Lake Argyle – Western Australia

The drive into Lake Argyle is one of the prettiest drives I have done the Lake Argyle Road, a spectacular 35km scenic drive into the Carr Boyd Ranges. The Resort & Caravan Park are in the village at the end of Lake Argyle Road just 1km from the Lake Argyle Dam Wall.

Lake Argyle is Western Australia’s largest and Australia’s second largest freshwater man-made reservoir by volume. The reservoir is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and is located near the East Kimberley town of Kununurra. The Lake Argyle Resort and Caravan Park is dog friendly, has a bar and eatery an outside stage which I got to perform at, a gift shop and you can book your tours here. I did a sunset cruise and it was fantastic a must do when you come here. Our tour guide was awesome and a lot of fun and very informative and at the end of the cruise we got to go for a swim and we were served drinks and food on floating tables.

The damming of the Ord River was completed in  1939 by Kimberley Durack there are over 27 species of birds it supports millions of fish and there is an estimated population of 35,000 fresh water crocodiles. In 1996 Ord Hydro Pty Ltd constructed a 30 megawatt hydro power station providing clean and renewable energy source its at the base of the dam. You can drive across the dam wall and down to the base where there are picnic tables, toilets and bbqs.

There are many different tours and walks here that you can do and its a great place to spend a few days or weeks. I have been here twice and I certainly will be coming back again. I really love this area the beauty and the people are just fantastic. Put it on your bucket list.