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Tiwi Islands Adventures is the new operating name for Melville Island Lodge, the Johnson River Camp, and our exciting new sport-fishing destination; Bathurst Island Lodge, which opened for business in March 2013.

Tiwi Islands Adventures is located on the Tiwi Islands, a scenic 30 minute flight from Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. We have exclusively operated here since 1998 and cater for anglers of ALL skill levels, plus small corporate groups, seeking a remote, yet comfortable, professionally guided sport-fishing experience.

We provide our guests with a high-quality catch & release fishing adventure situated in a spectacular and pristine wilderness environment. Dominant fish species include barramundi, mangrove jacks, threadfin salmon, saratoga, golden snapper, black jewfish, queenfish, giant trevally, spanish mackerel plus 40 or more other species of quality river, creek and reef fish.

All-inclusive packages range from short-stay trips and company incentives, through to extended fishing safaris that provide exclusive access to a multitude of major river systems, coastal creeks, bays, inlets and reef fishing destinations. We support this with a superior level of service, guest facilities, meal quality and accommodation comforts seldom associated with remote sport-fishing destinations.

We operate from three exclusive locations on the Tiwi Islands; Our Melville Island Lodge headquarters situated on the shores of Snake Bay (max 18 guests), plus our ultra-remote Johnson River Camp (max 6 guests) situated in the picturesque upper reaches of the Johnson River on the east coast of Melville Island. A third location; Bathurst Island Lodge (max 12 guests) is located on the remote south western coast of Bathurst Island. The Lodge, which is extremely isolated, is situated on the iconic ‘Barra Base’ site, which was Australia’s first ever guided barramundi sport-fishing lodge.

From these three fabulous locations we offer our guests four exciting styles of professionally-guided sport-fishing trip to choose from:

Fishing at Melville Island Lodge: operating Mar-Dec with exclusive fishing access to Snake Bay, Shark Bay, Jessie River, Rungani, Robinson Inlet and Goose Creek plus a vast range of coastal creek and reef fishing options ….. or

Fishing at the Johnson River Camp: operating May-Dec (min 4 day trip) with exclusive fishing access to the Johnson River, Yunanti and Quanipiri Bays plus a wide variety of coastal creek and reef fishing options..…or

Fishing at Bathurst Island Lodge: operating Mar-Dec (2013 onwards) with exclusive fishing access to Dudwell and Gods Creeks, Port Hurd, 1st and 2nd Creeks plus reef fishing options covering the entire western coastline of Bathurst Island….or

Extended Fishing Safaris: (min 6 day trip) with accommodation and fishing at two or all three of our locations.

All packages are inclusive of:

  • Return private charter flights ex Darwin
  • Tiwi Islands fishing & entry permits
  • Professionally guided fishing in custom-built 6.5m alloy boats
  • Use of top quality fishing tackle (except fly-fishing tackle)
  • Comfortable air-conditioned accommodation
  • All meals & non alcoholic refreshments
  • Non-fishing activities
  • Goods & Services Tax (GST)
Guided Barramundi Fishing Lodge Bathurst Island Lodge
1 metre Barramundi caught 10 mins south of the Lodge Jigging for Black Jew Fish Exclusive Access
One of six 6.6 metre Barra Fishing Boats
One of six 6.6 metre Barra Fishing Boats
One of six 6.6 metre Barra Fishing Boats
One of six 6.6 metre Barra Fishing Boats Melville Island Lodge