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“scenic drive”(2 reviews)
“picnic area”(2 reviews)
via Victoria Highway, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Coming into Kununurra from the south, you have to go over the road which is on top of the wall of the Lake Kununurra diversion dam. Awesome lake on the right as you drive over the dam wall- but don't get distracted, it is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Can drive over the Ord Dam ( turnoff for Dam is 7kms from the WA/NT Boarder, then 30kms down sealed road. ) Great lookouts and end of road is a lovely grassy, shady picnic area with toilets.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This dam is very different to Lake Argyle as there is a lot of vegitation growing right down to the waterline here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great scenic drive out to the dam, we were quite suprised at the views from the lookouts, you can drive over the dam wall, on the road, well worth a look spectacular sites to see

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jean b
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Great place to have an expanse of man made works before us. impressive scenes on both sides of the road - dam wall.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is the lower of the two main dams for the Ord irrigation scheme. This allows the river to still flow at various rates depending on the upcountry weather whilst diverting water into the entirely gravity fed irrigation scheme. Upstream the water level is remarkably...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular piece of engineering, the dam can actually keep the river water downstream to within 1cm of it's levels all year round. Awesome for photo opertunities too

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shardon2013
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A lovely piece of engineering and a great setting to boot. This is well worth a look if your driving into Kununurra. The kids will love it also

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bretty88
Reviewed 11 June 2017

You can get quite close to this dam and due to the amount of water around at the time we visited, it was quite an impressive sight. The picnic table was not so appealing though, as all but its roof was under water!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank wandr2015
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very interesting story goes with this piece of engineering from 1950's (I think.) We drove over it while many of the gates were open and were lucky enough to be able to pull over to the viewing area on the Wyndham side and see huge...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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