Bluff Lookout, Lake Argyle

1 h 30 min to 2 h

5.2 km
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Moderate track
Starting from the Lake Argyle Resort on Lake Argyle Road, Lake Argyle, this walk takes you to the Bluff Lookout and back via the Bluff Walk Trail. Lake Argyle is a freshwater lake set amidst a gorgeous hilly landscape. Filled with wildlife and colourful flora, this place is a safe haven for many. It's stunningly picturesque, as the reddish cliffs are sharply cut by the dark blue of the water from below and the light blue of the sky above. There are multiple bushwalks starting near the resort that allow you to explore the fauna and history of the region. One of them is the Bluff Walk Trail, which takes you around the cove to the 'Bluff', an excellent lookout over the lake and the resort. There's a lot to see along the way, and once you get to the lookout, the view is amazing. Look out for the interesting wildlife you may see in the area, including birds, marsupials, reptiles, insects and maybe even an echidna. There is very little shade on this walk, so it's best to walk in the early morning to beat the heat. Long trousers are recommended as the spinifex grass can be scratchy against your legs. The trail is well signposted, so there's very little chance of getting lost. Maps are provided by reception when you check-in, and the staff are happy to answer any questions. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-16.1126193,128.7407201)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Victoria Highway, 1, Lake Argyle.
  • Turn on to Lake Argyle Road then drive for 34.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 105 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Tourist Village Caravan Park on Lake Argyle Road, head towards the infinity pool along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Veer right and pass by the said pool (to your left) and meander down the ridge along the switchback trail. Follow the designated track as you keep along the ridge as you keep the caravan park to your left (and the lake to your right) to continue along Bluff Lookout - Lake Argyle Track.....
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Start.
There is a car park (about 60 m back from the start).
Lake Argyle Resort & Caravan Park (about 30 m back from the start).
Lake Argyle Resort & Caravan Park
Lake Argyle Resort & Caravan Park

This is a great place to base yourself while exploring the East Kimberley region, with easy access to great walking trails and scenic lookouts. The resort has a restaurant, beer garden, general store, and all the usual amenities. There is also an information and tour booking centre where the friendly staff will help with all your East Kimberley tour information and bookings. Accommodation options include self-contained villas, en-suite cabins, studio rooms, and a large caravan park (grass and shade available). One of the biggest attractions of the resort is the infinity pool, which sits on the hill overlooking the lake and provides the most breathtaking views. The pool is open to all guests at the resort, including those who are camping or caravanning. The resort is open all year round, including during the wet season. Due to popular demand through the Northern Winter (May to August), it's advisable to book in advance.
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This is a great place to base yourself while exploring the East Kimberley region, with easy access to great walking trails and scenic lookouts. The resort has a restaurant, beer garden, general store, and all the usual amenities. There is also an information and tour booking centre where the friendly staff will help with all your East Kimberley tour information and bookings. Accommodation options include self-contained villas, en-suite cabins, studio rooms, and a large caravan park (grass and shade available). One of the biggest attractions of the resort is the infinity pool, which sits on the hill overlooking the lake and provides the most breathtaking views. The pool is open to all guests at the resort, including those who are camping or caravanning. The resort is open all year round, including during the wet season. Due to popular demand through the Northern Winter (May to August), it's advisable to book in advance.

After 210 m find the "Infinity Pool - Lake Argyle Caravan Park" (10 m on your left).
Infinity Pool - Lake Argyle Caravan Park
Infinity Pool - Lake Argyle Caravan Park

The scenic infinity pool provides you a unique swimming experience that allows you to watch the sunset and take in the scenery as you cool off. You can buy a daily pass or an overnight ticket to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
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The scenic infinity pool provides you a unique swimming experience that allows you to watch the sunset and take in the scenery as you cool off. You can buy a daily pass or an overnight ticket to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.

After another 305 m find the "HeliSpirit: Helicopter Flights" (55 m on your left).
HeliSpirit: Helicopter Flights
HeliSpirit: Helicopter Flights

HeliSpirit is a helicopter charter company renowned throughout Western Australia for its professional service in scenic flights and passenger charters. Taking flight from the lawn helipad adjacent to the infinity pool, HeliSpirit offers a range of scenic flights of the Lake Argyle Region. There is a helicopter on-site for the entire length of the dry season, so you can see how the lake looks like from way above any time you want.
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HeliSpirit is a helicopter charter company renowned throughout Western Australia for its professional service in scenic flights and passenger charters. Taking flight from the lawn helipad adjacent to the infinity pool, HeliSpirit offers a range of scenic flights of the Lake Argyle Region. There is a helicopter on-site for the entire length of the dry season, so you can see how the lake looks like from way above any time you want.

After another 2.1 km come to "Bluff Lookout".
Bluff Lookout
Bluff Lookout

Located on the southern end of the Banangum Ridge, this cliff top lookout provides panoramic views over the lake, the resort and towards Pannikin Bay.
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Located on the southern end of the Banangum Ridge, this cliff top lookout provides panoramic views over the lake, the resort and towards Pannikin Bay.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
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Bluff Lookout, Lake Argyle


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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