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Somewhere in the remote wilderness of the Kimberley region in the far north of Western Australia, there is a magnificent lake set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery on earth...

Lake Argyle

Australia's largest freshwater lake!

Location

LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is located in Lake Argyle village, 200 metres past the caravan park on the left hand side, adjacent to the first look-out turnoff.

Latest research estimates up to 25,000 Johnstone RiverFresh Water crocodiles inhabit Lake Argyle. Rock Wallabies thrive in rocky crevices close to the waters edge. Euros (Wallaroos) on the islands have adapted to feed on the lakes aquatic plants. Home to almost 1/3 of Australia’s bird species, Lake Argyle is designated a RAMSAR wetland of International Significance.

We specialise in observing wildlife, but due to the nature of wild animals it cannot be guaranteed you will see all that is described on our services. At the 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.

Ecosystem

Encompassing an area of up to 2000 square kilometres, this lake supplies clean freshwater to a thriving agricultural system and a clean source of energy (hydroelectric) to the East Kimberley region, including the world’s largest diamond mine.

The lake is a unique ecosystem home to an amazing array of wildlife - 25,000 Freshwater crocodiles, 26 species of native fish, 90 islands which are home to various marsupials and reptiles and approximately one third of Australia's bird species which at times, can number in the tens of thousands.

There is no better way 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.

The Team

Between skippers Greg Smith and Matt Kelly they have over 26 years of experience on the lake.

Greg Smith - With 15 years experience on the lake Greg holds a vast knowledge on the history and ecosystem of Lake Argyle. His real passion is birdwatching. With at least one hundred species of birds at the lake at any one time he can spread his knowledge on one of the very informative birdwatching cruises.

Matt Kelly - Greg's right hand man, Matt has over 11 years experience on the lake of which seven have been skipper for Lake Argyle Cruises. He prides himself on his wealth of knowledge on the Lake, and in particular the Durack family history.

How to Find us

From Kununurra: Head east 35km’s along the Victoria Highway. Turn right onto Lake Argyle Road and follow for 35km’s. Arriving into Lake Argyle village our office is located 200 metres past the caravan park on the left hand side. Take a look on our contact page for the address and map.

From Katherine/Northern Territory: Following the Quarantine Checkpoint at the border, drive 7km’s and turn left onto Lake Argyle Road. Follow for 35km’s before arriving into Lake Argyle village. Our office is located 200 metres past the caravan park on the left hand side.

Alternatively you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the view on one of our daily return coach trips from Kununurra. For more information, feel free to get in touch.

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