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Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle (Australia)

Practical information about Lake Argyle

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Desert
  • River
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
45 minutes by car from Kununurra
When to go
From March to September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Lake Argyle

Alicia Munoz Travel writer
87 travel articles

It is an immense artificial lake, located near the border between Western Australia and the Northern Territory, on the Kimberley plateau.

My suggestion:
Lake Argyle will only interest you if you are passionate about nature. It's an important habitat for migrant wetland birds. You can take a boat trip round it or just enjoy its unusual and peaceful scenery.

The islands in the lake, which were small hills before the area was deliberated flooded, are home to colonies of marsupials. They have been completely isolated for nearly 40 years.

During March and April, at the end of the rainy season, millions of spiders build enormous webs. It is common to see whole trees and rocky outcrops completely covered in webs.

In May and June, thousands of crocodiles dig their nests on the islands and in November the eggs hatch. Finally, in September, the migrant waders start arriving from the northern hemisphere.

If you like hearing stories about this region's pioneers, who were completely isolated from the world, then you will like Durack Homestead Museum. It was built in 1895 using limestone and mortar made from crushed termite mounds.

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