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Direct Flights to Kununurra
Melbourne to Kununurra - Making it easier with ‘The Kimberley Express’
From May 2020, there will be direct flights from Melbourne to Kununurra, making the journey only 4 hours to the Kimberley for you to discover iconic destinations such as El Questro, the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), Lake Argyle, the Gibb River Road and the northern-Kimberley coast as well as iconic events such as the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in May, perfect timing.
Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane based travellers will also gain the benefits of the Melbourne to Kununurra flights by allowing them to escape the cold and explore the warm remarkable Kimberley with only one easy connecting flight.
What is the flight schedule?
You will no longer need to stop off or make multiple connecting flight! The flights will be operated by Alliance Airlines on an 80 seat Fokker and bookable through code-sharing airline, Virgin – don’t forget to collect your Velocity Points.
With a flight time of less than five hours one-way, the service will run four times a week from May to August (during the Kimberley’s peak season). You could even make it just a long weekend getaway!
What will the price be?
Along with saving time, you will also be saving on travel expenses. Economy tickets are priced from $399 one-way and business class tickets are priced from $1499 one-way. You will need to be quick, seats will sell like hotcakes.
The Kimberley Hit List!
There is so much to do and see, make the most out of your time in the Kimberley by experiencing these top locations to tick of your list…
The heart of the Kimberley offers endless amount of adventures and bespoke accommodation options framed by the Cockburn Range. Enjoy beautiful hikes, relax in a thermal hot spring, splash under waterfalls, cruises down gorges, go 4 wheel driving, catch barramundi, dance to live music, take a heli-tour to the surrounding areas including the Bungle Bungles. It’s the perfect Kimberley base.
The gateway town to the East Kimberley, and a great base if you’d like to explore some of Western Australia’s most remarkable natural attractions. Adventure is synonymous with Kununurra, home to lakes, rivers, waterfalls and barramundi. It’s easy to see why the name means "Big Water" in the language of local Aboriginal people, who have roamed this landscape for thousands of years. Shop for rare pink diamonds, have lunch at the Hoochery Distillery and stock up on beauty products from the Sandalwood factory. Find more information here.
About 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Kununurra, man-made Lake Argyle is Australia's largest expanse of fresh water. Home to about 30,000 freshwater crocodiles and a third of Australia's bird species, it's a wonderful place to take to the water on a lunch or sunset cruise, which you can book through Lake Argyle Resort. The lake is also the home to one of Australia's most unexpectedly beautiful infinity pools, which you'll experience for yourself if you stay at Lake Argyle Resort.
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre
The centre operates artists’ studios and galleries and supports more than 100 artists as painters, printmakers, wood carvers, boab engravers, sculptors and textile artists. Cultural tours and performances compliment the visitor experience with a rich insight into Miriwoong culture. All proceeds from art sales, art commissions and cultural tourism is returned to the community to support our ongoing program of arts and cultural projects.
Mimbi Caves and campground
Nestled at the foot of the Emmanuel Ranges and just a short drive off Great Northern Highway, the campground has a Gooniyandi name “Jarlarloo Riwi”; Jarlarloo meaning Coolamon tree and Riwi meaning camp. Modern amenities, hot showers, BBQ shelter, secluded camp sites and a friendly welcome awaits you at Mimbi Caves Campground.
Arrive early to take part in a Mimbi Caves Tour, an inspiring guided tour of one of Australia’s most spectacular and significant natural geological sites. Mimbi caves is a place of deep spiritual significance to the Gooniyandi people as well as being one of the most significant Devonian fossil sites in the world.
Pentecost River Crossing
The river flows through the Durack Range, north of El Questro Station where it meets with the Chamberlain River, then continues across the Gibb River Road, edge of Drysdale River National Park, West Arm and eventually into Cambridge Gulf. The river can be 60+ metres wide with the water often flows quickly just after the end of the Wet Season.
Bungle Bungle Range
Rising 300 metres above the grass-covered plains that surround them, the orange and black sandstone domes known as the Bungle Bungle are one of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks. The world heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range is located within Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.We look forward to welcoming you to the Kimberley!