Driving to Kununurra is not a problem whether you’re coming from within Western Australia or from Northern Territory direction – Darwin/Katherine, along the Victoria Highway. Drive with ease by the Victoria Highway, or be more adventurous and drive the famous Gibb River Road.
Kununurra is located at the top of Western Australia, and only 37km from the Northern Territory border.
The Victoria Highway is the main road link between Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Perth to Kununurra is 3225km, Broome to Kununurra is 1065km, Darwin to Kununurra is 848km, Katherine to Kununurra is 510km.
Driving between Broome to Kununurra on the Victoria Highway you can visit Geike Gorge near Fitzroy Crossing, Wolfe Creek Crater near Halls Creek and amazing Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) – the turn off to visit Purnululu is 273 south of Kununurra. You must have a 4WD to access Purnululu by road.
The Gibb River Road is 660km and takes you between Derby to Kununurra (or Wyndham) and is one of the Kimberley’s main attractions. Please note this is a gravel and heavily corrugated road with some water crossings, you definitely require a 4WD vehicle. We recommend allowing minimum 5 days to travel (more if your holiday allows) the Gibb River Road as there are so many great places to stop at. Tunnel Creel, Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls Home Valley Station, El Questro, Emma Gorge – just to name a few.
A lot of the main tourist attractions in the Kimberley are only 4WD access. There are a lot of places you can go in 2WD, however to give you the best Kimberley experience we recommend a 4WD for your holiday.