Borroloola is located 950km from Darwin and 660km from Katherine via the Stuart and Carpentaria highways (all sealed highways). It is one of the main centres along the epic Savannah Way touring route linking Cairns to Broome. This 4000km adventure drive is the alternate route from Cairns to Darwin and passes through spectacular outback
scenery and numerous national parks.
Situated on the banks of the mighty McArthur River, Borroloola is a fishing hotspot. The McArthur River mouth and the Sir Edward Pellew group of islands offers a wide range of fishing experiences .
Borroloola has an all weather airstrip and is served by charter flights. Regular flights are available into McArthur River Mine some 70km west of Borroloola.
Borroloola has three small supermarkets, three service stations (BP, United and Ausfuel), a health clinic, Police station.
NT GULF REGION
The Northern Territory’s Gulf Region is one of the most remote sparsely populated areas in Australia. This vast region to the southeast of Katherine running to the Gulf of Carpentaria is a patchwork of Aboriginal land, national parks, pastoral leases and mining leases that between contain some spectacular landscapes, rare flora and fauna and fantastic fishing.
Seven Emu Station
Seven Emu Station is located on the Savannah Way in the Northern Territory’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Seven Emu Station welcomes tourists, campers, birdwatchers, fishermen and four wheel drive explorers. The breathtaking landscape of the station is served by the Robinson and Calvert Rivers as well as 60km of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Carpentaria. This area is also proctected by teh Australian Wilderness Conservancy. This truly is a spot not to be missed. The Shadforth family will play host to your real cattle station experience.
Borroloola, a remote community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria and once a frontier town, is now the capital of the Gulf region. Home to four main indigenous language groups, the area includes many large cattle stations. Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. Borroloola offers a range of services including motel accommodation, camping, fuel, restaurants, groceries, hardware, mechanical services, health clinic and police.
King Ash Bay
King Ash Bay is on the McArthur River 50km from Borroloola. It is a popular fishing spot, attracting thousands of visitors each year due to its access to the Gulf of Carpentaria and variety of fishing experiences available. There is a fuel station, licensed club, small grocery store and accommodation and campground at King Ash Bay.
Barranyi National Park
Barranyi (North Island) National Park, located in the Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands is a wildlife haven, providing a home to nesting turtles and migratory birds and offers excellent reef fishing opportunities. Access to the islands is limited, and visitors must contact Parks and Wildlife NT before making the journey.