The Kimberley region of Western Australia has the world’s largest deposits of the exquisite and rare pink diamonds.
But an Kununurra, the gateway town to the East Kimberley, there is another shining jewel – the Kimberley Grande Resort.
It’s a freehold resort with 72 spacious ground floor rooms, including poolside, garden and family rooms and spa suites, and with an outstanding rate of return. It is situated in one of Australia’s most fascinating tourist areas.
Priced at $4,750,000, the Kimberley Grande also boasts a beautiful 25m saltwater pool, a large surrounding grassed area, guest laundry, tour desk, sports bar and a bistro. It is the only accommodation in the region with three function spaces.
The rooms are fully equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and TVs.
Blair Macdondald, from Resort Brokers, said as well as being an important tourism centre, Kununurra had a thriving agricultural industry that supported large numbers of visitors.
“The Kimberley Grande has an excellent rate of return and it is currently under management, and that management team is ready to stay on for the new owners,” Mr Macdonald said.
“There is a very experienced staff to assist with the transition, and the property represents a great opportunity as tourists come back to Australia.”
The resort is a great base from which to explore some of Western Australia’s most remarkable natural attractions, including the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and its beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Range. Kununurra means “Big Water’ in the language of local Aboriginal people, who have roamed this landscape for thousands of years, and the area is home to lakes, rivers, waterfalls and barramundi.
Depending on current COVID restrictions, the Kununurra airport is serviced by commercial flights from all major Australian cities via Darwin, Broome and Perth. It is about a 10-hour drive from Broome or about six hours from Katherine, in the Northern Territory.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said international borders would reopen to double-vaccinated visa holders from February 21 as COVID-19 cases and ICU admissions continue to decline. This would mean a dramatic upsurge in tourism.
It is the exciting announcement Australia’s tourism sector has been waiting for.
International travel is only at 15 per cent of pre-COVID levels, so opening borders will have a dramatic effect on tourism sectors and iconic Australian destinations.
Domestic routes would also get a vital boost from the return of international travellers.
The Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park is one of Australia’s most dramatic tourist destinations. It’s a four-hour drive from the Kimberley Grande, but the dramatic landscape and striking colours of the World Heritage-listed site are can also been seen from the air, and air tour companies are only a few minutes from the resort.
Just five minutes from Kununurra is Mirima National Park, with its 350-million-year-old sandstone cliffs, amphitheatres, gullies and ridges.
Aboriginal tour companies take guests through the park while showcasing the culture and history of the original custodians of the land, as well as teaching guests about traditional songs, indigenous bush tucker and art.
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