Boat Cruises

Boat Cruises on Lake Argyle and the Ord River Gorges

Cruise Lake Argyle on board the “Kimberley Durack”  – a very stable 50 seat catamaran, purpose built to cruise Lake Argyle.  Its spacious futuristic design gives excellent all round viewing, comfortable seating plus a side and rear deck for easy access for the perfect photo opportunity.  The detailed design of the Kimberley Durack includes easy wheelchair access, a servery for morning and afternoon teas, and modern toilet facilities.

You can enjoy a smorgasbord Lunch on the Lake or a magnificent Sunset Cruise.  Early morning breakfast cruises are also scheduled when availability is limited on our Luncheon Cruise or Sunset Cruise.

Contact us for a copy of our 2017 brochure.

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KD on Island side profile brochureKDL: Kimberley Durack Lunch Cruise **

Discover amazing Lake Argyle on this 3 hour exploration of great scenery and unique wildlife with a smorgasbord lunch included.  You will be amazed at the unbelievable size of this huge expanse of drinkable freshwater! Highlights of this cruise include a stop on one of the many islands on Lake Argyle plus lunch and a swim in the pristine waters of Australia’s largest man made, freshwater lake.

Enjoy an expert commentary from your highly experienced tour guide/skipper including information about the history of the area and the Ord Irrigation Scheme.  There are some great photo opportunities up close to wildlife including crocodiles, birdlife, rock wallabies and more!

Josh at the BBQLunch with beverages included plus tea, coffee, iced water available throughout the cruise.

Courtesy coach transfer departs at 10.15am from the Lake Argyle Resort or join one of our Day Tours from Kununurra departing at 8.30am.

Returns 1:30pm to Lake Argyle Resort.

Includes:

  • Morning tea – tea & coffee, cake or biscuits & cold drinks
  • Stop at a remote island for lunch and a swim
  • Delicious BBQ lunch including cold meats, salads.
  • Complimentary beer or wine and soft drinks to enjoy with lunch.

Pricing:

  • Adults $125
  • Seniors $120
  • Children (3-15yrs) $70
  • Family (2A 2C) $370 ($65 per additional child)

Note: Please ensure that you bring warm clothing (a jacket or sweater) during the cooler months (usually mid June to mid August).

** Check out our Day Tour packages that include a pickup from accommodation in Kununurra to join this cruise!


IMG_5075 (2)KD2: Kimberley Durack Sunset Cruise

Experience the true diversity of the ever-changing landscape of Australia’s largest body of fresh water on this 3 to 3.5 hour afternoon of exploration of Lake Argyle.  Departing from the Lake Argyle Resort at 2.15pm, your adventure begins with a close up view of the main dam wall, intake structure and quarry blast site.  From there, cruising through ‘the Heads’, leads us to the expanse of Pintpot Bay and beyond.  The skipper, whilst providing informative commentary, guides the specially designed vessel amongst numerous small inlets and bays in search of local wildlife include Freshwater Crocodiles and their many nesting sites.  The cruise continues out to the largest of more than 70 islands Island on the Lake.   Hagan Island is over 7km long and is easily recognised by the landmark Mount Misery towering over the now submerged site of the original Argyle Downs Homestead after which Lake Argyle is named.  Heading west into the sunset this ancient land will mesmerize.  We stop for a refreshing swim in the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands and as the sun sets we serve a cheese & pate platter, dips and crackers with complimentary beer and wine.  The coach returns you to the Lake Argyle Resort at dusk.

Durack with people - rear shotA range of complimentary refreshments are available throughout the cruise including: Tea, Coffee, Iced Water, soft drinks, juices, homemade cake or cookies and then enjoy sunset with complimentary cheese platters, dip and crackers with beer, wine and champagne.

Courtesy coach transfer departs at 2.15pm from the Lake Argyle Resort.
Returns 6pm (approx) to Lake Argyle Resort

Includes:

  • Afternoon tea – tea & coffee, cake or biscuits & cold drinks
  • Swim stop in Lake Argyle
  • Enjoy complimentary beer or wine and nibbles at sunset

Pricing:

  • Adults $95
  • Seniors $90
  • Child (3-15yrs) $60
  • Family (2A 2C) $290 ($50 per additional child)

Note: Please ensure that you bring warm clothing (a jacket or sweater) during the cooler months (usually mid June to mid August) and bathers are a must!  Swimming in Lake Argyle is an experience not to be missed!


Heidi side profileCoach Transfers from Kununurra to Lake Argyle Resort

Operates April to September (oct to March limited departures – please call to confirm availability)

Departing from your accommodation in Kununurra at 8.00 – 8.30am.

