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Lake Argyle

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by Fiona (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer currently travelling Australia. We all have to see the land we call home.
Published January 9th 2014
Lake Argyle: A Good Dam Trip
Lake Argyle
Approximately 35,000 fresh water Crocodiles inhabit the Ord River system

Lake Argyle is the beating heart at the centre of the Kimberley regions agricultural industry and what is now a thriving ecosystem. Lake Argyle is a massive man made lake covering an area that ranges from 900 to 2000 square kilometres. Once cattle country, the area was dammed and filled after an arduous twenty year long project. It feeds into the Ord Irrigation Scheme including Kununurra Dam.

Lake Argyle
Take a relaxing Boat Tour of the magnificent Dam

Located 70km from Kununurra, the Argyle Lake is now a major tourist attraction. Tourists can enjoy recreational activities at the dam, take boat tours, camp and spot wildlife. The Historic Durack Homestead still stands having been relocated before the filling of the lake and is open as a museum to visitors.

Lake argyle, Durack Homestead, ord irrigation scheme, kununurra.
The Famous Durack Homestead Museum

The huge expanse of water that is Lake Argyle is classified as an inland sea and is in no way off limits to the public. Bring your boat, water ski's or canoe and explore the 70 islands and numerous hidden bays that can be found at Lake Argyle.

Fisherman of course are also welcome here. It is estimated that millions of fish and other freshwater creatures inhabit Lake Argyle.

Lake Argyle
Feed Silver Cobblers on your tour

With easy access, lots of wildlife, rich with history, all the facilities, plenty of tours and of course space for everyone Lake Argyle is a spectacular spot for any nature and water lover. Oh, and dogs are allowed too, at both the lake and the campgrounds.
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Why? Historical, magnificent and relaxing
When: All year around
Where: Lake Argyle
Cost: Varies
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