Groote Eylandt

Groot Eylandt

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Groote Eylandt is the third largest Australian island with an area of 2,687 square kilometres. It was named "Great Island" by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and has been home to the Anindilyakwa Aboriginal people for hundreds of years. The island is on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria close to the Northern Territory mainland. Surrounding the island is a marine environment with fabulous reef systems and rich recreational fisheries. Over 50 different species are caught in the pristine waters surrounding Groote Eylandt.

Light tackle, reef fishing, fly fishing, popper fishing and jigging are all popular. Barramundi, GTs, Queenfish, Salmon, Emperor, Cod, Snapper, Mackerel, Coral Trout, Barracuda and many more are commonly caught.

Source: Sports Fishing Adventures

The fishing anywhere in “the Gulf” at any time of year is amongst the best in the world. The daily temperatures are generally around 30 degrees at any time of year with the humidity rising from around 30% in June, July and August to above 80% during the “build up” and wet season October to March.



Groote Eylandt Lodge is situated on 25 acres of water’s edge grounds overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria featuring 74 accommodation options including Spa Bungalows, Gulf View Suites & Fishing Village Cabins. Facilities include:

·         Seagrass restaurant & Bar

·         Day Spa

·         Conference Suite

·         Art Centre & Cultural Experiences

·         World Class Blue Water Sports Fishing

The lodge specialises in designing personal experiences for guests to cater for their specific requirements. Be it fishing for a particular species, experiencing the rich Andillyakwan Culture, or exploring the diverse landscape & pristine waters of the Groote Archipelago.

To book plan or enquire  call 1800 977 077 Email:


Groote Eylandt Sports Fishing Special


3 Days 2 Days Private Guided Blue Water Sports Fishing from $1,995* per person.

Experience one of the most exciting fishing grounds in the world staying at Grote Eylandt Lodge.


·         Return Airfares Darwin/Groote/Darwin

·         3 nights Share twin Waters Edge accommodation

·         Breakfast lunch & dinner daily

·         2 days Private Guided Sports Fishing

·         All transfers on Groote

*based on party of four  - price valid for bookings made up until 31 January 2017 for travel up to 30 April 2017


Enquiries & reservations call 1800 977 077 Email:


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