Lake Argyle Tours

Lake Argyle is your first stop in Western Australia when travelling from the Northern Territory and the last of the Kimberley’s amazing attractions when leaving Western Australia.  The closest town is Kununurra, 70kms away.

The WA government completed the first stage of the project in 1963.  The construction of the Ord River Dam created a major storage reservoir called ‘Lake Argyle’ that was officially opened June 1972.  Lake Argyle was filled to storage volume by January 1974!   At normal, full level, the area of the lake is 980 square kilometres and impounds 10.7 million mega litres – that is over 18 times the volume of water contained in Sydney Harbour!  If the lake ever does flood to its maximum capacity then the volume will more than triple.  

The damming of the Ord River transformed a dusty, million-acre cattle station into a habitat for waterbirds, fish and crocodiles; the hills and ridges of the former station have become islands.

Take the time to visit and explore this fascinating area of the Kimberley!

Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise

Lake Argyle sunset cruise
Description:
4 hour cruise
Itinerary:
Departs Lake Argyle Resort at 2.15pm
Dates:
All year. Daily April to October. Limited departures November to March.

Full Day Tour Lake Argyle & the Ord River

Crusing the Ord River
Description:
Full day coach / cruise / cruise
Itinerary:
Departs Kununurra 8.30am. Returns 5.30pm
Dates:
April to October

Lake Argyle Lunch Cruise

Kimberley Durack website
Description:
3 hour cruise on Lake Argyle
Itinerary:
Departs Lake Argyle Resort at 10:30am. Returns 1.30pm
Dates:
Operates all year (limited departures November to March)

Bungle Bungle + Lake Argyle Adventurer

Aviair over Lake Argyle 1
Description:
3 hours (flight time 2 hours)
Itinerary:
Departures from Kununurra
Dates:
Available all year. Daily April to October 6am, 9am & 2.30pm

Lake Argyle Sunset Helicopter flight

Lake Argyle Resort aerial website
Description:
Approx. 24 minutes scenic helicopter flight
Itinerary:
Departs from Lake Argyle Resort
Dates:
April to October

Helicopter flight over Lake Argyle, Carlton Gorge & the Spillway

Lake Argyle
Description:
Approx. 24 minute scenic helicopter flight
Itinerary:
Departs from Lake Argyle Resort
Dates:
April to October

Best Of The Ord Waterways day tour

Ord River reflections 2 RM
Description:
Full day tour / cruise / cruise / tour
Itinerary:
Departs Kununurra 9am. Returns Kununurra 7pm
Dates:
Tour operates June - July - August

Coach to Lake Argyle & return boat cruise along the Ord River tour

Cruise the Ord River
Description:
Visit Lake Argyle & cruise the Ord River
Itinerary:
Departs Kununurra 11:30am. Returns 5.30pm
Dates:
Daily. April to October