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Cape Don Experience, Cobourg Peninsula

Situated on the most north west tip of Cobourg Peninsula Arnhem Land, Cape Don offers access to some of Australia’s most exciting fishing, remote wilderness and unspoiled coastline. The accommodation is within the newly renovated Head Lighthouse Keepers homestead and is fitted with modern facilities offering the charm of the past era and yet the comfort required after an exhilarating day of fishing adventure on the waters surrounding Cape Don.

Cape Don is renowned for its diverse range of sports fishing experiences making it a fishermans paradise virtually all year round. Accessible from Cape Don are mangrove lined creeks, sandy island cays, fringing reef and rocky outcrops in blue water, all ideal fishing environments. For the non angler, Cape Don offers fully guided tours with spectacular scenery and wildlife in unspoiled areas where only a few people have ventured. Guided walks on deserted islands, coral exploration for dugong, turtles, manta ray and saltwater crocodiles.

Guests at Cape Don are limited to 12 at any one time and it is this exclusive access that provides the sense of unspoiled, unique wilderness. Cape Don makes an ideal incentive destination for small groups with adventure as the primary focus, offering the exclusive use of the lighthouse facilities and surrounding landscape as far as the eye can see. The fishing, of course, is second to none and will occupy the time of the beginner and the enthusiast alike, with expert guides to help make sure the line is always tight. The Cape Don Experience offers an exclusive adventure hideaway in one of Australia’s most untouched natural environments and yet still provides safe comfortable accommodation with homestead style hospitality.

Accommodation Options

Cape Don Homestead

Set within the historic Lighthouse Keepers Quarters, the five large rooms are styled to suit the historic atmosphere. The rooms contain hand crafted silky oak beds, and open out to a large verandah that surrounds the house. Ceiling fans above all beds add to the charm and atmosphere.

Activites and Experiences at Cape Don Experience

  • National Trust
  • Nothern Territory Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Birdwatching
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Bar
  • Boat Ramp
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Group
  • Ice
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant – BYO
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Rural/Country
  • Flora and Fauna
  • National Park
  • Outback
  • Remote
  • Wilderness
  • English
  • English
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tourism Top End
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Not Available

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