Barra Wetland Billabong Safaris

2-4 Day Barra Wetland Billabong Safaris are completed during the Dry Season from May to December yearly.

Top End Barramundi Fishing Holiday

Call Heather on (08) 89450376 to develop a great fishing holiday for you, based around your holiday period, as there is no tidal influence that we need to worry about in the landlocked billabongs during the dry season.

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Taking an extended Safari means more quality fishing time, with less time spent travelling to the fishing.

Enjoy great Cabin Style Accommodation at lodges close to remote Safari Fishing destinations to make the most of your time fishing and relaxing.

Catering for groups of 12,8,4,couples and individuals

Contact Darwins Barra Base now to secure your safari;

mail : 2 Todd Crescent Malak NT 0812
phone: +61 8 8945 0376
fax : +61 8 8945 0379
email: Click here for email contact

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Typical Itinerary Details of a 3 Day Barra Wetland Billabong Safaris follow:

  • Fly in Day

    Depart Home state flights arranged by self (times TBA). Arrive Darwin and transfer to Darwin’s Barra Base B & B. Courtesy Bus pick up from airport free if arrive before 7.30pm, if after get a taxi to 2 Todd Cres Malak.

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  • 1St Day

    Travel early (5am) to Corroborree Park Tavern, rest stop, pick up lunches and ice and have breakfast. Travel onto Corroborree Billabong, prepare boat and complete full day Barra fishing chasing the almighty Barra, Saratoga and or Tarpon.

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    Seeing the fantastic wildlife that inhabits these beautiful wetlands is a sight you will always remember.

    The wildlife will include the birds (Jabirus, Pelicans, Cranes, Whistling Ducks, Brolgas, Sea Eagles, Whistling Kites and many more). Then be astounded when Water Buffalo and Feral Pigs are witnessed exploring the floodplains and waters edge of the billabong. In the afternoon we clean the fish and then the sea eagles put on a show swooping down and grasping the Barra filleted guts in awesome spread wing displays. Get the Cameras ready, you don’t want to miss the action. Finally returning back to the boat ramp approx 4pm. Trailer the boat, pack up the car & boat and travel to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge for rest, evening meal & overnight accommodation.

  • 2nd Day

    Up 6.00am for early breakfast at 6.30am, pick up lunches and ice and travel to Shady Camp boat ramp. De-cover the boat, prepare and launch boat at Shady Camp Freshwater Lagoon. Spend the rest of the day fishing for those saltwater Barras trapped in the lagoon from the last set of spring tides. Variety of fish sizes will be caught here from 45cm to 1 meter-plus Barra. Also Saratoga, Tarpon, Catfish, Long-Tom, and Mighty Mouth. Again the wildlife will enhance you as well as some very large black crocodiles that inhabit this lagoon. Returning back to Boat Ramp approx 5 pm. Drive the boat onto the trailer place on covers etc and travel back to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge to down a couple of coldies at the bar, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have a few drinks & sleep.

  • 3rd Day

    Up 5.00am pack bags into car and travel back to Corroborree Park Tavern for breakfast, pick up lunches and ice then travel onto Corroborree Billabong or Hardies Lagoon to fish the remainder of the day, taking in the sights of the breathtaking wetland scenery and wildlife. Completing afternoon activities of feeding Sea Eagles, returning back to ramp approx 3pm. Clean & pack up boat and drive back to Darwin’s Barra Base. Rest, drink & prepare for evening meal where awards for fishing excellence will be handed out. Sleep at Darwin’s Barra Base B & B, and or catch the midnight flight home (flights arranged by self). Pack up frozen fish caught in approved flight boxes for air transport and gain taxi to airport.

  • 4th Day or Stay on @ B&B Depart Darwin flights arranged by self (times TBA). Pack up fish in fish approved transport boxes for flight home. Free transfer to Airport if during daylight hours. Or stay on at Darwin’s Barra Base B&B and sightsee Darwin & tropical NT. Please book all extra accommodation if you are intending on staying on at the B&B after the Safari.

    Please note that the actual fishing destination for the Barra Wetland Billabong Safari is normally completed at the Mary River System, however we go where the fish are biting best and this may mean moving to the Finniss River or Daly River. 

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    Fantastic Fishing in Great Guide Boats with Experienced Guides
    in comfortable Accommodation.
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mail : PO Box 215, Anna Bay NSW 2316
phone: 0488 222 695

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