Camp next to Lake Argyle at the award winning "Worlds Best Swimming Pool"

Lake Argyle is just inside Western Australia on the top north-east corner of the Kimberley, and it’s huge!

“Numbers can explain how much water it holds or square kilometres of land it covers, but only seeing it will allow you to appreciate how massive this place really is.”

Tucked up in the hills on the north eastern part of the area is the Lake Argyle Resort and Campground, the only place that you should consider when visiting.

Lake Argyle Infinity Pool

Over looking a brief but beautiful section of Lake Argyle is the world-famous infinity pool that has won multiple global best pool awards.

Although you can come here just to swim in the pool for about $10 per person, sitting right behind it is a lush caravan park and resort, so why not book in and stay a few nights so that you can truly enjoy the place, while you’re at it, grab a beer or some wine from the onsite bar.

The caravan park is all on thick green grass with options to camp under the shade of the trees’ canopy, otherwise bare the full exposure of the sun and get a site with a view ..some have both. There’s also the option of staying in a hotel room.

Lake Argyle Caravan Park
Fuel Station at Lake Argyle
Lake Argyle Resort
Camping area at Lake Argyle Resort

Lake Argyle Campground Facilities

The caravan park has both unpowered and powered sites, none of which are too far from anything.

Central to the camping area is a large amenities block that has private ensuite styled bathrooms, each with a toilet, basin and shower.

There’s a camp kitchen and coin laundry facilities.

Over at the reception area, there’s a small shop, restaurant and licensed bar that does take-away alcohol. Often, there’ll be live music or other events outside, next to the bar, free for all resort and campground guests.

Exploring Lake Argyle

To experience Lake Argyle properly, you’ll need to take a cruise. Head to the office for info on where and how to book.

There are a few lookouts and one place to go swimming, just near the caravan park, but you’ll only see a tiny part of the lake. The cruise is strongly recommended where you’ll have the chance to swim, see crocs and other wildlife. We booked through, just by driving down there and paying in person, it was worth every cent of the $95 each, which might have been off-season pricing.

Landscape of Lake Argyle
Cliffs on the edge of Lake Argyle
Crocodile swimming in Lake Argyle

Getting to Lake Argyle from Kununurra

It’s an easy drive from Kununurra to Lake Argyle.

Head out to the south west of town on the Victoria Highway towards Timber Creek and Katherine. About half an hour after leaving Kununurra, you’ll see signs for Lake Argyle and need to turn right (south-west) on Lake Argyle Road.

Follow Lake Argyle road for another 20-30 minutes. It’s a nice drive and begins to get a little bit hilly and windy.

Once you arrive into somewhat of built up area, you’ll see the Lake Argyle Resort on your left.