5 DAY ARGYLE DIAMONDS AND LAKE ARGYLE

Days 5

Leaving From Kununurra

Price From $1,759

A unique journey of discovery on this 5 day package, exploring the Argyle Diamond Mine where the famous pink diamonds are found and view the Bungle Bungle from above. Experience the best that Lake Argyle has to offer, from exquisite meals prepared by camp oven, to swimming in the most popular infinity pool in Australia if not the world. Take a ride in a helicopter to a private waterhole for a picnic and a swim in your own peace of paradise.

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  • Lake Kununurra
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight
  • Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Lake Argyle Resort and Infinity Pool
  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise
  • Gourment Camp Oven Experience
  • Beyond Argyle Tour
  • Ord River Cruise
  • Lake Kununurra Sunset Dinner Cruise with Kununurra Cruises
  • Scenic flight over Bungle Bungle with Aviair
  • Argyle Diamond Mine Tour with Aviair
  • Coach transfers from Kununurra to Lake Argyle
  • Lake Argyle Heli Picnic + Swim – helicopter flight
  • Sunset Explorer Cruise with Lake Argyle Tours
  • Beyond Argyle Tour with Lake Argyle Adventures
  • Gourment Camp Oven Experience with Lake Argyle Adventures
  • Ord River Cruise with Triple J Cruise
  • Complimentary hotel transfers

Add ons:

  • 3 Nights accommodation at Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

PLUS

  • 2 Nights accommodation at Lake Argyle Resort – Standard Kimberley Cabin
  • Price is per person
  • Minimum and maximum numbers apply for tours
  • Single Supplement available on request
  • Room upgrades available at additional cost at both locations
  • Children under 15 years are no permitted at the Argyle Mine
  • Meals and beverages are not included unless included in a tour

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Arrive Kununurra

Once you arrive in Kununurra check into your accommodation at Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments. Located amongst beautiful tropical gardens and overlooking Celebrity Tree Park and Lily Creek Lagoon, Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments provides the ideal relaxing environment for your holiday adventure. Fully self-contained apartments with modern fittings, fixtures and décor, and large balconies allowing you to experience comfortable indoor/outdoor living in the beautiful Kimberley climate. The stunning free form resort-style pool is centrally located to all apartments and has been constructed with one of the East Kimberley’s remote gorges in mind – ensuring your time by the pool is cool, relaxing and enjoyable.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up via complimentary bus transfer to the marina where you will climb on board the MV Jabiru, a purpose built vessel for your cruise, you will wind through Lily Creek and the picturesque lagoon. Great photographic opportunities will be endless during the afternoon. When you reach into the open water of Lake Kununurra, you will cruise upstream toward the Sleeping Buddha, a rock formation that can resemble a person lying down bathing in the afternoon sun. You will turn back toward the Diversion Dam Wall, a major project completed back in 1967. Appetisers will be served once you reach the sunset dinner location in Packsaddle Lagoon. Here you will soak up the tranquility of nature as you enjoy your Kimberley inspired dinner with a complimentary drink. Additional drinks can be purchased from the licensed bar.

Inclusions:
* Complimentary drink on boarding
* Nibbles, wild caught saltwater Barramundi or Threadfin Salmon, steak, salads and dessert.
* Coffee, tea & water. Informative commentary & Licensed bar.

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Accommodation: Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Air Safaris

Day 2 - Bungle Bungle Adventurer + Argyle Mine Tour

This scenic flight departs Kununurra and takes you on an unforgettable adventure over the Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine and Ord River Irrigation Area. You will also fly over the stunning Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges, the Ord and Bow Rivers. These views can be enjoyed from an air-conditioned Aviair aeroplane, with large windows ideal for viewing This flight focusses on giving you the best view of the Bungle Bungle Range, before heading toward the Argyle Diamond Mine where you will land at their airstrip.

You will be taken on a fascinating 3.5hr ground tour of the mine site, and experience life at the mine firsthand. You will stop for lunch at the staff village before continuing on this tour featuring an exploration of the Mine’s processing plant, as well as the processes and technology used in diamond production. You will also be able to see over $1 million worth of Argyle diamonds and jewellery up close in the display gallery, purchase a souvenir or diamond of your very own in the Mine Gift Shop. Once your tour draws to a close, you will board your scenic flight and make your way back to Kununurra whilst flying over stunning scenery below.

*It is the Diamond Mines requirement for you to wear closed in shoes during this tour.*

What to bring: Hat, sunglasses, camera fully charged with plenty of memory space, comfortable clothing and closed in shoes.

