Ord River, Bungle Bungle & Lake Argyle Experience (BLJ)
Combine a (J3) Ord River Day Tour with a Bungle Bungle & Lake Argyle Experience landing on Lake Argyle for morning tea! Taking off from the waters edge in a Kimberley Air Tours float plane, see the Ord River Irrigation Area, the mighty Ord River and Spillway Creek, the overflow for Lake Argyle. From the air, you will view the Durack Family Homestead, Argyle Downs and the Ord River Hydro power station in action below the Ord Top Dam wall. Continue your adventure down the full 60km expanse of Lake Argyle. learning about the cattle and mining industries as you pass over working Kimberley cattle stations and the Bow River Diamond Mine. Admire the 240,000 ha Purnululu National Park, as the Bungle Bungle massif rises 300m out of the desert to meet you. Discover the awe inspiring striped bee hive domes and the famous Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Gorge as you orbit the range and see the Argyle Diamond Mine, the largest producer of pink and coloured diamonds in the world and the Carr Boyd range on your return to Kununurra. Appreciate Lake Argyle from a whole new perspective as you experience the thrill of a water landing in the float plane, disembark the plane onto a remote island and enjoy a selection of locally made cakes and a cup of tea or coffee whilst taking the opportunity to spot some local wildlife.
After you are dropped back to your accommodation, you will be collected from your accommodation at 11.30am and taken by coach through Durack country to Lake Argyle. As we near Lake Argyle, we will take a short break at the historic Durack Homestead Museum. This Museum was constructed as a replica of the original family Homestead and uses the original Homestead stone. Re-boarding the coach, we drive the short distance to Lake Argyle Resort before viewing the enormous Lake Argyle from a scenic look-out. Crossing the Ord Top Dam wall, guests will see the Ord Hydro-Power Station before boarding their Triple J Tours boat for a scenic 55km cruise back to Kununurra. Marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna found along the way, including the elusive freshwater crocodile! Enjoy afternoon tea at our riverside camp before heading back to Kununurra. Take in a colourful East Kimberley sunset before docking back at the Marina and re-boarding your coach for your accommodation drop-off at around 6.00pm.