Post Conference Tour
Join us for a tour of the crown jewels of the East Kimberly; the Ord River Dam and the Kununurra Diversion Dam.
Our tour will see us depart from Kununurra by bus and head to the Ord Dam. This 99m high Earth Core Rockfill Dam retains a reservoir of 10,760GL and has a catchment area of 46,100km. We will tour dam and inspect the outlet works on site and be guided by operational and engineering staff with an intimate knowledge of the asset.
We will then board a tour boat at the toe of the dam and return to Kununurra via the Ord River, seeing the gorges and broad reaches of the river as it moves into the flatter land near Kununurra.
Our boat will take us down to see the intakes of the Ord Irrigation Areas and also the upstream side of the Kununurra Diversion Dam.
We will then return to land and go to see the Kununurra Diversion Dam.
Our tour will then visit the wide expanses of the Irrigation Area, the ultimate end user of the Ord Scheme.
For those with flights to take on this afternoon, the bus will drop you at the airport in time to reach catch the Virgin Australia flight to Perth.
7:00am – Depart Kununurra on Bus – Drive to Ord Dam
8:00am – Arrive Ord Dam. Walk around Dam – down to Power Station. Open Valves, Tour Powerstation and Intake Tower.
10:00am – Depart Ord Dam by Boat – Morning Tea
12:00pm – Cruise down the river
12:30pm – Lunch at Diversion Dam – by Swim Beach
PM Tour around KDD and possibly the irrigation area
Book your tour through the registration form: