The beauty of Australia’s longest continuous river cruise is how it passes through a variety of landscapes, from the wide expanse of Lake Kununurra through the magnificent Carlton Gorge along the age-old Ord River – 55km in total, from Kununurra to the Ord Top Dam.
Since 1988 it has been our vision to make this extraordinary trip accessible to anyone visiting the East Kimberley. Over the years, we’ve developed and grown the experience to showcase the best the Kimberley has to offer in one unforgettable day.
You don’t have to rough it to see outback Western Australia
We’ve assembled a robust fleet of modern watercraft and coaches to take good care of you. The fleet began with a 15-seat jet-powered boat, the Melaleuca. From here we dedicated ourselves to growing our capabilities, to the stage where our most recent vessel the Peregrine, seating 50 passengers, was constructed on-site at Triple J Tours.
We recognise the need to conserve and the function of sustainability
The RAMSAR Convention is an international treaty that recognise Wetlands of International Importance, their function, conservation and sustainability. The area between Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam is RAMSAR listed. Our job as ambassadors of the Ord and its wildlife includes the best practice for protecting and preserving its nature. As a member country we are entreated to plan for the wise and sustainable use of the wetlands in our territory. We want this to be a bird-lovers paradise for generations to come.
Ambassadors of the Ord River Irrigation Area
The other sanctuary that we take pride in is a rare bird indeed – a naturally occurring ecosystem created by humans and thriving in a remote region of Western Australia.
The completion of the Diversion Dam across the Ord River near Kununurra in 1963 signalled the start of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. In 1972, when the Ord River Dam was completed 55km upstream, Lake Argyle was formed. With a permanent water source between the two dams this vast area was quickly adopted as a new and constantly evolving ecosystem of such scale and significance it is a must-see.
It’s the look on people’s faces
If we had to identify one constant delight in what we do it would be the look people get when faced with the natural beauty of Australia’s uniqueness. You’re never too young or too old to experience it.
A community is a partnership
Triple J Tours is committed to being a genuine and responsive partner to the East Kimberley community. We support local wherever possible and through sponsorships and donations.
Wet Season or Dry Season?
Triple J Tours operates regular cruises and tours, weather permitting. It can be hot during the low season (November to March) when some places close – but you can also be rewarded with magnificent waterfalls when it’s been raining.
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