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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:The Durack Homestead Museum is closed between October-May.
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.
“I booked a cruise called Best of lake argyle and I tell you what we went from one end to the other ,left to right and every where in between finishing off with a swim and a beautiful lakeargyle sun set with a glass of champagne. The new boat is amazing with a very easy to use front swim deck the lowers into water and a ramp ladder that everyone found easy to use. Greg’s knowledge of lake argyle is the best around. Courtney in the front office and do’er of everything else was fantastic to deal with and nothing was hassle. Lots of food on board and we even had local produce water melon and rock melon for days. Tea and coffee was available and easy to make your own while the boat was travelling.
Greg pointed out lots of birds and a couple of fresh waters crocodiles.
Family friendly too
I drove my self to lake argyle but there was a bus available to book a transfer on if you didn’t have a car.
What a wonderful part of the world you live in and will definitely come again when I’m back at lake argyle”
“Yesterday I took the 6hr tour of Lake Argyle with Greg. 2 companies with similar names can be confusing but this tour was superb. Lunch rolls, tea coffee biscuits, fresh local fruit, and drinks and snacks at sunset. Great value, excellent info and Greg was a great host. He knows his stuff.”
“This place was just incredible. Greg was a fantastic tour guide, his knowledge of the area was very impressive. We done the half day Best of Lake Argyle cruise which included a swim and watching the sunset. Worth every $ and would gladly do it again. Thoroughly recommend this tour and this company. Outstanding.”
Canning Vale, Australia
“Thank you Greg,
What an amazing backyard you have.
Your “Best of Argyle Tour” was fantastic, not only did we get to see some amazing scenery, but the wild life was spectacular.
The whole afternoon from start to finish was great, well organised, there was plenty of food, drinks and information.
The sunset beautiful and the full moon coming up over the lake was lovely.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend to everyone.”
Ken & Debbie
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
We supply cold water, tea & coffee and sweat biscuits throughout the cruise.
Ham/chicken/Salami and salad rolls or wraps for lunch with soft drink or juice.
Fresh local melons for afternoon tea.
Dips and crackers, beer, wine, champagne and soft drink or juice for Sunset.
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.
We recommend coming out to Lake Argyle 1-2 hours prior to your cruise departure time. Our Sales Team are more than happy to show you what else there is to do here. Pop into our office, located 200 metres past the Lake Argyle Resort, whilst here come and browse through our amazing Zebra Rock collection.