Bathurst Island Lodge 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. Barra Base closed in 1998 but reopened in March 2013 as Bathurst Island Lodge following major refurbishment.
To enhance your experience of being away from it all, accommodation and fishing at Bathurst Island Lodge is restricted to a maximum of 12 guests. Doing so enables our experienced lodge team to provide you with a superior level of service and attention designed to make your visit totally relaxing and with the very best and most productive fishing experience possible. But, getting so far off the beaten-track doesn't mean having to rough it, because our Lodge has chef-prepared meals, 240v power, hot showers, flushing toilets, phone & email access, plus a host of comforts and facilities rarely associated with such highly remote fishing destinations.
The main building is the centre of activity at the lodge and houses a spacious, well-appointed and comfortable indoor-outdoor dining area, licensed bar and guest lounge. Open to cooling sea breezes, and magnificent 270 degree river and ocean views, the main building is the perfect place to relax after your day’s fishing. Our comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms are close by and consist of 4 x single occupancy plus 4 x twin-share rooms. Adjacent are the guest bathrooms which include a private ladies bathroom and dressing area.
One of the many highlights at Bathurst Island Lodge is the high quality of our meal service. Our chef gets you started each morning with a range of hearty breakfast choices which include bacon & eggs, cereals, toast, fresh fruit, tea and coffee. Breakfast is served from 6.45am with the aim of having you on the water fishing by 7.30am each morning. At an appropriate time during the day, your fishing guide will position your boat in a shaded area to prepare an on-board lunch.
When you return to the Lodge after your day's fishing, you may like to wander across to the main building to relax and share the experiences of your day whilst enjoying the wonderful water views and sea breezes. Whilst there, help yourself to some hors d'oeuvres and a drink from our licensed bar. Dinner is served around 7.00pm. As might be expected, freshly caught Tiwi Islands fish is always on our menu together with other dishes and desserts suited to our tropical climate.
PARTICIPATION: Bathurst Island Lodge guests should be aware that we operate in a highly remote and rugged location. Guests are therefore required to be in good health and sound medical condition prior to and during their trip.