Darwin – Northern Territory

Monday, 7 September 2015

Darwin is a Fishing Australia favourite.

The city enjoys an envied status as a hub for a wonderful variety of angling adventures both on and off shore, and is the gateway to the diverse and dramatic wilderness of the Northern Territory. Just a few hours drive and you could be in the stunning surrounds of the Kakadu, Mary River or Litchfield National parks; awesome examples of nature’s wonder.

Adventure of all sorts can be found within Darwin’s fringe. Ride the swell at the wave pool, eyeball a croc in the ‘cage of death’ at Crocosaurus Cove, take a thrilling jet boat ride or throw out a line from the wharf. Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital. A cosmopolitan city that has endured the ravages of war and nature, and now personifies the essence of a multi-cultural destination renown for its many fine restaurants and bars, abundance of outdoor pleasures and easy way of life.

Local markets are a big part of Darwin’s personality. At the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, sample international cuisine from some 60 food stalls – Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, Japanese – and eat on the beach as the sun sinks into the ocean. After dinner, find the perfect gift among stalls of art and craft, then relax with a local ice-cream or mango smoothie as fire twirlers, musicians and street performers entertain the crowds.

Top five things to do:
1. Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
2. Sunset dinner cruise
3. Wave pool / Waterfront Precinct
4. Deckchair Cinema
5. Crocosaurus Cove

You can discover all you need to know about the Top End by visiting


Million Dollar Fish Competiton

In the meantime, Million Dollar Fish is all the buzz, attracting visitors from around Australia and overseas by showcasing the Northern Territory as the best place in the world to stay, play and fish.

The competition will see 76 barramundi tagged and released across fishing locations in the Top End with one having a $1 million prize tag and the remaining 75 having $10,000 cash prize tags, bringing the total prize pool to $1.75 million.

The Million Dollar Fish competition kicks-off in October…just check out the website for all the details on how to register…and for your chance to win a trip to the NT worth 20-thousand dollars…

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