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).

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Two Weeks Fishing, Two Weeks Off
by: Birgit

I had to laugh about that line, I can imagine it so well! I used to do a fair bit of work at Argyle Diamond Mine myself. Nothing has changed here. The blokes only go to work to recover from their fishing trips!
Sounds like you had a fantastic time here in Kununurra. I think for people who enjoy fishing and the bush Kununurra is as close to paradise as it gets.

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