Situated on the Arnhem Highway, between Darwin and Kakadu, with Adelaide River to the west and Mary River to the east, Corroboree Park Tavern is at the heart of a world-renowned fishing region. And the Tavern owners are happy to report that they were able to keep trading through the pandemic. Thanks mostly to the locals, avid fisher-people, travelers and sightseers.
The caravan park has powered or unpowered sites for all, accommodating tents, vans and fifth wheelers, with space for boat trailers available. Recently the campgrounds were upgraded with new powered sites and there are now six new family cabins. There is one cabin which is wheelchair-friendly with ramp and an easy-access bathroom.
Stay, play and fish NT- Mary River Wetlands Region
Stop in for a cold beer, enjoy a meal, stock up on ice and supplies, or make Corroboree Park Tavern your basecamp, spending a few days fishing and exploring the area. It’s a convenient place to stay, with nearby access to two major river systems, several boat ramps close by and spectacular fishing spots in the region like Shady Camp, Corroboree Billabong and the Adelaide River.
The Mary River Wetlands region is most popular during the Runoff between March and April each year, when the Mary River is teeming with the legendary barramundi.
BBQ’s around the grounds offer the freedom to explore the beautiful area, or relax by the saltwater pool on those hot days.
All accommodation and camping can be booked live online via the ‘BookNow’ button on the website.
Must do pit stop with something for all
Located on-site are: a well-stocked grocery store; a wide range of souvenirs and snacks; walls lined with fishing tackle and local memorabilia; and a full-service kitchen which dishes up a wonderful range of all-day dining options and pub favourites.
The fully-licensed Tavern is open from 10am daily and stocks a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits for over the bar or takeaways at Darwin prices.
Whether you’re looking for a big hearty breakfast (served daily from 5am) or a light, healthy lunch option, the kitchen serves tasty, moderately-priced meals, freshly made in generous helpings.
Proud host of three of the NT’s premier fishing comps
Secret Women’s Business held in September each year is hotly contested; the women not only fish but have to skipper their boats. This comp is capped due to its popularity at around 50 boats with two to four women per boat.
The Territory Freshwater Flyfishing Open which is generally held on the first weekend in May using the iconic Corroboree Billabong which has over 50 kilometres of navigable waters.
Now into its 35th year, the Corroboree Park Challenge is an annual family-focused fishing event. Through the various fun and novelty activities arranged over the weekend, the competitor interaction at the tournament has a heavy focus on involving families and juniors.