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Darwin’s Barra Base

Darwin’s Barra Base offers complete Top End barramundi and bluewater fishing tours. Run by Allan and Heather Beale, Darwin’s Barra Base provides clients with an adventure you won’t forget. Experience the thrill of fishing for Australia’s premier sportsfish, the barramundi, along with targeting a large variety of hard fighting bluewater reef fish which include the famous jewfish, snapper, coral trout, red emperor and the pelagic fish species such as tuna, mackerel, queen fish and the giant trevally.

To seek out the barra, clients will be taken to some of the best fishing spots in the river systems, billabongs and lagoons of the Mary, Daly, Adelaide, Finniss, Howard and Elizabeth rivers. Clients also fish some of the Territory’s most remote locations where you will explore the rarely touched Territory coastline and reefs including the Tiwi, Vernon and Peron Islands as well as the great coastline of Dundee Beach and Bynoe Harbour.

Darwin’s Barra Base tailors tours based on the best dates and tides to maximise the fishing opportunities. The operators know the region well and will design a tour to meet the needs of beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Touring Options

1 Day Barramundi or Bluewater Fishing Trip

Enjoy an exciting one day barramundi or bluewater fishing challenge as you explore the Top End. A barramundi fishing trip can include locations such as the Mary River and the Adelaide River, while a bluewater fishing trip might visit the Tiwi Islands, Dundee Beach, Bynoe Harbour or many other fishing hotspots. Species targeted can include barramundi, jewfish, snapper, red emperor, tuna and many others, and friendly guides can cater for beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Barramundi and Bluewater Fishing Safari

Experience a fishing challenge as you go in search of premier Northern Territory sportfish, such as barramundi, jewfish, snapper, red emperor, tuna and giant trevally on a 2 to 14 day safari. An adventure can include locations such as the Mary River and the Adelaide River, the Tiwi Islands, the Adelaide River, Dundee Beach, Bynoe Harbour and many other Top End fishing hotspots. Tours can be tailored based on the best dates and tides to maximise fishing opportunities. The friendly guides cater for beginners and experienced anglers alike, know the region well, and will design an unforgettable tour to meet your needs.

Please note, Darwin’s Barra Base advise indicative rates have been displayed only, as their rates are based on the number of days and people on the tour. Please contact Darwin’s Barra Base for further details.

Activites and Experiences at Darwin’s Barra Base

  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport
  • Public phone Guests are welcome to use operators phone to make local calls or you can use a phonecard.
  • Public toilet
  • Waiting Area
  • Fishing
  • Water based
  • English
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tourism Top End, Katherine Region Tourist Association
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

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