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DETAILED INFORMATION

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOUR

Do you go cuckoo for birds? Then you’ll love our half day bird-watching expedition of Lake Argyle, a designated RAMSAR Wetland due to the large number and variety of birdlife found here. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on or around the lake including Yellow Chat, Purple Crowned Fairy Wren and the Long Toed Stint. At times, individual flocks of certain species can number in the tens of thousands.

Lake Argyle has also gained a reputation as one of the best locations in Australia to observe certain species that are often difficult to find elsewhere. A number of well-known birdwatchers regularly bring their clients to us, knowing that our experience and ability to find sought-after species is second to none. On previous trips, guests have been pleasantly surprised at sighting up to 113 bird species in one day! Lake Argyle Cruises’ owner, Greg, is a keen birdwatcher and he especially enjoys leading these trips. Please book in advance to arrange a departure to suit your itinerary.

Includes: Light breakfast, snacks, morning tea and coffee

Average Duration: 6 hours

Note: We specialise in observing wildlife, but due to the nature of wild animals it cannot be guaranteed you will see all that is described in our services.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

WHAT BIRD LIFE ARE WE LIKELY TO SEE OUT ON THE LAKE?

Lake Argyle is home to around 260 species of bird life. Common bird’s regularly seen on our bird watching cruise include: Yellow Chat, Sandstone Shrike-Thrush, White-Quilled Rock Pigeons, Pictorella Mannikins, various Sand Pipers & Dotterels & Plovers.

Depending on the time of year, you may also see: Painted Snipe, Long Toed Stint & Little Curlew. For a full list, click the link below.

If you have a specific bird species you are wanting to spot, please contact our office and speak to our sales team to discuss this further  on        +61 08 91 687 687

WHERE DO WE MEET ON THE DAY OF THE CRUISE?

We require all passengers to meet their skipper at the bottom of the Lake Argyle boat ramp on the morning of their cruise. Start times are very early, therefore we recommend staying at the Lake Argyle Resort the night prior.

We also suggest coming into our office the day prior to clarify the starting point and what to bring.

WHAT FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE PROVIDED FOR THIS CRUISE?

We supply cold water, tea & coffee and sweat biscuits throughout the cruise.
A light breakfast of cereals, raisin bread, fruit, yoghurt and juice is provided.
Fresh local melons for morning tea.
A selection of snacks throughout the cruise.

DO YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?

Yes, please mention at time of booking what your dietary requirements are. If you are concerned about severe allergies, your more than welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please make your allergy known to the skipper at the start of the cruise to ensure no cross contamination.

CAN WE BRING ADDITIONAL DRINKS/SNACKS?

You most certainly can, we just ask that you keep the items in a small cooler bag such as an insulated shopping bag and store these items under your seat.

IS THIS CRUISE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

We do have limitations due to the size of our boat, what our capacity is on the day and movability around the boat.
Please contact our sales team to discuss further 08 91 687 687.

CAN I BRING A STROLLER/PRAM ON BOARD?

Unfortunately not, we do have room restrictions on board our boats.
Please feel free to call our sales team to discuss your options 08 91 687 687.

DOES IT GET COLD ON THIS CRUISE?

During the months of June to August it can get cold out at Lake Argyle.
We recommend bringing a jumper or jacket and/or a change of clothes.

DO YOU HAVE CHANGE FACILITIES AND TOILETS?

Yes, both on board our boats and at our office.

IS IT SAFE TO SWIM IN LAKE ARGYLE?

Certainly, we do have freshwater crocodiles in Lake Argyle but these creatures don’t actively hurt humans. We swim in the deeper parts of Lake Argyle where they frequent less.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO LAKE ARGYLE FROM KUNUNURRA?

Lake Argyle is 70kms from Kununurra. The drive should take approx 50 minutes, but we recommend giving yourself an hour travel time.

IS LAKE ARGYLE ROAD ACCESSIBLE BY 2WD CARS?

Certainly is, Lake Argyle Road is sealed the whole way. There are some spots you will need to slow down due to the condition of the road and you do need to check the road conditions in the ‘wet season’.

IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE BACK TO KUNUNURRA AFTER THE CRUISE?

It will be dark by the time this cruise finishes. We advise to pay extra attention on the road as there is stray wildlife. We also advise to drink responsibly on the cruise.
Alternatively, we do offer return transfers from Kununurra. Please contact our sales team for more information 08 91687 687.

ARE THERE OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT THE LAKE?

Pop into our office, located 200 metres past the Lake Argyle Resort, our sales team will be happy to point out other points of interest.

There are many activities to do here at Lake Argyle including the Durack Homestead Museum, Walks and Look Outs, Infinity Pool, Canoe/Kayak and Paddle board Hire, Swimming, Fishing, Birdwatching, Scenic Flights, Pontoon and Dinghy Hire.

Whilst here come and browse through our amazing Zebra Rock collection and other lovely collectibles. 

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