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Lake Argyle Cruises

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Address: | Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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+61 8 9168 7687
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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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A must do cruise

Lake Argyle cruises with Greg is a must do when your in the East Kimberley. Greg has a wealth of knowledge of the area and has the Aussie wit as he shows off the beauty of Lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Argyle cruises with Greg is a must do when your in the East Kimberley. Greg has a wealth of knowledge of the area and has the Aussie wit as he shows off the beauty of Lake Argyle. We were delighted as Greg took us to where there were young two month old crocodiles so cute and vulnerable to a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hired a nice boat for 4h. Got an informative introduction from Greg in person. He told us how to use the boat, where we could find the best waterfalls, where we could spot wallabies and also a cliff where we could safely jump off. Had a great time exploring the lake and swimming under waterfalls. Must do if you are... More 

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

Thank you for your review Kerstin V Our 4.2 Mtr Hire Dinghy is very popular, and more so at this time of the year when people want to explore the waterfalls at their own pace. there is so much to see and do close by the boat ramp, and it is a great day being able to explore this area... More 

Kununurra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing day on the Water from start to finish ! this tour is absolutley worth every bit . 19 yrs of experience and still loves what hes dbing ! Well done Greg Will be going again hopefully soon. Best afternoon in a long while . My son went home beaming

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

Thank you for your review Carpen89 Lake Argyle is definitely an impressive body of water and even after 19 years operating on the Lake it always amazes me! It was a pleasure to show you part of our majestic Lake and hope that you return to see it again in the near furure. Regards Greg More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cruise is fantastic. Such beautiful scenery, heaps of wildlife. Learnt a lot of the history of the area from our skipper slash tour guide slash waiter slash comedian Greg.

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

Thank you for your review Anna G Lake Argyle in the wet season is a spectacular sight to see, and it was my pleasure to be able to show you our majestic Lake. I hope you come back and visit us again in the future. Regards Greg More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our cruise to Lake Argyle. Whilst waiting for our boat we watched a short documentary about how the dam was constructed. Amazing. Lovely buffet style lunch with drinks. We pulled up on a remote beach, ate & you were able to take a swim.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of visiting Lake Argyle and booked in for a Sunset cruise with Greg from Lake Argyle Cruises. It was a great afternoon with expert commentary and wonderful sights of Lake Argyle. Greg really knows his stuff. This is a huge expanse of fresh water with 21 times more volume than Sydney Harbour. Greg took us to some... More 

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

Thank you for your review Roy B I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us on Lake Argyle. Lake Argyle in the wet season is just amazing, and allows us extra time due to the later sunset to show you the incredible wildlife and scenery. The swim at sunset with a refreshing beverage tops off the afternoon. I... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredible cruise at sunset on New Year's Eve and a great welcome to WA for us. It was 3.5 hours and normally that would be too long on a boat but we enjoyed every moment. Greg, the skipper, was absolutely wonderful. He has been doing this for almost two decades and that showed - he was able... More 

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

Thank you for your review HayleyL9290 With the immense size of Lake Argyle we only see a portion of the Lake in the amount of time we have on the Sunset Cruise, and most people find that the time flies! The wildlife and scenery here at Lake Argyle amazes me even after 19 years, and makes showing our back yard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do and with Lake Argyle Cruises, having someone like Greg as the skipper and host is the difference. Very knowledgeable and personable the tour was well worth doing and having a swim at Butler Falls was something enjoyed by all. Scenery sells itself , thanks again Greg :) Francine and John Rajander

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

Thank you for your review I do believe that Lake Argyle is a must see attraction when you visit the East Kimberly. We do have the experience to be able to show you the wildlife and scenery at the Lake and hopefully our informal style of commentary makes an enjoyable experience. I hope to have you cruise with us in... More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a brilliant cruise with Greg as the skipper. Informative, entertaining and a whole lot of fun. We did the sunset cruise and this is one of those things that when we visit again, we will do it again. Great service, relaxing and a "must do"!

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

Thank you for your review Pauldee863 We do try to make the Cruise informative but in a relaxed style, and a with little humor along the way. Over the Wet season especially it is so easy to be relaxed, with the waterfalls to visit and have a dip in the ideal temperature water. I am pleased you enjoyed the cruise... More 

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

Great tour , the skipper told you about the area & how the dam was made , & also showed us the local wildlife .

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

Thank you for your review Kat2025 I am pleased that you enjoyed the Cruise on Lake Argyle. i hope to see you here again in the future. Regards Greg More 

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