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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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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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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