Fly Fishing in Remote Australia
A short one-hour scenic charter flight from Darwin at the very top end of Australia – is the AWARD-WINNING Coburg Coastal Camp.
Cobourg Coastal Camp offers a unique ‘glamping’ and wilderness experience within one of the most untouched regions of the Northern Territory; the Cobourg Peninsula. Located on the most northern tip of Arnhem Land the Cobourg Peninsula forms part of the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.
The Aboriginal lands of the Coburg are a perfect example of an environment that has never felt the effects of human interference. An environmentally sensitive safari-style camp caters for small groups and exclusive fishing experience.
Nestled amongst savannah bushland 8 tents overlook the picturesque waters of the Coburg Marine Park (Home to 6 of the 7 marine turtles). All tents contain 2 single beds, a bedside table, light and fan (all linen & towels are included).
A large undercover, the open-air dining area is where meals are served and the adjacent lounge provides the perfect place to relax. A well-stocked NT library is also available for guest to enjoy.
All the facilities at the camp are shared. There are 3 outdoor monsoon showers and 3 eco-friendly (& odorless) toilets, all with fantastic views of the surrounding bushland. Environmentally friendly soap products are complimentary.
Food and Beverages
Fresh food is chef prepared everyday and local and freshly caught seafood features heavily on the menu.
Typical Length of Stay
3/3 packages to 5/5 packages available
Luxury 4WD drive touring, guided nature and bird watching, visiting the cultural center and relaxing around camp. Collecting oysters and shucking them with the Chef in the evening is a highlight!
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How to Get There
Fly to Darwin and spend the night before your charter flight. You will be collected from your hotel early the next morning and transferred to the camp by Plane and 4WD. You will be fishing before mid-morning. Returning you will be able to fly from Darwin airport from noon and all transfers will be provided.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Fishing is a combination of inshore blue water and creek/estuary fisheries. You will be able to cast with your angling partner to trevallies, tuna, and queenfish in the rich waters off the peninsula and hunt barramundi and threadfin in the snags of the mangroves.
Using intermediate lines and floating lines with surface poppers – elicit aggressive strikes from the incredibly species-rich waters around camp. Fishing is boat based and you will use an 8 weight but have your 10 and 12 ready for XXL pelagics. If you wish to fish the coral heads bring a sinking line and catch a coral trout for dinner or a large Spanish Mackerel.
You will leave from right outside the camp and find the best fishing with your guide for the day. Be sure to tell him if you would like to fish a particular area or species and they will be sure to meet your requests!
Boats and Equipment
6.8 Custom Works Eliminator Pros – All fishing gear must be brought by the angler.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Trips of 3/3 to 5/5 length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
$3500 USD for 3/3 packages based on share twin to $5350 USD 5/5.
Nonfishing anglers are priced approximately at 50% of anglers – but if 4WD drive guide is included rates are similar. Please ask for pricing options.
Cobourg Coastal Camp (Australia)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides for all packages. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip, and all cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations outside of 60 days from beginning of the trip, a refund or trip credit (minus a 20% per person cancellation fee charged by the operator and a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing) will be issued. For cancellations between 60 and 15 days from beginning of the trip, a refund or trip credit (minus a 50% per person cancellation fee charged by the operator and a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing) will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for trips cancelled inside of 15 days from start of trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a 20% per person cancellation fee charged by the operator and a $100.00 processing fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing. Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for this trip. Cobourg Coastal Camp will not refund payments in the event of poor weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.