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Lake Argyle Cruises

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Address: | Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9168 7687
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is the original tour company on Lake Argyle. We offer a...

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.

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Had a great day !!

We cruised the massive Lake with our 3 girls (15,13,9) it was absolutely beautiful. We fed fish, we watched massive fresh water crocs and then had a lovely swim in the middle of... read more

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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We cruised the massive Lake with our 3 girls (15,13,9) it was absolutely beautiful. We fed fish, we watched massive fresh water crocs and then had a lovely swim in the middle of the Lake with a beer and champagne in the water. To top it all off we got to watch the sun go down over the Kimberly !!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Camped on an island in Lake Argyle after a cruise around the lake seeing crocodiles and archer fish. Swimming off the boat and jumping off cliffs into the lake. Woke to an absolutely spectacular sunrise. Our captain Taschi was great, knew his stuff and talked us through the planets and the stars in the night sky.

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Thank Tom A
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Tom A. Camping on Lake Argyle is a unique experience some of our tour groups undertake. There is nothing better then watching the sun set over the ranges then watching it rise again in your own quiet part of the lake. Its always fun spotting crocs and playing with the Archer fish. Tachi will be... More 

Rowville
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very professionally done and beautiful afternoon and sunset cruise . Don't miss it, very good value. As other reviewers have stated there was plenty of wild life and magnificent scenery-- a good family trip. We had champagne and nibbles as we watched a magnificent sunset. Some people jumped in and had a swim and were served, in... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review gerardelizabethb. Our Sunset Cruise is a brilliant way to see what the lake has to offer and there is nothing better then finishing your day off with a beer or champagne watching the sun set over the ranges. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day, great cruise, staff were very knowledgable, highly recommend this cruise. Everyone enjoyed it. The scenery was amazing.

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ricci M. Glad you enjoyed your time with us out at the lake. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Broome, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sunset tour, the skipper Matt was very professional and knowledgable. We saw Crocs, Rock Wallabies, Fish and heaps more. Stppped for a swim and nibbles. it is well worth doing a cruise with this company.

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Broomepeople matt has been here at the lake for around 14 years, and this experience shows in his knowledge of the lake and the history of the area. I am please that you enjoyed the Cruise and hope to see you here again in the future. Regards Greg More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money. Excellent day out and very informative. Matt was a great skipper and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend but book early to avoid disappointment.

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Andrew B. Our Best of Lake Argyle cruise definitely show cases the Lake Argyle area and Matt produces a fantastic cruise. Bookings in advance are required particularly through our busy season. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Gold Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Argyle cruises offer daily boat trips on the lake. Sadly all sunset cruises were booked out so we took a short morning cruise. Greg our boat driver was very knowledgable educating all on board about the wild life/rock wallabies and fresh water crocs and fish. He was also a wealth of information about the building of the dam wall... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Aija B. Unfortunately it is an extremely busy time in the Kimberley's and we do recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Our morning cruises are very similar to the sunset cruises with the information you receive and the area you cover. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes awesome sunset cruise ..so professional ....Beautiful place ..would definitely say A MUST TO DO HERE IN KUNUNNURA !!!

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Shirley S. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us, it is definitely a beautiful part of the world. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cruise explores many bays and mountain ranges of the lake ,superb reflections ,lots of crocs and other wildlife ,extremely likeable crew with lots of information about the area,great swimming in the middle of the lake all topped off with the best sunset we have seen anywhere in the world.A first class must do trip ,especially good when combined with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sunset cruise is a must if your staying the night at lake argyle caravan park! We would definitely recommend lake argyle cruises. The afternoon started on a high with bus driver Ben giving everyone a laugh and just didn't look back, very informative and funny tour guide Greg! The highlight was definitely having a beer and glass of champers... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review AusTrip16. We all like to have a laugh, especially when on holidays. Swimming is a must in the lake especially with the warm water temperatures and a nice cold beer. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and had a pleasant experience. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

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