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Airnorth flies its E170 jet to the McArthur River region in a shared service between contracted charters for McArthur River Mining and regular passenger transport to nearby Borroloola.
McArthur River Mine
McArthur River Mine (MRM) has become one of the world’s largest providers of zinc in bulk concentrate form.
McArthur River Mine produces zinc bulk concentrate for global markets. The operation works in partnership with employees, suppliers, customers, the community of the local Borroloola region, the Northern Territory and Australian Governments.
Borroloola is a remote community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria which was once a frontier town. It is now the main township of the Gulf region. Home to four main Indigenous language groups, the area includes many large cattle stations and boasts stunning scenery.
Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. Fifty kilometres from Borroloola, King Ash Bay, a popular fishing spot, attracts thousands of visitors each year and a fishing competition is usually held over the Easter long weekend. The area is home to a stunning array of native wildlife.
Images courtesty of Tourism NT