Go barramundi fishing at Ivanhoe Crossing, a short drive north of Kununurra in the Kimberley.
Ivanhoe Crossing is a causeway built over the mighty Ord River – and beware, this is salt water crocodile country!
Snare an elusive barra from a boat on the river and keep an eye out for crocs which trawl just beneath the water. You might even see one sunbaking on the river banks. Ivanhoe Crossing is where the locals go fishing.
Water flows over Ivanhoe Crossing year round and during the wet season the water level is too high for vehicles to pass. It was once part of the main road to Wyndham, but was flooded after the start of the Ord Irrigation Scheme in the 1960s. Standing on the Crossing to go fishing is not recommended due to the crocodiles.
Ivanhoe Crossing is about a 10 minute drive from Kununurra.
ActivitiesBirdwatching Fishing Hiking