus a pool and a nice communal kitchen. Pickups from bus station or airport can be arranged in advance.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Kununurra Town Caravan Park" alt="" address="40 Bloodwood Dr" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 1763" url="http://www.townpark.com.au" checkin="2PM" checkout="10AM" price="Powered site: $26, Villa: $115" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Hidden away in town are shady grassed caravan/tent sites and air-conditioned studio or villa rooms. Facilities to make use of include the shaded swimming pool, plentiful hot water showers, internet and a campers kitchen with possibly the cleanest BBQ in the entire top end.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Lakeview Apartments" alt="" address="224 31 Victoria Hwy" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 0000" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.lakeviewapartments.net/" checkin="2PM" checkout="10AM" price="$200-300380" lat="15° 46' 55.30'' S" long="128° 44' 16.21'' E" email="[email protected]" fax="">Domesticated couples and families or big groups business travellers might find these 1-3 bedroom self contained apartments suitable to their style. The rooms surround a shaded swimming pool with spa next to a BBQ area. Guests have been impressed by the friendly owners helpfulness.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Lakeside Resort" alt="" address="50 Casuarina Way" directions="" phone="+61 8 9169 1092" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.lakeside.com.au" checkin="" checkout="" price="$160-180">What the rooms lack in style, they make up for in views. Though it's right on the edge of Lake Kununurra, it is nonetheless somewhat inconveniently located in a residential area, a lengthy walk from the useful part of town.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Country Club Plaza Resort" alt="" address="47 Coolibah Dr" directions="" phone="+61 8 9168 1024; 1800 808 999" url="http://www.kununurracountryclub.com.au" checkin="" checkout="" price="$194-216, cheaper weekly rates" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A fairly upmarket place, but the quality doesn't quite match the premium price. Modern rooms scattered through a tropical garden with a pool and popular but overrated restaurant. A courtesy bus can take you to/from the bus station or airport if you arrange in advance.</sleep>
* <sleep name="The Kimberley Grande" alt="" address="20 Victoria Hwy" directions="" phone="+61 8 9166 5600" url="httphttps://www.thekimberleygrandekimberleygrande.com.au/" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="$150-280" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]thekimberleygrandekimberleygrande.com.au" fax="+61 8 9169 1172">This is about as upmarket as Kununurra can offer. But the large modern rooms have enough style to satiate your expectations if you want some luxury to take refuge in after a day in the sun.</sleep>
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