Inclusions:
* Complimentary pick up from your accommodation
* Buffet lunch at the Argyle Diamond Mine
* Scenic flight over Lake Argyle & Bungle Bungle

Departs Kununurra | 9:00am
Returns Kununurra | approx. 3:30pm

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Accommodation: Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Day 3 - Lake Argyle

Today you will be picked up from your accommodation in Kununurra and make your way to Lake Argyle via coach transfer. Enjoy the scenic 50 minute drive along the Lake Argyle road, stopping in at the Argyle Downs Homestead Museum before arriving at Lake Argyle Resort.

Head off on your Lake Argyle Heli-picnic + swim with HeliSpirit. Fly over the Ord Top Dam Wall, Ord Hydro Station and Lake Argyle. Then soar over the Carr Boyd range and land at our secret springs waterhole. Enjoy a swim in the fresh water and a light picnic before arriving back at the resort.

On your return, check into your accommodation or the next 3 nights, have a swim in the world famous infinity pool before joining the Sunset Explorer cruise, departing from Reception at Lake Argyle Resort at 2.10pm. Experience the true diversity of the ever changing landscape of Australia’s largest body of fresh water on this 3.5 hour afternoon exploration of Lake Argyle. Your adventure begins with a close up view of the main dam wall, intake structure and quarry blast site. From there, cruising through ‘the Heads’ leads us to the expanse of Pintpot Bay and beyond. Whilst providing informative commentary, the Skipper guides the specially designed vessel amongst numerous inlets and bays in search of local wildlife including Freshwater Crocodiles and their many nesting sites. The cruise continues out to Hagen island – the largest of more than 70 islands on Lake Argyle. Hagan Island is over 7 km long and is easily recognised by the landmark ‘Mount Misery’ towering over the now submerged site of the original Argyle Downs Homestead after which Lake Argyle is named. Heading west into the sunset this ancient land will mesmerize. We then stop for a refreshing swim in the tranquil waters of the ‘Bay of Islands’. As the sun sets we serve a cheese platter, dips and crackers with complimentary beer, wine and soft drink. The coach returns you to Lake Argyle Resort at dusk.

Return to the resort and enjoy a delicious evening dinner at the Lake Argyle Restaurant.

ADD ON:
Accommodation: Lake Argyle Resort – Kimberley Cabin – Standard

Day 4 - Lake Argyle Adventures

The Ultimate Lake Argyle experience today starting with the Beyond Argyle tour with your amazing guide Josh. This tour explores the unique world surrounding our beautiful lake. Roy’s Retreat where you will visit today is a unique journey of discovery, only allowing exclusive access to Lake Argyle Adventures. Now the Kimberley’s only soft-release wildlife reserve, this haven also keeps the legacy of the late Roy Walker, Argyle Station’s last real stockman, alive. You will have the opportunity to wander around the never-before-seen relics from the Durack’s Argyle Station in his artifact packed Stockmans Museum. Also marvel at the majestic natural rock amphitheatre that is now Roy’s resting place. Additionally you will sample some bush tucker, view some aboriginal art as well as fascinating local flora & fauna.
Enjoy a scumptious home made morning tea that boasts the flavours of the Kimberley and Ord Valley. These include Kununurra Lime Cheesecake, wild passionfruit muffins and Ord Valley fruit. Coffee, tea and juice are served.

Returning to the resort at around 11.00am you have the rest of the day to explore the surroundings on one of the many trails or just relax at the infinity pool or bar and restaurant.

At 4.30pm you will be met again by your larrikin guide Josh for your next amazing adventure. Getting there is all part of the fun, you will climb on board his purpose designed vehicle, whilst listening to yarns and tunes along the rugged way to your dining experience. Once at the location, you will depart the vehicle in awe of the magnificent view in front of you. Sit back and relax as the sun sets over the ranges and huge expanse of Lake Argyle while sipping on a complimentary Matso’s alcoholic Ginger Beer.

The sunset transforms into a star lit sky, the perfect setting for your 3 course gourmet dinner, entree, main and dessert.
All dishes are created with an emphasis on flavour and freshness using a combination of bush tucker and locally sourced produce.

BYO drinks is welcome and ice is provided. Returning to the Resort at approximately 7.15pm

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Accommodation : Lake Argyle Resort – Kimberley Cabin – standard

Day 5 - Ord River Cruising

Enjoy the morning around Lake Argyle. After lunch meet your Triple J coach at the resort reception. 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.

ADD ON:
Accommodation: Freshwater East Kimberley Apartment – One Bedroom Apartment

Pricing

Excluding Accommodation

  • $1,759 per Senior
  • $1,779 per Adult

Including Accommodation

  • $2,448 per Senior (Twin Share)
  • $2,468 per Adult (Twin Share)