30 Years – 1988 to 2018
Triple J Tours Celebrated 30 Years of Touring in 2018 (1988-2018)
In 1988, together with wife Jenny and her brother Jamie, Jeff Hayley commenced Triple J Tours (not to be confused with the radio station, Triple J Tours name is because of the first initial of the founding Directors names). Triple J Tours is now owned by Jeff Hayley and Grant Lodge.
Triple J’s tour is one of the longest daily river cruises in Australia, traversing the 55km stretch of river between Kununurra and the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle. Combine the tour with a 70km coach trip through ‘Durack country’ and a visit to the Durack Homestead Museum and you have what has become one of the most popular touring options for visitors to Kununurra. The tour highlights the development of the ambitious Ord River Irrigation Scheme, the resulting agriculture and the eco-system that has flourished after the Kununurra Diversion Dam was constructed in 1963.
For the past 30 years, Triple J Tours has provided well over 350,000 passengers with one of the most exhilarating and educational tours in Western Australia. Together with business partner Grant Lodge, Jeff ensures that skippers are trained and educated on the Ord River system to the point of what they don’t know about the river system probably isn’t worth knowing! Triple J Tours offer a range of experiences including wildlife interpretation, photography, bird-watching, geology appreciation, cultural interpretation, history and agriculture.
Back in 1988 when first cruising in this river system, Triple J Tours was operating in a pure wilderness area and navigating a section of water fraught with hazards – sand banks, submerged logs, treacherous overhangs. It was incredibly hard work in the early days but here they are, 30 years later, and their efforts have been unequivocally worth it.
Join the Triple J Tours team for a truly remarkable river cruising experience.