Icing on the Kimberly Cake

What a way to to finish our tour of the Kimberly. We had a boat tour of the Ord River. A coach took us from Kununurra to the Durack Homestead that was relocated after the Ord River Dam was constructed. The Durack’s were a pioneering family opening up the Kimberly to the cattle industry and  later to irrigated agriculture.we continued on to the lake Argyle village and the across the dam wall to meet our boat below the dam wall.

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The boat driver Jeff was a very capable host and made us quite welcome. He obviously loves the Ord or as it is here Lake Kununurra. he has a through knowledge of flora and fauna as well as the river itself. He started with a few facts about the dam wall as the boat drifted about then asked what people wanted to see and the over whelming reply was crocodiles. Jeff just manoeuvred  around passed some trees and there were two fresh water crocs on the rocks.

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The River flows through the  Ranges and you can see flood levels from the past

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Another Croc

 

The tour culminates with the sun setting over the river.

 

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The shot above you can see a croc in the foreground.

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We even got dropped off at our Caravan Park.

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