Celebrating 30 years in 2018, Triple J Tours still enjoy making you feel at home and excited about the wonderful journey ahead. They delight in the discoveries of the day as much as you do. All their skippers are experienced locals with a common love of the area. Their commentary and level of knowledge is often the topic of conversation at the dinner table that night. But it’s the scenery and the wildlife and the vastness of it all that will stay with you, for life.
There are a number of reasons why people put Triple J Tours on their list of things to see and do in the Kimberley. Who are they to argue with these Top Five?
Top five reasons for choosing Triple J Tours; someone you know has told you about it (usually at length), because you want to deal with professional and friendly operators, they are the sole operator cruising this 55 kilometre section of the Ord, you want the commentary to be well informed and knowledgeable and you want an experienced outfit to show you a great day out.
From $145 to $185
If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit Lake Argyle already, or you’re an avid photographer chasing incredible scenery in changing light, take a cruise up and down the Ord River with Triple J Tours.
Your transfer vehicle will collect you at 11.30am and deliver you to the Marina. Then it’s out into the East Kimberley wilderness on Australia’s longest continuous cruise. 55 kilometres gliding over an iconic outback waterway, scanning the landscape for birds and wildlife and a freshwater crocodile sunning itself on a rock.
Arriving at the base of the Ord Top Dam everyone can gaze in awe at the man-made spectacle that made this thriving ecosystem possible, before turning and heading back downstream to a riverside camp for afternoon tea, surrounded by the Kimberley in the glowing afternoon light. Have your camera ready for the contrasting colours of the outback in the changing light of late afternoon.
Nearing Kununurra, still out on the water, the boat will pull up to allow you to fully appreciate the immense beauty of a Kimberley sunset. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day and they’ll have you back at your accommodation at around 6pm.Family Friendly Public Toilet
From $145 to $185
Their most popular tour lets the day unfold.
They’ll be around at 11.30am to take you from your accommodation via their coach. Travel 70 kilometres across Durack country to Lake Argyle in comfort, enjoying the vast East Kimberley landscape. Stretch your legs near Lake Argyle when we stop at the Argyle Downs Homestead Museum, rebuilt stone by stone at its new location.
It’s only a short drive from there to the Ord Top Dam. You’ll be amazed by the views of Lake Argyle from the panoramic, purpose-built lookout. The Ord Hydro-Power Station, seen from the top wall, is a highlight of the day (and the trip for some people).
Then board one of their modern fleet of boats for a scenic cruise down the 55 kilometre stretch back to Kununurra. Along the way, another layer of the outback unfolds, its waterways, another kind of spectacular scenery in an eco environment thriving with birds and wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles.
Stop for a famous East Kimberley sunset, the perfect finish, before docking and being transported back to your accommodation at around 6pm.
You won’t believe how much you can see and do and experience in a day.Family Friendly Public Toilet
From $145 to $185
This is their Ord River Day Tour in reverse and with an additional highlight. They’ll collect you from your accommodation at 9am for a short drive to the Marina where your modern Triple J Tours boat will be ready for boarding.
Start the day with one of the great Kimberley experiences on Australia’s longest continuous river cruise. Enjoy the scenery and spotting wildlife on the way to your riverside camp, set up for an indulgent buffet lunch in the midst of all the beauty – a captivating experience. From the boat, you arrive at the incredible sight of the Ord Top Dam from its waterline on the Lake Kununurra side. Boarding a coach you’ll be given an entirely different perspective, crossing the top of the dam, marvelling at the Ord Hydro-Power Station before stopping at a panoramic lookout to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Argyle.
Leaving Lake Argyle township, we’ll stop by the historic Argyle Downs Homestead Museum, the new site of the original Durack Homestead, rebuilt stone by stone.
Travel back to Kununurra via Durack country, 70 kilometres until they return you to your accommodation at 3.30pm.Family Friendly Public Toilet