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No fishery epitomizes the famous angling potential of the Northern Territory's waterways quite like Darwin. True to its name, the area plays home to a breathtaking variety of endemic wildlife and well over 400 different species of fish, more than a few of which spearhead just about every avid angler's bucket list. One of the biggest culprits of Darwin's relatively recent rise to sportfishing stardom, the feisty Barramundi dominates the local creeks, estuaries and the infamous billabongs. Out here, it's often impossible to uncouple your day's worth of fishing and the daily sightings of crocodiles, water buffaloes, wild pigs and a colorful array of native bird species. On the other hand, the massive Darwin Harbour is littered with reefs and strategically sunken shipwrecks, where boating a dozen different game specimen is rarely not considered the norm. Bluewater fishing staples include the gutsy Jew Fish and Red Emperor, as well as anything from Spanish Mackerel, Tuna and Giant Trevally to Coral Trout, Cod and even an occasional Sailfish. And unlike many of the world's premier angling oases, there are always more than just a few productive honey holes around, making it very unlikely you'll ever be casting the same hotspot twice. Sportfishing heaven, your name is Darwin.
Aquascene, Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre, Crocosaurus Cove, Mindil Beach Markets, Litchfield and Kakadu National Park tours, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, , Crocodylus Park, Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Bicentennial Park, George Brown Botanic Gardens, ‘Defence of Darwin’ Experience