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Fish for: Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon.
Avail Seasons: March – June
Location: Kakadu, Mary River and Daly River.
Recommended stay: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Accomodation: Lodge – Kakadu; Lodge – Mary River; Cabins – Daly River.
Other activities: Bird Watching, Bush Walking,
Wildlife (including crocodile) Spotting
Pricing: From $3600pp 3 days / 3 nights (3 per boat/room basis)
Big Barra and the Run Off
The Northern Territory comes alive between March and June as the vast floodplains awaken with the last of the wet season’s nourishing rains.
During this time, the creeks and rivers become a bustling hub of activity as fish of all sizes, from juveniles to magnificent females weighing over 40 pounds which congregate to feast on the exodus of smaller fish leaving the wetlands.
Whether you choose to fish the channels, mangroves, rock bars or drains of the South and East Alligator Rivers in Kakadu National Park, explore the flood plains of the Mary River and Shady Camp or navigate the legendary and beautiful Daly River, we’ve got you covered.
But it’s not just the fish that gather in these aquatic hotspots; the wetlands become a bustling ecosystem teeming with life. Estuarine crocodiles, majestic Jabiru birds, fish eagles, elegant egrets, the iconic magpie geese, and graceful kites all congregate in the wetlands, creating a vibrant and dramatic backdrop as you pursue the barramundi of your dreams.
As you embark on this adventure, you’ll be at the heart of nature’s grand performance. The wild north shifts into high gear for the annual feeding frenzy that heralds the arrival of the long dry season. This is where you’ll witness places and wildlife interactions that are beyond the reach of road-based visitors, creating a sense of exclusivity and wonder.
Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you choose to fish the spectacular channels, mangroves, rock bars, and drains of the South and East Alligator Rivers in Kakadu National Park, explore the vast floodplains of the Mary River and Shady Camp, or navigate the renowned and beautiful Daly River, we’ve got you covered. Expect top-notch accommodation, delectable food, utmost comfort, safety, and, of course, the thrill of reeling in that prized catch.
Our journey with you begins right from the airport or your accommodation in Darwin. We ensure your comfort with air-conditioned 4WD vehicles that whisk you away to the heart of this angler’s paradise. The anticipation builds as you make your way to the fishing grounds.
Accommodation When You’re Not Fishing
In Kakadu National Park, we have partnered with the esteemed Aurora Kakadu Resort to provide you with a comfortable oasis to recharge after your fishing expeditions. This resort offers air-conditioned rooms, sumptuous restaurant meals, a refreshing swimming pool, and a soothing spa in a central garden setting. You can also unwind with a drink at the bar, relishing the memories of your day on the water.
All accommodation is air-conditioned no matter which destination you choose. It’s cabins at Mango Farm for the Daly River and rooms at Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge for the Mary River or rooms at the renowned Aurora Kakadu Resort for the South and East Alligator Rivers
Book your adventure today and immerse yourself in the magic of the Run Off.
• All meals and non-alcoholic refreshments
• Air-conditioned accommodation as noted above
• Professional and qualified guides
• Top quality boats and fishing equipment
• Transfers from Darwin to your chosen location return