Ord Explorer : Four Day Econoeing Tour
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: GWE4
Enjoy the experience of paddling one of Australia’s most stunning locations.
Your adventure on the Ord River starts at 630am with a scenic 75km drive from Kununurra to the lookout over Lake Argyle, Australia's largest freshwater lake. From this massive dam, which is nineteen times the size of Sydney Harbour when full, and much bigger when flooded, you will make your own way self-guided down the Ord River 55km back to Kununurra, paddling through spectacular gorges and landscapes, plentiful wildlife and sandy beaches.
MORE THAN JUST PADDLING
It’s not all paddling. There’s much to explore including lookouts, swimming holes and exploring freshwater creeks. Experience an abundance of birds and wildlife, spectacular gorges, lagoons, creeks and waterfalls as well as learning about the unique eco-system. You can stop and walk, swim and photograph as much or as little as you like, while your 20 page guide book offers advice and interpretation of the local flora and fauna as you cruise along.
IN NATURAL SURROUNDS
Your journey includes three nights out at our dedicated bush camp sites secluded along the river’s edge. These sites are especially setup for the tour to minimise the hassle of camping, and allow you the optimum time to enjoy the river. Stay at Cooliman Camp the first night, paddle only 9kms on the second day to Stonewall Camp, 11kms on your third day to Maxwell Camp, then only 10km back to Kununurra, or 12km all the way to the Diversion Dam if you'd like to explore the Ramsar listed wetlands of the Everglades. This allows you the other half of each day to explore Cooliman, Stonewall and Maxwell creeks, or just relax and soak up nature.
All cooking and camping gear is supplied with the canoes. All you need is your sleeping bag, food, drinks and clothes.
This means you can quickly relax into the evening sharing the day’s yarns over a drink and meal, then settle in for a well deserved restful night in absolute natural surroundings while enjoying the magic of the star filled sky above.
ADVANCED ECOTOURISM CERTIFIED
Econoeing is proud to be be Advanced Eco Certified by EcoTourism Australia. You are assured that your tour is fully sustainable, responsibly managed, and you have the opportunity to learn about this unique eco-system in the Kimberley, nurtured by the permanent flow of water from Lake Argyle.
Each tour departs with one of our SPOT Tracker devices, so even though you may not have mobile reception you are always in contact with us in any emergency.
If you would like to take the option of an extra night at Cooliman Camp, then please book that separately as your second night, else availability at Cooliman Camp will not be reserved correctly. Extra nights at Stonewall or Maxwell Camps need to be booked directly with Go Wild to ensure availability.
This tour is for the moderately fit adventurer
We will instruct you in paddling and review the maps in your Guidebook before you set off, so you can explore the river at your leisure. The guidebook also includes paddling and camping tips for your journey
Cooliman, Stonewall and Maxwell Camps have sleeping platforms, table and benches, water on tap (including showers), gas BBQ and fireplace ( with wood supplied)
We supply an esky for your food, waterproof barrels for your gear, a mozzie dome, self-inflating mattresses and pillows, and a kitchen bucket containing all the cooking and dining equipment you need.
You need your own food and drink, personal gear and bedding (sleeping bag or sheet/blanket) and toilet paper (biodegradable please).
We recommend you include a First Aid Kit, lighter, torch and camera