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Triple J Tours

The township of Kununurra would not exist today without the development of the hugely successful Ord River Irrigation Scheme. It has created a permanent ecological system along the Ord River and is now recognised as one of the most significant bird and wildlife sites in the East Kimberley. Triple J tours explore this system by boat and show visitors the entire expanse between Kununurra (Lake Kununurra) and the Ord River Dam (Lake Argyle).

The boat cruises also combine with coach tours that highlight Lake Argyle and the Dam Wall at the Lake Argyle Tourist Village. Choose to join the boat for an entire afternoon (five and a half hours) or mix it up with a 70 kilometre scenic coach tour that visits the historic Argyle Homestead (before joining the boat).

You will see spectacular gorges, a huge variety of birdlife, beautiful Kimberley flora and undoubtedly some of the most awesome scenery to be experienced in north west Western Australia, all from the seat of state of the art, comfortable and shaded vessels.

In addition you will receive one of the most informative commentaries on the Ord River Scheme and its resulting successes. Guides on board have been described as walking encyclopaedias and include the 2002 WA facet Golden Guide winner Jeff Hayley.

Triple J Tours has been recognised as one of the most professionally operated companies in the Kimberley and has designed experiences that enhance the natural environment of the area. Any of the five tours available will be a memorable experience and Triple J Tours guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Touring Options

Ord River Cruise Day Trip J2

Spend an entire day cruising the stunning Ord River system from Kununurra to Lake Argyle and stop at a secluded riverside location for a sandwich smorgasbord lunch. Commencing with your courtesy coach transfer pick up at 1030, this tour will fill your senses with the incredible natural scenery of this 55 kilometres stretch of river. There is always something to see with perhaps one of the many highlights being a beautiful Kimberley sunset whilst still on board the vessel. Return to accommodation approximately 1730.

Scenic Drive to Lake Argyle, Lake Argyle and Ord River Cruise, Return to Kununurra – LAJ

Considered ‘the tour with the lot’ this package includes all the highlights as outlined in other tours plus a scenic two hour cruise on Lake Argyle itself. Discover the result of the damming of this massive river system in 1972 and marvel at the size of Lake Argyle, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. A short visit to the Lake Argyle Pub allows for a quick lunch (own expense) before being transferred to your second vessel for the cruise of a lifetime down the Ord River to Kununurra. Wildlife, birdlife, flora, history, statistics, facts and figures and brilliant commentary makes this tour an all encompassing option.

Scenic Coach Tour to Lake Argyle and Return Boat Cruise on the Ord River to Kununurra – J3

This tour combines the best of both worlds and highlights the massive Lake Argyle system. Commencing with a 70 kilometre scenic drive to Lake Argyle you will visit the historic Argyle Homestead and travel the huge Ord River Dam wall before meeting your boat. The rest of the day is spent navigating the beautiful Ord River taking in wildlife, birdlife, flora and the history of this unique location. Sunset is veiwed over Lake Kununurra aboard the vessel before you are returned to your accommodation.

Ord River Cruise J4

This is the keep it simple stunning tour! You will see all the scenic highlights of the Ord River system by joining Triple J Tours at 1130 and navigating 55 kilometres upstream to the base of the Lake Argyle dam wall before turning around and soaking it all up again on the return journey! For those who really enjoy time on the water, but are not worried about a lunch stop, this tour picks you up at 1145 for an entire afternoon of water based adventure. Afternoon tea is provided at a secluded riverside location. Return is just after sunset.


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