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Follow the Song Lines

The Gulf of Carpentaria is etched with song lines. They weave across the rust-red earth and skate along the deep cerulean sea, uniting the clans dispersed along its shores. All the way from Groote Eylandt to Bickerton Island to the East Arnhem mainland they go, tracing the route taken by creation ancestors as they sang their dreaming across […]

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Little-known Island of Riches Wants to Become a Tourist Hotspot

A SPECTACULAR, mineral-rich island perched in the pristine waters of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria has a simmering battle on its hands. Traditional custodians of Groote Eylandt are grappling with a formidable challenge: reaching for a future in sustainable, community-driven tourism, while continuing to reap phenomenal royalties from a thriving manganese mine. The battle to wean […]

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Groote Eylandt – Raw Beauty

In the waters off Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Paul Connolly finds a remote fishing paradise. I’m Sitting on a fibreglass fishing boat a few meters from the rocky south-western tip of Groote Eylandt As the sun beats down and a gentle swell slaps the hull, queenfish leap out of the water, their […]

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Reeling ‘em in on GROOTE

Our clumsy fisherman Roderick Eime finds plenty to get excited about on Groote Eylandt Bang! I’m on. Even clumsy fishos like me will know the satisfying tug of a healthy game fish when it latches on – and so the fight begins. “Get ‘im in!” Nick urges me as I fumble with the reel. I […]

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Still have sore arms catching fish after fish

I would like the thank-you for the opportunity for the invitation to Groote Eylandt and sharing the experience with Colin Burden. It was hard to imagine what the lodge would be like, I was going in open minded, I can certainly tell you after 5 days it was a mind blowing full Adventure. The staff […]

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A million miles from anywhere but, top service and great experience

The Lodge is amazing for a small island off the coast of Darwin NT! The staff are all really friendly and the food is fantastic from the happiest chef in the world! Fishing for 5 days off the coast and saw some incredible scenery not to mention 26 different species of fish! The sea life […]

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Sinking My Teeth Into Groote

Our clumsy fisherman, Roderick Eime, finds plenty to get excited about on Groote Eylandt. Bang! I’m on. Even clumsy fishos like me will know the satisfying tug of  a healthy game fish when it latches on…and so the fight begins. “Get ‘im in!” Nick urges me as I fumble with the reel. I haven’t put […]

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Great Groote

Groote Eylandt is something new for the corporate retreater, the incentive winner and the lucky ducks who want a dollop of romance with their outback fishing adventure.

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Haven for top angling choices

QT sports editor David Lems recently ventured to a fishing paradise in the Gulf of Carpentaria. In part two of the series, he chats to the skipper of the memorable Groote Eylandt sportfishing adventure.

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