Cobourg Fishing Safaris

Garig Gunak Barlu National Par…
Cobourg NT, Australia

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Boat Specs

Custom Built (Other) originally built in 2012. Powered by 225HP Yamaha Outboard engine.

22 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Equipment Is Not Provided For Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Coral Trout

Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Giant)

The remote Cobourg Peninsula, an hour flight from Darwin, is known as one of Australia’s best fishing destinations. Cobourg Fishing Safaris (operated by Venture North) offer a very exclusive fishing experience with fly-in/fly-out fishing charters, catering to only one group at a time. Based out of Venture North’s unique safari-style camp, Cobourg Coastal Camp, you will enjoy stunning views overlooking the bay of Port Essington.

The Parks boasts diverse marine environments, which means that there are plenty of fishing options. Barramundi and Mangrove Jack can be found all year round in the mangrove lined creeks and gutters, although it’s the blue water action that avid anglers are drawn to in this area.

‘Barlu’ was custom built in 2012, and is a 6.8m mono-hull Eliminator Guide Pro, which has been specially designed to suit all types of fishing and marine activities. It is powered by the latest model 225 Yamaha outboard motor, and the vessel can accommodate up to eight passengers, or when fishing, three competent fly fisherman, four competent spinners or six people bait fishing at any one time. The rear centre console provides plenty of space and comfort for guests, whilst the bow boasts a large casting deck that is ideal for sight fishing and marine spotting.

Trips include all the latest fishing equipment* (or you are welcome to bring your own), all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, an experienced fishing guide, accommodation at Cobourg Coastal Camp (twin-share), and all permits and camp fees for accessing Aboriginal land/water. Cobourg Fishing Safaris also provide return airfares between the Cobourg Peninsula and Darwin, and return transfers from Cobourg Airstrip to the Coastal Camp.

*All fishing equipment is provided on a replace if lost or damaged basis

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft Drinks and Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cobourg to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Only Enough For Dinner
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Hugh Gange
Cobourg, Northern Territory, Australia
Member since March 2015


  • Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, Cobourg
    NT 0822, Australia