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New Direct Flights to Kununurra

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published August 15th 2019
Melbourne now has 4 hr direct flights to the Kimberley
Direct flights Melbourne to Kimberley
Photo Credit: Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley


If you fancy a long weekend or a holiday with a difference, then new direct flights from Melbourne make exploring the Kimberley a lot easier and cheaper.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Flights from Melbourne will leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while the return journey will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The new flights are on trial but will operate between May and August 2020 and then go on if successful.

Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park ‏
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Tickets are already on sale through the Virgin Australia website, or can be purchased through a travel agent.

The flights will be four hours long and operated by an Alliance Airlines' 80-seat Fokker 70 aircraft.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Economy tickets on the Melbourne to Kununurra service are priced as low as $399 one-way all inclusive, with business class seats also available.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Tickets are now on sale through the Virgin Australia website, or can be purchased through a travel agent. The flights will be four hours long and operated by an Alliance Airlines' 80-seat Fokker 70 aircraft.

Previously flights took anything from 9 to 12 hours as it meant changing planes in places such as Darwin. And prices were over a $1000 dollars. The direct flights mean travellers now have options as to where they start and end their Kimberley adventure.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Kununurra is located in the east Kimberley close to natural wonders such as the Bungle Bungle Range, the waterways of the famous Ord River and Lake Argyle (the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere), and the waterfalls, gorges and epic landscapes of El Questro.

fishing barramundi
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What to do from Kununurra

Known as 'big water' in the local Aboriginal language, Kununurra is rich in Aboriginal culture. Take a tour and discover the region through the eyes of an Aboriginal elder. You can go mud crabbing and spear fishing, try local bush tucker, hear Dreamtime stories, and visit local art galleries such as the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts centre in Kununurra.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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See the rare Argyle pink diamond at Kimberley Fine Diamonds from the world-renowned Argyle diamond mine, and watch the master jewellers at work.



Visit WA's oldest continuously operating still, the Hoochery Distillery, or take home a beautifully crafted piece of 600-million-year-old Zebra Rock.

Kununurra is also a good base for an epic road trip. The 660-kilometre Gibb River Road which runs from Derby in the west Kimberley (near Broome) to Kununurra - is one of Australia's most iconic 4WD trails through gorge and waterfall country, pockets of rainforest and cattle stations.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Camp overnight under the stars, stay at one of the region's unique glamping accommodations or indulge at El Questro Homestead or the Grass Castles at Home Valley Station.

Take a short drive out of town and explore the 'mini-Bungles' of the Mirima National Park, climb Kelly's Knob lookout for 360 degree views of Kununurra.

Flights Melbourne to Kimberley. Kununurra, new flights to the Kimberley from Melbourne
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Go fishing. Hire a boat, fish from the land or join a tour and attempt to catch a prized Barramundi. There are even heli-fishing tours to access some of the region's most remote fishing spots.

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Why? Explore the outback
When: Available now for 2020
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Where: Kununurra
Cost: From $399 one way
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