This inland sea is a heavenly spot, nestled in the Carr Boyd Ranges, a 45 minute-drive south-east of Kununurra. By volume, Lake Argyle is Western Australia’s largest, freshwater, man-made reservoir and it’s like no other place you’ve ever seen! When it’s full, the lake covers 980km2 and holds 10.7 million megalitres of water – that’s enough water to fill the Sydney Harbour 21 times! More than 25,000 freshwater crocodiles and 26 species of native fish call the lake home, and the islands within the lake are home to various marsupials and reptiles. The birdwatching here is incredible.
To stand at a lookout and gaze upon the lake is one thing, but to really experience Lake Argyle, you need to get out on the water by boat, paddle board or kayak or just jump in for a swim. We recommend a sunset cruise with Lake Argyle Cruises. Remember to bring your swimwear if you can fathom the thought of swimming with 25,000 freshies! Lake Argyle Resort have villas to stay overnight in. They also have a restaurant and an infinity pool that has one of the best views in Australia, if not the world!