Four Years in Kununurra
by Brent Scott
Living in Kununurra for four years gave me the opportunity to see a lot of the Kimberlies. Especially with my job. I was working at Argyle Diamond Mine for the four years. I had a roster of two weeks on, two weeks off, and I had a special group of friends there. We lived life in the bush to the fullest.
A lot of people say two weeks work, two weeks R&R. But we liked to call it two weeks fishing, two weeks off.
I crossed the Gibb River Road from start to finish four times, and god knows how many short trips I have under my belt. Fishing trips to the Pentecost and Durack rivers were a must every break.
I have since moved from Kununurra to Darwin, and I now explore Kakadu and the surrounding rivers quite often.
I have been travelling on and off for about twelve years, and when people ask me what my favourite spot was I don't hesitate in saying the Kimberlies.
To anyone thinking about a trip to the top, I would recommend timing your trip to enjoy.
If you like the thought of Barra fishing then come up in the build up (about Sept-Oct). It's bloody hot but the fishing is good and the roads are open.
If you like the scenery come up a little earlier like May-June. Just check road conditions first (it's a lot cooler too).
If you have any questions drop us a line at nicola72 @ bigpond.com.
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