Getting to Borroloola from Darwin in Northern Territory Australia


  • Darwin Wharf and Jetty


    Getting to Borroloola from Darwin in Northern Territory Australia

    Borroloola is a relaxed and friendly remote fishing community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This historic town is considered the gateway to the Gulf region and is famed for its excellent fishing. Borroloola can be accessed via the Carpentaria Highway from Daly Waters in the Northern Territory or on the road through Garawa Aboriginal Land Trust from Queensland. Once a frontier town, Borroloola is now the capital of the Gulf region. Today, the town is still a bit wild and unruly at times, but the people are friendly and easy going.

    Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. King Ash Bay, a great fishing spot 50 kilometres from Borroloola, also attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands provides good reef fishing where red emperor, coral trout and parrot fish can be caught. The settlement has two main events every year. The Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft held over three days in August and the Fishing Classic usually held on the Easter long weekend at King Ash Bay.

    Although Borroloola belongs to the Barkly Tablelands area of the Northern Territory it's an area which, in both its vegetation and climate, is more typical of the tropical Gulf Savanna which stretches around the Gulf of Carpentaria from North Queensland.

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