Kalumburu, Western Australia
Kalumburu and Kalumburu Community (formerly Drysdale River Mission) are both bounded localities within the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Western Australia. They are located on the banks of the King Edward River. Kalumburu Community is the northernmost settlement in Western Australia. Kalumburu Community is remote from any main roads — the nearest is the Gibb River Road, 270 km to the south via the Kalumburu Road.
The wild, rugged, magnificent landscape of this area has been home for many thousands of years to the Kwini and Walmbi, the Cambra - Kulari people. Evidence of their passing is preserved in the rock art sites which abound in the north Kimberley.
Things to see and do
* Aboriginal artwork
* Kalumburu Community
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 413 approx
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – Access may be gained to Kalumburu by gravel road during the dry season only. It is some 550 kms from Kununurra in the south east and 650 kms from Derby in the south west. In addition, light aircraft access from Kununurra or Wyndham is provided all year round, thanks to an excellent airstrip at Kalumburu. Both these towns are some hour and a half flying time.