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Melville Island Lodge

Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory


Mangrove lined river and creek systems, sand flats, bays, inlets and coastal reefs, means the Tiwi Islands are an angler's paradise.

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Situated 60kms north of Darwin, Melville and Bathurst Islands are known as the "Tiwi Islands", and home of the Tiwi people. As for Melville Island, this is the home of Melville Island Lodge. This remote and remarkable area consists of thousands of square kilometres of eucalypt, paperbark and monsoon vine forest, coastal wetlands, secluded waterfalls and deserted beaches. An extensive arrary of mangrove lined river and creek systems, sand flats, bays, inlets and coastal reefs, all abundant with marine life, means the Tiwi Islands are also an unspolied angler's paradise.

Target Species

Barramundi and others


Mar > Dec


2 > 6 Nights

Cost Per Person

See below

Fishing operates from the remote yet comfortable Melville Island Lodge situated on the shores of Snake Bay.
Melville Island Lodge can cater for up to 18 guests at a time.

Access to the Tiwi Island is via Darwin, from Darwin you will be transported to the Melville Island by light aircraft, a scenic 30 minute private charter.


Guests are provided with a high quality catch and release fishing adventure in a spectacular and pristine wilderness environment. The main fish species include barramundi, mangrove jacks, threadfin salmon, saratoga, golden snapper, black jewfish, queenfish, giant trevally, spanish mackerel plus about 40 other species of quality river, creek and reef fish.

All inclusive packages range from 2 to 6 day fishing safaris that provide exclusive access to a multitude of areas.

This is supported with a superior level of service, guest facilities, meal quality and accommodation comforts seldom associated with remote sport fishing destinations.


- Arrive in Darwin

- Light aircraft to Tiwi Island

- Fishing days

- Return to Darwin via light aircraft



- Limousine transfer from Darwin airport or your hotel to the departing charter flight and return.

- Angling Adventures Tiwi Lodge fly or lure pack.

- Top Quality Orvis River Guide Angling Adventures fishing shirt.

- Fixed wing air transfers between Darwin and Tiwi Islands
- Accommodation on a single or twin-share basis
- All meals included and non alcoholic beverages
- Fully guided sport fishing – with 2, 3 or 4 per boat
- Use of quality fishing tackle on a replacement if lost or broken basis.

- Tiwi Island entry permits
- Pre-agreed non fishing activities
- Prices Inclusive of GST



Get in touch for up to date availability, Tiwi Island Lodge often books out over a year in advance so it pays to get in early!

We currently have groups booked for 2024 in March, April, June and October.

Not included


- Alcoholic beverages
- Fishing tackle and equipment if lost of broken

- Fly fishing equipment (available for hire from Angling Adventures upon request).

Price Guide

Current Pricing for 2023/2024 bookings.

Prices are per person.

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