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SUNSET MAGIC - EX LAKE ARGYLE
SUNSET MAGIC - KUNUNURRA
SUNSET MAGIC GALLERY
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOUR
As the old saying goes, “red sky at night, sailors’ delight” and there’s no better way to experience a breathtaking Lake Argyle sunset than out on the water! On our popular sunset magic cruise, we’ll explore the rugged northern end of Lake Argyle while navigating through some of the lake’s 90 islands and inlets. Our Skipper will entertain and inform with commentary on the natural history and development of Lake Argyle, The Ord River Irrigation System and the Aquaculture Industry. You’ll encounter Rock Wallabies, Crocodiles, Wallaroos (Euros) and the diverse array of birdlife that call Lake Argyle home. You’ll be delighted and awed by the Archer Fish that shoot water up at your hand with amazing precision. You’ll watch a Catfish feeding frenzy (also known by the fancier term of ‘Silver Cobbler’) and perhaps you’ll even be enticed to come back out on one of our fishing trips. As the sun sinks behind the glorious Carr Boyd Ranges, you’ll enjoy a complimentary drink and a light snack to make the most of this magic time of day. With rugged red cliffs reflecting into the blue water, Lake Argyle is the ultimate place to catch the last golden rays of the Kimberley sun.
Includes: Complimentary afternoon tea with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Average Duration: 3.5 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.
“Having already done a similar thing on the Amazon, I was a little wary of this cruise. How wrong could I have been – from the time we were picked up and taken to Lake Argyle to the time we were dropped off back home again, it was nothing but sensational – from the knowledge imparted to us from Greg on the way and then continued on by Gary on the boat – to the absolute beauty that is Lake Argyle – to the swims in the lake (not to mention the nibbles and drinks we were able to enjoy as we swam !!) – it was just a delight and I couldn’t have been happier that we decided to do this cruise. Thanks Greg to you and all of your crew – excellent”
Thank you Greg for an absolutely memorable time on & in Lake Argyle.
I did this cruise with a couple of friends, one being local to the area, and we were all amazed by the history lesson Greg gave us out on the boat.
We stopped at several interesting landmarks, swam twice in the water, saw a fresh water crocodile and then witnessed the amazing sunset.
This is a must do if visiting the area”
Jenjen_c371, Blayney, Australia
“We decided on the sunset cruise. It was a good cruise that became great with the commentary and knowledge of our guide. It became magnificent when we stopped and could jump in the lake to enjoy a champers, beer and floating nibbles watching the sun set all whilst sitting on pool noodles floating in the middle of the pristine Lake Argyle. Travelling back to the landing in the dark was exciting and mystic. Well worth it. Highly recommend it.”
Mandy-lou45, Wallaroo, Australia
“SUNSET CRUISE…..Wow, what an amazing experience, one we will never forget. We were blessed to be the only group on the boat so had an ‘exclusive tour’ (but this is a smaller boat than the other company so less people anyway). Mitch was our guide, he was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable of the area, he let the kids have a drive of the boat and pick some tunes to have a dance to when they got bored of the history. We stopped to feed the rock wallabies, wallaroos, fish and got upclose and personal with a freshie. We also got the first rain of the season while on the lake…..magical! Highly recommend.”
“Truly get your money’s worth with this sunset cruise! You meet at the Lake Argyle store / cafe place and take short bus ride to the dock and are on your way. The driver provides a very knowledgeable commentary regarding the construction of the dam forming Lake Argyle as well as a complete history of the area – including the Durak family. Quiz him – he knows it all! He also points out numerous animals (wallabies, crocodile, and fish (watch those Archer fish!!) and geographic features. The snacks and drinks come out in time for a sunset swim in the middle of the lake if you so choose. Beautiful!”
lad0206, McKinney, Texas
“We chose this cruise for the second time around. Why? Well the boat is smaller than its competitors and it makes your experience feel more like you’re out with some mates on the lake. Our guide for this cruise was Mitch and he was just sensational-with the right amount of humour thrown in (thanks Mitch). After the nature tour and background regarding the construction of the lake sit back, enjoy a swim with cheese and bikkies and a beer/bubbly and watch the spectacular sunset. Recommended; don’t miss out.”
RobS885, Melbourne, Australia
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
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.
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.