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Darwin To Kununurra Flights

Planning a trip from Darwin to Kununurra?

Embark on a memorable journey to the heart of the Kimberley with Nexus Airlines’ Darwin to Kununurra flights. Kununurra, located just 42 Kilometres from the Northern Territory border, serves as your gateway to some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes. From April to September, the dry season offers perfect weather for exploring the vast rock formations, lush farmlands, and vibrant waterways that are integral to this region. Book your Darwin to Kununurra flights from October to May to experience the dramatic transformations of the wet season, revealing a world of lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. You’ll even find that many tours and accommodations offer discounts during this period. A 7-10 day stay is ideal to experience the sights of Kununurra itself, while extending your visit to 10-14 days allows for deeper exploration into the areas of of El Questro, Lake Argyle, and Purnululu National Park. With diverse lodging options and excellent connectivity via Kununurra’s airport and highways, your adventure from Darwin to Kununurra awaits with Nexus Airlines.

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Darwin to Kununurra: Arrival Information

The main airport serving Kununurra is the East Kimberley Regional Airport (KNX), also known as Kununurra Airport. It is situated approximately 3 Kilometres from the town centre in Kununurra, Western Australia.

Upon arrival at Kununurra Airport, you’ll receive a warm welcome from the airport staff. You can then proceed to collect your baggage from the designated carousels.

Getting into Kununurra from Kununurra Airport is convenient with the following options:

  • Taxi Service: Available at the airport for a quick and easy transfer to town.
  • Car Rentals: Thrifty, Avis, and Budget offer car hire services for flexible transportation during your stay.
  • Hotel Shuttle: Select hotels in Kununurra offer an airport bus shuttle service. Ensure you enquire with your hotel prior to arrival for availability and booking information.

While there isn’t a public transport system in Kununurra, taxis and car hire are easily accessible. The township itself is extremely walkable, with an array of shuttles and tour services available to explore nearby attractions.

Darwin to Kununurra: Departure Information

Darwin International Airport (DRW) is located 13 km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara. As the major gateway for the Northern Territory, it facilitates both domestic and international flights.


  • ATMs, baby change facilities, baggage trolleys, charging stations, disabled access, lockers, shower’s, free high-speed WiFi.

ID Requirements
Passports are not required for domestic travel. However, if you do not have a driving license or another form of government-issued photo ID, it is advisable to carry your passport. All passengers must present identification at check-in.

Passengers are entitled to checked baggage. Additional baggage allowance can be purchased online prior to departure.

Check-in Details

  • Minors Traveling Alone (13-16 years): Identification for minors traveling alone must be provided by a parent or guardian at check-in.
  • Check-In Closure: 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Recommended Check-In Time: At least 45 minutes before your scheduled departure.
  • Boarding Gate Closure: 10 minutes prior to departure.

Our Guide to Kununurra

Local Tips

Best time of year to visit
The dry season (April-September) guarantees blue skies and moderate temperatures, ideal for exploring! While the wet season (Oct-May) offers spectacular opportunities for chasing waterfalls, either by land, air or water. Many tours and accommodation offering ‘out of season’ discounts.
During the dry season (April to September), Kununurra experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 14 – 31°C. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. From late October to November is the 'build up' where temperature and humidity levels are high. Storm clouds often threaten to open up however it's not until January/February that the wet season really kicks in. While a tricky time to travel with many tour operators closed, the wet season is when the Kimberley comes alive with raging waterfalls, flowing rivers and verdant lands replenished by the heavy rains.  
Recommended length of stay
To explore Kununurra and all its surrounding beauty, you will need at least 7-10 days. If you're planning on venturing further out to El Questro, Lake Argyle or Purnululu National Park, we recommend at least 10-14 days.
Everything from self-contained apartments, hotel style rooms to caravan parks and camping.
Kununurra has its own airport with daily domestic and regional flights. Sealed coast and inland highways suitable for cars, 4WDs and caravans.
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