It is always nice when you travel to a new remote area to know a few gems about it.
Kununurra is an agricultural town located 40 kilometres west of the NT and WA border. It is as hot as it is remote, surrounded by large rock formations trapping the heat and creating oven like conditions with temperatures reaching in excess of 45 degrees Celsius.
Traditionally a backpacker destination due to the abundance of seasonal farm work, if you do make the trek to this remote community you may want to seek respite from the searing heat.
Swim Beach is a public picnic ground and a part of the Kununurra Dam system located a few kilometres west of the township right before the Ord River Bridge on Victoria Highway.
The clear waters of Kununura's Swim Beach are a welcome sight to many.
Dogs are allowed on leash and the water is cool and deep. With a rope to swing off lots of shade it is an ideal spot for a picnic and a catch up.
You can also launch your boat or PWC at the boat ramp located at Swim Beach. Just be sure to avoid the dam wall due to a strong current and definitely do not cross the wall to the other side as that is where you will find the saltwater crocodiles.