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Borroloola, NT

Borroloola is a remote fishing community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This historic town is the considered the gateway to the Gulf region and is famed for its excellent fishing, and the rich lead, zinc and silver deposits that are mined in the area. Borroloola can be accessed via the Carpentaria Highway from Daly Waters in the Northern Territory or on the road through Garawa Aboriginal Land Trust from Queensland. Once a frontier town, Borroloola is now the capital of the Gulf region. Today, the town still has a frontier feel. Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. King Ash Bay, a great fishing spot 50 kilometres down-stream, also attracts thousands of visitors each year.


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Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bush Walking
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Game
  • Outback

About Borroloola

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Borroloola Postcode: 854
  • State: Northern Territory
  • Region: Katherine & Surrounds
  • Latitude: -16.07075
  • Longitude: 136.30912
  • Elevation: 12m
  • Population: 871
  • Median Income: $22048
  • Area (Sq/km): 12.563
  • Timezone: Australia/Darwin

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