GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #65 - Page 66

Ivanhoe Crossing is a bucket list item for 4WDers .
Some of the birdlife at Marlgu Birdhide .
Natural attractions abound in and around Kununurra . Generally speaking , exploring the area is much easier with a 4WD as there are more unsealed roads that become challenging – at best – during the wet season .
As previously mentioned , there are a seemingly infinite number of swimming holes to choose from around Kununurra in the wet season , but if visiting during the dry season , the permanent waterhole at Molly Springs is a local favourite . And no stay at Kununurra is complete without a visit to Lake Argyle , Australia ’ s second largest man-made lake .
The nearby town of Wyndham is also worth a visit for its interesting port history and the fantastic Five Rivers Lookout .
Fishing , particularly for barramundi , is a popular activity but remember to be croc-wise at all times . Alternatively , take a multi-day adventure canoeing trip down the upper Ord River to experience some stunning remote Kimberley landscapes , or head to Marlgu Birdhide for a spectacular glimpse at the birdlife that migrates to this area every year .
El Questro Station , on the eastern end of the Gibb River Road , is a popular destination in the dry season and is van-accessible most of the time ; there are two river crossings that usually require a bit of clearance . Here you ’ ll find some of the best waterfalls and swimming holes of the region .
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