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“SUP on lake Argyle”

Lake Argyle Cruises
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in Kununurra
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is the original tour company on Lake Argyle. We offer a range of scenic cruises catering for individual travellers as well as tour groups. Our fleet of purpose built vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views that leave many customers exclaiming words such as “amazing”, “breathtaking”, and “unbelievable”. Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest expanse of fresh water. It boasts over 26 species of native fish and supports a commercial fishery as well as the newly established Aquaculture industry. Latest research estimates up to 25,000 Johnstone River Fresh Water crocodiles inhabit Lake Argyle, Rock Wallabies thrive in rocky crevices close to the water’s edge, Eros (Wallaroos) on the islands have adapted to feed on the lakes aquatic plants. 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 this brochure. At Lake Argyle village above the Main Dam you will find motel style cabins, shop, bar, restaurant and a caravan park. Drop in and try the local catch, “Silver Cobbler” delivered fresh daily. Nearby is the Historical Durack Family Homestead Museum. The inland sea was created in 1971, by damming the mighty Ord River, forming a storage reservoir to supply one of the country’s largest and most ambitious irrigation schemes. What was once “Argyle Downs”, a million acre cattle station, is now an immense body of water amid a largely untamed and rugged wilderness in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Aptly named “Lake Argyle”, this majestic waterway can at times encompass and area of more than 2000 km2, a volume of water equivalent to 54 Sydney harbours. With its ever changing moods and landscapes it has developed into a unique eco-system, home to an amazing array of wildlife. There is no better was to capture all of this outstanding beauty than to take a cruise with Lake Argyle Cruises. We offer a selection of tours catering for the individual traveller as well as large tour groups. Specialised charters such as bird watching, bush walking and exploration can be arranged with prior notice.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Spent a nice relaxing arvo on the lake exploring with friends on stand up paddle boards hired from Lake Argyle Cruises. A cheap way to experience a little bit of the lake

Date of experience: May 2016
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thank you for your review Annambrocia.

It definitely is a great way to see the lake from a different angle.
We have plenty of Stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes for everyone to enjoy.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cruise on LA. The scenery and water were just beautiful and we all loved this outing. We did it as part of a camping tour in the Kimberley. It was very interesting to hear and see of the daming of the Ord River and the creation of LA and the Ord River (irrigation) scheme.

Out tour/cruise guide Matt was great. Very friendly and knowledgable . Helped us catch some fish. The swimming was just perfect at sunset and our tour camped overnight on one of the islands.

I would go back tomorrow and do it again.
I was told by friends later that the boat ride from the dam wall back down the river to Kununurra is also great.

John from Canberra

Date of experience: May 2016
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thank you for your review johnm4873.

We offer many different experiences on the lake for our customers and tour companies.
The particular trip you experienced is a great way to see Lake Argyle at different times of the day with a relaxing atmosphere.

We hope that if you are back up this way or have friends visiting the Kimberleys, you think of us for your itinerary.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Once again Greg does an informative and educational tour of the magnificent Lake Argyle. champagne with dips n biscuits whilst floating in the lake at sunset to finish. Perfect

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Leanne963
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thank you for your review Leanne963.

Lake Argyle is definitely a magnificent lake.
If you are a local make sure to mention it when booking your next cruise!!

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

A enjoyable afternoon, loved the reassembled Durack Homestead. The Lake is so huge to give you an idea 20 X Sydney Harbour in area. We got to have a swim in the very warm waters. We had biscuits and afternoon tea and coffee. Fauna, flora and fish as well as crocodiles were seen. The sunset was brilliant we were served champagne and dips to finish off. Recommended.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

They say that the best experiences are delivered face-to-face by an experienced and knowledgeable guide and Greg of Lake Argyle Cruises is proof of that. Thanks for a wonderful tour - your knowledge and local insights were greatly appreciated. Very laid-back, friendly tour with amazing views. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rob_0013
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