Friday, 13 November 2015

Kununurra, Western Australia.

Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia.  It's on the easterly aspect of the Kimberley Region, approximately 37 klm from the border with the Northern Territory.
Kununurra has an abundance of fresh water, conserved by the Ord River Diversion dam and the main Ord River Dam.
Tropical agriculture crops are grown along with Sandalwood.  Previous post on Sandalwood at Kununurra [ here ]

 Kununurra is 3,040 klm (1,889 mi) from Perth, Western Australia.

We stayed in a Caravan Park for several days in Kununurra.
If we didn't go out in the afternoon I would sit outside under the awning in my new chair bought in Darwin and fall to sleep.  It was rather humid and the temperature range was 33 to 35 degC in the day and about 17degC at night.






Part of the caravan park and Mirima National Park, known also Hidden Valley.


Lake Kununurra and the park before it.


Zoomed in to take this shot.


A large Boab Tree.


More of the grounds and boab trees


28 comments:

  1. Kununurra and the Ord River project / scheme. Wow - that is sure some place to visit
    and has been voted one of the top spots to visit in Australia. Quite remarkable that in being so
    remote.
    Well at least you could have got water if desperation set in - the Boab Tree!
    I think I'd be pretty careful if I went out in one of those dinghies as shown and
    not fall out - "Smiley Charlie Croc might be watching me".
    The caravan park looks particularly well looked after - with shade for vans and vehicles.
    That Ord River project was certainly some ambitious scheme to undertake and the success
    has been astonishing indeed.
    Great report and photos. Margaret.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Plenty of boab tree in that area Colin..
      Magnificant fete that Ord Rover Scheme. Water is plentiful there..
      When the suns glow shines on the red rocks, now that is really something you woukd never forget.

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  2. Hello M it is beautiful thank you for taking us all along. It sounds hot to me:) Take care and enjoy. Hugs xo G

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  3. It looks beautiful, though those temperatures are waaaaay too hot for me. Even 17 at night is out of my comfort zone.
    Thanks you taking us along.

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    1. Oh really too hot in winter for you. We love it, but the we are all different.

      You are welcome..

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  4. I didn't realise it was so green up that way.

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    1. Plenty of water at Kununurra, that's why is so green...

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  5. I loved the pictures of the lake and gardens,you breathe an atmosphere of tranquility.

    Kisses

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  6. Margaret /I really like and admire the baobab tree simply fantastic. The park looks nice

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  7. Must be very relaxing to stay there.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Love coming along with you WA is a place I've never been so all new and interesting to me.
    Merle.................

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    1. That's nice :) i hope you find my future posts on WA enjoyable..

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  9. Beautiful, Margaret. I especially love the Autumn colours!

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    1. Linda, the colours are of the late afternoon sun on the landscape, and it was winter :) this year.

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  10. Looks like a nice area for a few days relaxation, plenty of trees for shade.

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  11. I loved Kununurra - although I'm a fair weather traveller who's only ever been there in winter! I can't imagine what it's like in summer :D

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    1. I can't imagine either, would like to try summer but doubt it...certainly would be different..

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  12. Schöne Bilder der große boab Baum ist klasse.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  13. I love the Boab trees. They grow around the Glenden area, too...the bottle tree is the town's emblem.

    Kununurra is great name, I reckon! Love the photos...very enticing. :)

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    1. Well I didn't know you had boab trees over your way...I do know.
      Easy to say Kununurra once you get the hang of it.....thank you.

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