This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kununurra.
Kununurra is located in the north of the Australian state, Western Australia. This small town is surrounded by many different tropical fruit plantations and agricultural farmland, and is where many backpackers and budget travelers end up working in one of the many fruit-picking jobs.
Not far from Kununurra is the Mirima National Park, which is home to various sandstone and rock formations. There are many walking trails here -- you'll find something for all fitness levels and ages. If you're visiting Mirima National Park, it is worth hanging around for the sunset.
There are a number of different Kununurra hostel or backpacker options, all of which offer private and dorm rooms. Most Kununurra hostels have a communal garden area, some with a swimming pool and barbecue area. Most hostels in Kununurra have a fully equipped communal kitchen. Not all Kununurra hostels provide free Wi-Fi or internet; it is worth confirming this at the time of booking. Some hostels in Kununurra also provide free parking. There are also some camping and caravan parks, budget motels, and more luxury hotels and resorts located in the town.
Hostel staff can help arrange day trips and tours to the surrounding national parks and attractions. Day trips to the Bungle Bungles can also be arranged, as well as to Lake Argyle. One-day or multi-day canoe or kayaking trips are also popular activities.
There are several supermarkets in Kununurra, as well as many good restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and a handful of taverns. A hospital, a couple of banks, and ATMs are dotted around the town.
Written by local enthusiast for Kununurra hostelsKelly Sheldrick