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ORD RIVER & LAKE ARGYLE SUNSET CRUISE COMBO
COMBO CRUISE GALLEY
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOUR
Join us for an absolutely Ord-some day in the East Kimberley, cruising the mighty Ord River and then sipping bubbly while the sun sets over Lake Argyle.
The fun begins at 9am when you’re collected from your Kununurra accommodation and whisked away to the Marina to begin your Ord River (Lake Kununurra) cruise. This river system boasts stunning scenery, gorgeous gorges and a myriad of bird and marine life. Keep your camera handy as you may get some happy snaps of some happy snappers! The Ord’s most famous resident is the freshwater croc and, if we’re lucky, we’ll spot a few. Continuing upriver, we’ll anchor at a riverside picnic area and feast on a mouth-watering buffet lunch.
We’ll then take an exhilarating cruise as we navigate the narrow, fast flowing sections to the Ord Top Down. Boarding the coach, cross the dam wall enroute to Lake Argyle village and the historic Durack Homestead Museum.
The day just keeps getting better as we board our next boat and head out to sea – an inland sea, that is! At full capacity, Lake Argyle is 21 times the size of Sydney Harbour and is known as an inland sea. We’ll cruise through ‘the Heads’ and enter the northern end of Lake Argyle, meeting our resident wildlife along the way. Learn the amazing history of this magnificent lake before settling in for a swim and some complimentary nibbles, accompanied by beer or bubbly. As the sun sets and the sky turns orange, we’ll raise our glasses to an unforgettable day.
The coach will drop you back to your Kununurra accommodation at around 7pm.
Includes: Complimentary lunch, afternoon tea and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Average Duration: 10 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.
The Durack Homestead Museum is closed between October-April.
Imagine living in a place where crocodiles outnumber humans; where you’re hours from the coast, but the sea is your front yard (an inland sea, that is); where flocks of birds can number into the tens of thousands; and where each day’s sunset has the potential to be the best you’ve ever seen.
When Greg began operating in 1999, he knew he’d never tire of showing this incredible part of the world to others. Two decades (and thousands of guests later) Lake Argyle Cruises remains the number one choice for exploring this magnificent part of the Kimberley.
Our fleet of purpose-built cruise vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views, immersing you into the breathtaking landscape that the Eastern Kimberley is renowned for. Our team’s passion and knowledge, together with our fantastic products have earned us the Holy Grail for any tour company – a five star rating and Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
Whether you’re spotting for wildlife during one of our cruises, hiring a dinghy and throwing in a line, drifting across the water on a stand-up paddle board, or soaking in the magic of an East Kimberley sunset, you’ll experience the heart and soul of Lake Argyle with us, Lake Argyle Cruises!
Dress ‘Kimberley casual’ – shorts, t-shirt and sandals. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, camera and binoculars! If you are sensitive to the cold, bring a light jacket to wear while we are motoring. Wear your swimwear and pack a towel for your swim at the end of the cruise. Warm clothing may be required from June to August.
“We did this cruise as a combo with Triple J Tours from Kununurra. Up the Ord River with Triple J and then sunset cruise on Lake Argyle, bus back to Kununurra. It was a fantastic day and can highly recommended it. Gary was our skipper on the Lake Argyle Cruise and provided us with excellent information during the cruise.”
Q7919GUmaryc, Mullaloo, Australia
“Loved the sunset cruise and the day cruise with Triple J and Lake Argyle Cruises totally worth doing”
robynt939, Mackay, Australia
“Did an wonderful trip down the River Ord with Triple J tours: excellent commentary on the Ord River irrigation scheme from Greg. Saw lots of wildlife. We had the picnic buffet lunch at their lunch spot on the riverbank – a great range of lunch items (no dessert, but none needed) and it was all very enjoyable. This is a beautiful area and the Ord River Cruise was a lovely way to see so much.
We did this as part of the “Ord River and Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise Combo” booked through Lake Argyle Cruises.”
JanKofMelbourne, Melbourne, Australia
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
We supply cold water, tea, coffee and sweet biscuits throughout the cruise.
A picnic lunch is provided riverside with a selection of goodies.
Drinks and nibbles are provided at sunset time.
No, we are not licensed to sell beverages on board but you are more than welcome to bring a few extra with you, we just ask to bring them in a small size bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, both on board our boats and at our office.
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.
Lake Argyle is 70kms from Kununurra. The drive should take approx 50 minutes, but we recommend giving yourself an hour travel time.
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’.
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.
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.