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Lake Argyle Tourist Village

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  • Day50

    Lake Argyle (sunset)

    August 5, 2017 in Australia

    It's not often we think a 2 night stop is worthy of more than one "footprint" but the sunsets at Lake Argyle are truly something else! Wish we'd stayed longer just to see them a few more times!
    Mid-afternoon we hopped in the car to check out the dam wall (amazing feat of engineering) and pretty picnic spot on the other side of it, alongside the Ord River. We then made the short trip back to Pannikin's Sunset Lookout point. The short drive off the main road is only about 1.2km but definitely requires 4x4. A Victorian family we'd met in Darwin had been at the pool the day before and recommended the spot and said it was really quiet so we were quite surprised to see a number of cars on the hill as we approached. We soon found out someone was having a wedding at the spot! Luckily it was all over just before the sun disappeared behind the hill so we could enjoy the amazing scenery too!Read more

  • Day50

    Lake Argyle (WA begins!)

    August 5, 2017 in Australia

    We headed off early from Katherine towards the WA border. If we'd had more time, a stop at Victoria River and the Judburra (Gregory) National Park probably would have been a good idea - another spot for the "next time" list! We arrived at the border just before 3pm NT time, offloaded our few remaining fruit and veg and the firewood we'd been carting around on the roof since Kakadu, adjusted our watches back 1.5hrs and drove the last half an hour to Lake Argyle. Nice treat to have spent a long day in the car and still arrive just after 1.30pm! We set up on our shady site and headed for the infinity pool - looked amazing but it was absolutely freezing! Roy and the kids braved it for some photos and then got straight out!
    The scenery at Lake Argyle was spectacular - photo opportunities at every turn. We enjoyed the Bluff Lookout walk (6km return), even if the kids did gripe about the patches of spinifex grass! In the afternoon we walked down the steep Jesse's Trail to Bamboo Cove for the kids to swim in the lake which was warmer than the pool! It was only after they'd been jumping in for about 15 minutes that we spotted a local freshwater crocodile floating around in the shallows - it was more frightened of us and scurried off into deeper water but it did stop the kids from wanting to get back in!
    In the morning before we packed up I headed up the hill behind the caravan park on the short Ord Gorge lookout walk - more spectacular scenery of the Ord River and Lake Argyle and the enormous dam wall. Lake Argyle is a really beautiful spot.
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  • Day31

    Glamping from Broome to Darwin 1

    June 13, 2017 in Australia

    After some weeks of basic camping Milou and I decide to relocate a camper from Broome to Darwin, that means we don't need to pay for the camper if we return it within five days. The camper was true luxury with a shower, toilet, kitchen and a queen size bed!
    Our first real stop is Argyle lake, the lake is full of fresh water crocodiles (aka freshies), but still tempting enough to jump in! In Katherine gorge we see trees full of 'flying foxes', the largest bats in the world. They are often hanging in the sun and you can smell them from miles away.

    Picture: Infinity pool @ Argyle lake, Katherine Gorge
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  • Day191

    lake argyle

    August 18, 2016 in Australia

    Mir sind jetzt bim lake argyle, en riesige Stausee. Mir hend en schöne Campingplatz mit Sicht uf de See, live Musig und infinity Pool.

    We are now at lake argyle, a lovely campsite with a view to the lake, including a infinitypool :)

  • Day192

    Lake Argyle

    June 17, 2017 in Australia

    We had a fantastic 3 nights at the Lake Argyle CP ($35 pn). The famous Infinite Pool was beautiful although very cold. We braved the water on the first day in order to get the signature photo, and I promptly got out to thaw.

    We did the lunch cruise on the lake (the largest man made lake in the southern hemisphere) where we spotted kites, fed fish (catfish), stopped to view a few of the 30 thousand freshwater crocs and fed some rock wallabies on an island. We stopped for a beaut lunch including Silver Cobbler (bloody catfish), and Marg had a swim off the back of the boat.

    Really enjoyed the Durack Homestead & Museum which was dismantled stone by stone, and rebuilt above the water line when the dam was built. Did some 4 wheel driving up to a ridge which had fantastic views across the lake and where several famous marketing photos have been taken of Lake Argyle.

    Had our first mechanical issue of our trip...on inspecting the underside of the van, I found a large crack in the chassis where the chassis meets the a-frame. The mechanic at the park welded it up for us and we are going to get someone in Kununurra to weld some plates over it to make sure.

    Beautiful weather 19-31°
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  • Day22

    Lake Argyle

    September 26, 2017 in Australia

    Lake Argyle stellt gemessen an der Oberfläche den grössten Stausee dar. Dieser wurde aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen angelegt, damit die Farmer immer Wasser zur Verfügung haben und dies zu einem günstigen Preis. Heute wird der Staudamm zusätzlich zur Stromgewinnung verwendet und speist die gesamte Gegend mit Strom.

    Am Morgen ging es auf zu einer 2 Stündigen Bootstour durch den See, dabei sahen wir sehr viele Tiere, wie das Woleebee, verschiedene Fische und Krokodile.
    Kurz vor dem Ende bekamen wir noch die Möglichkeit zu Schwimmen und von höheren Felsenvorsprüngen zu Springen.
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  • Day20

    Lake Argyle WA and Durack Homestead

    July 7, 2016 in Australia

    We are now in WA. When we crossed the border at the quarantine station, we had to surrender our Manuka honey 😣, as apparently honey contains spores which present a biothreat. 34klms off the highway is Lake Argyle (70klm south of Kununurra). The expanse of fresh water is the largest is Australia...19 Sydney harbours! home to 30 000 fresh water crocs, 26 species of native fish...making it a RAMSAR wetland of International Significance. On the road in is the Durack Homestead - moved from where the Dam now sits. Mary Durack is author of the book "Kings in Grass Castle", one of the books which documents her pioneering family's travels and their rise to wealth as cattle barons.Read more

  • Day105

    Lake Argyle

    August 10, 2017 in Australia

    Thursday 10-8
    We decided to go to Lake Argyle today so we set off and we went up to a lookout and had a look at Lake Argyle and the dam. When they built the dam, they built it 67 metres above the surface and when we looked at it it was about 15 metres above the surface of the water. After we’d finished looking over the lookout we drove across the dam to the picnic area. W.A. time is an hour and a half later than N.T. so we had a little snack. The people on the table next to us offered a chicken drumstick around and dad and I couldn't refuse a drumstick so we shared it between us.
    We then went to the boat ramp and had a little swim, we were skimming rocks and then one of the cruise boats came in and one of the tour guides came over and said “can you throw a rock in the water without making a splash?” He had a couple of goes except he couldn't do it. He described how to do it. You need to get a small flat rock and back spin it quite hard and it goes in the water with only making bubbles and ripples. At first I wasn't very good except on my fourth go I did it.
    We went to the museum about lake argyle and there were lots of rooms with photos in them and one of the rooms was based on when the big flood came. One of the photos on the wall was of a man standing on his roof with some photographers taking a photo of him.
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