Lake Argyle

20130816-214949.jpgLake Argyle was spectacular.  When we left Brisbane we hadn’t even really heard of Lake Argyle and did not have any plans to stop in there.  However, nearly every person we spoke to along the way on the trip said we had to go in and see it and we are so glad we did – it is really difficult to explain how beautiful it was.  So, some photos first.

The drive in to Lake Argyle was really pretty

The drive in to Lake Argyle was really pretty

Our campsite at Lake Argyle

Our campsite at Lake Argyle

The amazing infinity pool

The amazing infinity pool – it was freezing though!!!

The pool was an attraction in its own right!

The pool was an attraction in its own right!

The Dam wall

The Dam wall

At the lookout over the dam wall

At the lookout over the dam wall

The Ord River & release valves

The Ord River & release valves

Nice picnic spot at the bottom of the dam wall

Nice picnic spot at the bottom of the dam wall

The Lake is massive!  It is Australia’s largest fresh water lake and covers an area of more than 900 square kilometres!  We camped for two nights at the campground there and one of the perks of having our trip shortened was that we have been able to splash out on a few things we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford to do and one of those was a sunset cruise on the Lake.  We all really enjoyed the cruise which was good as it was very expensive!!!  The cruise started at 1pm in the reception area with a history on the building of the lake and we then spent the rest of the afternoon until about 6pm cruising around on the lake.  The photos give you a bit of an idea of what we got to see …………………

Cruising

Cruising

The boys got to have a go at driving the boat

The boys got to have a go at driving the boat

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We all loved looking out the back of the boat

We all loved looking out the back of the boat

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We got to spot our first freshwater crocodile

We got to spot our first freshwater crocodile

Fish feeding time

Fish feeding time

Euros on one of the islands on the lake

Euros on one of the islands on the lake

Just beautiful

Just beautiful

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Matt jumping off the roof of the boat for a swim in the lake

Matt jumping off the roof of the boat for a swim in the lake

Jack got in too but he was very nervous about swimming with freshwater crocodiles

Jack got in too but he was very nervous about swimming with freshwater crocodiles – beers were thrown out to all those swimming

Sunset

Sunset

Just beautiful

Just beautiful

The cruise was extravagant but we all loved it!  The other great thing about Lake Argyle was that we met a lovely family from Townsville here and spent a great night chatting to them around the campfire – we then got to meet up with them again at Middle Lagoon and it has been a real highlight of the trip for us to meet some great new friends!  Big shout out to Geoff, Trice and the kids – we’ll catch up with you again back in Far North Qld!!!

Lake Argyle is a definite must see in our book!!!

Cool guy performing some good music at the pub at the campground - he plays regularly at the Newfarm bowls club for any Brisbaneites!

Cool guy performing some good music at the pub at the campground – he plays regularly at the Newfarm bowls club for any Brisbaneites!

Great campfire at Lake Argyle

Great campfire at Lake Argyle

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5 thoughts on “Lake Argyle

  1. Wow. Looks amazing! Will make sure we add it to our must do list.

  2. Craig English

    That looks awesome guys! How nice is the infinity pool and Michelle loved the “Marilyn Monroe” shot of Lexi! Definitely must get over to WA and have a look, amazing…..
    Hope you are all having a great time, keep smiling and loving life!
    Engo.

  3. Murray

    Amazing Shots, looked like an awesome experience and well worth the treat money. We must keep saving…start saving for our trips so that we can do this too. I think we will need more time off…Yes!

    I agree a cheeky shot of Lexi…a definite 21st party shot.

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