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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More