Starting from Lake Argyle Road, Lake Argyle, this return walk takes you to a lookout overlooking the Ord River Gorge and Dam, getting glimpses of the vast Lake Argyle along the way. The Ord River was known as Goonoonoorrang by the Miriuwung Gajerrong people, who are the traditional owners of the land. Take your time and enjoy the panoramic views of the vertical rockfaces and the 341-metre long dam. Lake Argyle can be seen with all its glory behind the dam, bettering the picturesque view of the mountains in the distance. Wear a hat as there’s no shade along the track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Miriuwung Gajerrong people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Lake Argyle Road then drive for 34.4 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Lake Argyle Road (across Lake Argyle Tourist Village & Caravan Park), head directly away from the caravan park along the dirt path gently uphill. Keep moving in the same direction as you start to see the panoramic views to your left to continue along Ord River Gorge lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Resort Lake Argyle Paradise (about 85 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 50 m back from the start).
After another 670 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 620 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Ord River Gorge lookout
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -87 m back from the start.