Transfer inclusions:

  • Scenic Coach tour along Lake Argyle Road from Kununurra
  • Argyle Downs Homestead Museum
  • Visit Lake Argyle Resort and the famous Infinity Pool
  • Coach transfer back to your accommodation arriving in Kununurra at approx: 3.45 – 4pm (+/- 15mins)

Infinity Pool Day GuestPricing:

  • Adults / Seniors One way:  $35
  • Adults / Seniors Return:  $50
  • Child (3 – 15yrs) one way $20
  • Child (3-15yrs) Return $30

Depart Lake Argyle 3pm return to your accommodation in Kununurra at 4.00pm (approx).

Minimum numbers may apply in low season


 LAJ: – Lake Argyle Day Tour

“A great way to experience the famous Ord Waterways of the East Kimberley”

Travel by coach from Kununurra for 70kms through the magnificent landscape of the Carr Boyd Ranges to Lake Argyle. Your tour includes a ground tour of the Durack Family Argyle Downs Homestead Museum and a visit to Lake Argyle Resort to see their stunning infinity pool. Join the Kimberley Durack Lunch Cruise (see KDL description opposite) to enjoy an unforgettable morning on Lake Argyle. Return to Kununurra with a relaxing cruise along the Ord River, enjoying the spectacular scenery of Carlton Gorge and Lake Kununurra.

Departs: 8.30am from Kununurra
Return: Approx 5.30pm to Kununurra

Includes:

  • Pickup and drop off at selected locations in Kununurra
  • Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea
  • Island stop on Lake Argyle for lunch and a swim
  • Kimberley Durack Lunch cruise – 3hrs
  • Ord River cruise – 3hrs

Pricing:

  • Adults $320
  • Seniors $315
  • Child (3-15yrs) $215

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KD2ORD: – Best of Ord Waterways Day Tour

Depart Kununurra and travel up the Ord River enjoying the stunning scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna of Lake Kununurra and Carlton Gorge. Stop for a sumptuous buffet lunch at one of their riverside camps before cruising up to the Ord Top Dam. Board the coach for a drive across the Dam Wall and a stop at a scenic lookout before arriving for a comfort break and the chance to see Lake Argyle Resort and their iconic “infinity pool”. Depart the Resort at 2.15pm for your transfer to the boat ramp where you will board the “Kimberley Durack” for a 3.5 hours sunset cruise on stunning Lake Argyle (see KD2 description opposite). Enjoy complimentary beverages and nibbles whilst swimming and watching the sun set over the majestic Carr Boyd Ranges. Your return coach transfer arrives back in Kununurra at approx. 7pm.

Departs: 9am from Kununurra
Return: Approx. 7pm to Kununurra

Pricing:

  • Adults $295
  • Seniors $285
  • Child (3-15yrs) $205 (Infants 0-2 years travel free on parents lap)

Please note – this tour operates from June to August.


LAB: Best of the East Kimberley in a Day

KAT Floatplane LandingLake Argyle Resort, Kimberley Durack Lunch Cruise & Scenic Floatplane Flight over the Bungle Bungles

Limited Departures April to October 2014 departing at 8.00 – 8.30am from Kununurra.

Includes Lunch plus transfers to & from your accommodation in Kununurra.

Duration:Full day Tour commencing at 8.30am.

LAB Tour includes:

  • Scenic Coach tour along Lake Argyle Road
  • Tour of the Argyle Downs Homestead Museum
  • Visit the Lake Argyle Resort and the famous Resort Infinity Pool.
  • KDL Luncheon Cruise on Lake Argyle (see KDL cruise details above)
  • Amazing 3&1/2 Floatplane flight over the Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle, Argyle Diamond Mine, Carr Boyd Ranges, the Ord River & Carlton Gorges plus Lake Kununurra and the Packsaddle Farming Area.
  • Includes afternoon tea at a remote island beach on Lake Argyle.
  • Drop off to your accommodation at aprox 5.30pm +/- 15 mins(Sunset)

Pricing:

  • Subject to availability of both tours – please call or email us for prices & availability

Other Tours

We can help organise and book any of your Kimberley tours to help to ensure that you get the most from your visit. Many exellent tour operators provide tours throughout this region. Whether it be a day trip in the Bungle Bungles, a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls, or a fishing trip to catch the elusive Barramundi. We can help….

The friendly staff at Lake Argyle information desk are able to help you with all your tour bookings, please contact us for further information.

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