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Lake Kununurra
Australia WA  6743
 
Lake Kununurra

Lake Kununurra

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Lake Kununurra is a long linear lake in the Ord River valley formed in 1963 by the construction of the Ord Diversion Dam in Kununurra, northern Western Australia, which was built to supply water to the Ord River Irrigation Area. Prior to the Diversion Dam construction a natural permanent waterhole (or lake) held back by the Bandicoot Bar was known as "Carlton Reach," which was reputed to be the largest waterhole in the Kimberley. The lake stretches for 55 km upstream from the Diversion Dam towards the larger Lake Argyle dam. At the town of Kununurra the lake is connected to Lily Creek Lagoon. It contains Freshwater Crocodiles and 21 fish species, and is widely used for recreational fishing and boating by the residents of Kununurra and tourists. Because of the stable water levels in Lake Kununurra and its associated wetlands, it has well-developed fringing vegetation of grassland, rushes and woodland. The wetland system of the two lakes and the lagoon forms the Lakes Argyle and Kununurra Ramsar Site. In 2014 a saltwater crocodile estimated to be 3 metres long was spotted in the lake after bypassing dam walls. Local rangers lay baits in hopes of catching the creature.
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28 Aug 2015

Lake Kununurra is part of the Ord River and was created by the building of the Diversion Dam. The water in Lake Kununurra stays a constant level almost all year round and is a popular place for fishing, canoeing and boating. We stayed at the the Lakeside Tourist which overlooks Lake Kununurra and Lily Creek Lagoon - beautiful spot to sit and relax. 

During our stay we were lucky enough to see a fresh water crocodile sunning itself among lily pads in the centre of the lake early one morning. This lake supports a variety of animal and bird life - Crimson Finches can be found in the reeds at the edge of the water. We had never seen these beautiful little birds (other than in pictures) before visiting Lake Kununurra.  

The sunsets over Lake Kununurra are stunning - many holiday makers would grab their chairs and head down to the water's edge to enjoy a drink while watching the amazing colours in the sky. We sat outside our caravan in the evenings and watched a large colony of bats fly overhead in search of food - this is an amazing sight as the sun is setting over the water. The Pump House Restaurant is situated on the edge of Lake Kununurra, and another great spot to relax in the evenings and watch the beautiful colours of the sun going down in this part of the Kimberley.

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