per person, double occupancy
15 days/14 nights
4 days fishing
Bills, Barras, and Boomerangs!
The scenic Northern Territory landscape of the recent epic film "Australia" serves as backdrop for our Awesome Aussie Adventure. Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge offers an astonishing sportfishing experience, with exclusive access to secluded rivers, coastal creeks and freshwater lagoons.
The remote lodge sits 250 miles northeast of Darwin, near an Aboriginal community. We’ll fish primarily for barramundi, Australia's premier sportfish. The Lodge also offers fascinating Aboriginal eco-cultural where you can submerge yourself in their traditional culture as well as birdwatching and nature tours.
But there’s way more to Australia than just fishing, mate! We'll also explore some other amazing attractions. Starting off in Sydney, we'll cruise the harbor, overlooking one of the world's most famous performing arts venues, the Sydney Opera House.
Then it's off to the beautiful Sails in the Desert Resort at Ayer's Rock, known to the aboriginal people as Uluru. Ayer's Rock is a world-renowned sandstone formation that sits 450 kilometers by road from the nearest town, Alice Springs. It measures 1,142 feet high and six miles in circumference. The giant monolith appears to change color throughout the day, with sunrise and sunset particularly remarkable sights.
We'll wind up our adventure at the beautiful Green Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef. One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 4000 varieties of coral and 1,500 species of fish, along with turtles, dolphins, whales and birds.
We'll finish up the trip with an afternoon of shopping in Cairns for those last minute souvenirs before heading home.
Awesome Aussie Adventure
You’ll be fishing primarily for barramundi but you will most likely encounter many other saltwater species such as threadfin and blue salmon, giant barracuda, giant trevally, mangrove jack and golden snapper. Having your lure snatched with an arm-jarring strike and cartwheeling jumps from one of these salt/freshwater predators is one of fishing’s all-time highs.
15 days/14 nights
4 days fishing
*Call for 2012 Rates*
15 days/14 nights/5 days fishing
$9,995 per person (double occupancy) plus airfare
* Airfare will be quoted at time of inquiry.*
Currently Qantas International and Australian domestic flights total package price runs $1,885.
$4,500 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- One night hotel accommodation Sydney
- Two nights hotel accommodation Ayers Rock
- Two nights hotel accomodation in Darwin
- Two nights hotel accommodation Great Barrier Reef
- One night hotel accommodation in Cairns
- All Australian transfers
- Four days guided fishing
- Four nights lodge accomodation
- Permits to enter Aboriginal land
- Complimentary laundry service at lodge
- All chef prepared meals at lodge
- A selection of quality beers and wine at lodge
- Use of fishing tackle on a replaced if lost or damaged basis
Airfare, airport departure taxes, hotel lunches and dinners, lodge alcoholic beverages not served with meals, gratuities, gifts or items of a personal nature.
*Fly fishing equipment.
Prime time for great fishing.
Call FishQuest! for availability.
We will depart from Los Angeles Airport and fly non-stop to Sydney, Australia. Upon arrival we will be transferred to the Radisson Plaza Hotel.
Accommodations range from 5-star hotels to large, comfortable safari cabins at the lodge. The cabins can sleep up to four people and include ensuite bathrooms with flushing toilets, showers, basins, hot and cold water.
You won't go hungry on this trip! Australian breakfasts are hearty, with eggs, rolls, breakfast meats, fruits, tea and coffee and other items to fuel the start of your day. The hotels will also supply you with many other wonderful dishes to satisfy your appetite. At the lodge, an experienced chef will be cooking your meals where you will have plenty of opportunities to eat fresh fish and mud crabs.
Both the sightseeing throughout Australia and the eco and cultural activities at the lodge will offer the non-angler lots of interesting things to do.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
April 27: Depart USA.
Board your international flight to Australia.
April 28: Cross International Dateline.
Lose a day as you cross the international dateline.
April 29: Arrive Sydney.
Transfer to Radisson Plaza Hotel. Tour of Sydney Harbor. Overnight.
April 30: Sydney - Ayers Rock
Transfer to Sydney Airport. Fly to Ayers Rock. Check into Sails in the Desert Hotel. Sunset tour and dinner overlooking Ayers Rock and Olgas. Overnight.
May 01: Ayer Rock
Sunrise tour of Ayer Rock. Lunch. Afternoon tour of Olgas. Relax. Dinner and overnight.
May 02: Ayers Rock - Darwin
Transfer to airport for your flight to Darwin. Check into Crowne Plaza Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
May 03: Darwin - Maningrida
Early this morning you will fly to Maningrida and transfer to lodge. Dinner and overnight.
May 04-06: Fishing at Arnhemland
Fishing for Barramundi and other species in Arnhemland. Overnight.
May 07: Arnhemland - Darwin
Midday transfer to airport for flight to Darwin. Transfer to Crown Plaza Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
May 08: Darwin - Cairns
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Cairns. Check into Green Island Resort, Greet Barrier Reef. Dinner and overnight.
May 09: Great Barrier Reef
Day of leisure to explore the Reef and partake in many of the complimentary eco activities. Dinner and overnight.
May 10: Great Barrier Reef - Cairns
Transfer to mainland and Rydes Esplanade Hotel. Enjoy Cairns at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
May 11: Cairns - Sydney - USA
Transfer to Cairns Airport for your international flight home through Sydney. Gain a day on your return.
A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens. Tourist visas must be arranged in advance, and may be acquired through the international airline. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports and visas.
Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Note: Health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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