SWB – Secret Women’s Business

Join in the thrill Australia’s premier women’s fishing tournament. SWB Barra Challenge, fondly referred to as SWB s a ladies-only fishing tournament, with the main focus on encouraging females to participate in recreational fishing. From novices to experienced anglers, this invite only tournament is one not to be missed. Held on the majestic Corroboree Billabong, [...]

Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge

A fishing competition for the whole family to tackle. With the emphasis on the family and junior anglers, the Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge is a tag-and-release photo competition. The renowned barramundi is the number-one target. Competitors will fish the fish-rich waters of Hardies Lagoon, Mary River Bridge Lagoon, Shady Camp, Corroboree Billabong and the tidal [...]


The Rockhole, about an hour’s drive from Darwin, is another access point to the channels of the Mary River system, a hugely popular spot for barramundi fishing. Located off Point Stuart Road, in the Mary River National Park, Rockhole is an excellent stepping-off point from which to enjoy a day’s fishing or exploration of the [...]

Mistake Billabong

A beautiful and tranquil sight, Mistake Creek Billabong, in the Mary River National Park, is about an hour’s drive from Darwin. The location is renowned for the large floodplains that spread over the National Park, and therefore Mistake Billabong is home to an abundance of wildlife, including crocodiles and thousands of unique migratory birds. Walk [...]

Couzens Lookout

Couzen’s Lookout is positioned within the Mary River region – a wide expanse of national park land an hour’s drive from Darwin that provides visitors with opportunities for wildlife watching, fishing, four-wheel driving, bushwalking and photography. Secluded camping by the Mary River and memorable sunsets can be found at Couzen’s, as its location within the [...]

Mary River National Park

From wildlife-spotting cruises to expert fishing charters, guided birdwatching tours to independent four-wheel drive and camping adventures, the Mary River National Park is a popular inclusion in any Darwin and Top End itinerary. Accessible year-round and just over 60 minutes’ drive from Darwin, the freshwater billabongs, paperbark and monsoon forests of this rich national park [...]

Shady Camp

Shady Camp is a popular spot for anglers setting off onto the lower reaches of the Mary River. Located in Mary River National Park, just over 60 minutes’ drive from Darwin, the area is a picturesque area surrounded by fresh water billabongs and paperbark and monsoon forests. Most NT rivers average five crocodiles per kilometre, [...]

Brian Creek Monsoon Forest

Brian Creek Monsoon Forest, in the Mary River National Park which is an hour’s drive from Darwin, is a short walk through a pocket of rainforest where you will notice the contrast between the wildlife here and the surrounding woodlands. These pockets are significant examples of remnant vegetation communities that are surrounded by dry lowland [...]

Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Located in the majestic Mary River National Park Wetlands of the Northern Territory, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is an unforgettable experience, its teeming wildlife and unique tours a world far removed from your own, yet with all the modern comforts of great accommodation, delicious meals and wine to enjoy at the end of each day. Wildman [...]

Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open

Test your fishing skills against the elusive barramundi. The Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open is a catch, measure and release competition held at the beautiful Corroboree Billabong, part of the renowned Mary River System near Darwin. The prime species targeted are barramundi and saratoga, but many other species are pointed, including tarpon, archerfish, sleepy cod, [...]

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