Ivanhoe Crossing

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Overview

Highlights

Ivanhoe Crossing is a causeway built over the mighty Ord River – and beware, this is salt water crocodile country! Snare an elusive barra from a boat on the river, and keep an eye out for crocs which trawl just beneath the water. You might even see one sunbaking on the river banks.

Ivanhoe Crossing is where the locals go fishing. It was once part of the main road to Wyndham, but was flooded after the start of the Ord Irrigation Scheme in the 1960s. Water flows over Ivanhoe Crossing year round and during the wet season the water level is too high for vehicles to pass.

Standing on the Crossing to go fishing is not recommended due to the crocodiles. Ivanhoe Crossing is about a 10 minute drive from Kununurra in the east of the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Activities

  • Sight-seeing
  • Four-wheel drive river crossing
  • Crocodile spotting
  • Barramundi fishing

Facilities

  • River-crossing 
  • Car park
  • Picnic area

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

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Location & Supplier

Ivanhoe Crossing

Address: Ivanhoe Crossing, Ivanhoe Road, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743

Website: https://www.visitkununurra.com/explore/attractions/ivanhoe-crossing

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