Cobourg Fishing Safari’s unique safari-style camp is located within the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (Cobourg Peninsula) in northern Arnhem Land. The camp is nestled amongst savannah bushland overlooking the bay of Port Essington.

Cobourg Coastal Camp 

Operating from mid-April through to mid-November the camp caters for a maximum of just two fishing groups at any one time, ensuring a very personalised fishing experience. Enjoy professional, yet relaxed NT hospitality and an unbeatable location, overlooking the fish-filled waters of Port Essington. 

cobourg peninsula, arnhem land

Fishing Camp Facilities

A large undercover, open-air dining area is where meals are served. This is complemented by a small lounge area which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity after a big days fishing.  

Permanent canvas safari-tents provide a very comfortable nights’ accommodation. The tents are strategically arranged along the cliff top overlooking the water. Each tent is twin-share and contains 2 single beds (all linen is included), a bedside table, light and fan.

fishing camp facilities

There are 4 outdoor monsoonal hot water showers and 3 eco-friendly (& odourless) toilets all have fantastic views of the surrounding bushland.

Each evening sunset nibbles are served on the cliff top; the perfect vantage point to watch the sun set over the bay. Dinners of a high standard are prepared in the camp kitchen nightly and incorporate you freshly caught fish, fresh vegetables and a variety of local produce.

map to CFS fishing campMap of camp location

Additional activities to fishing can include:

  • Victoria Settlement ruins walk
  • Beach combing or bushwalking
  • Bird watching on the world first RAMSAR wetlands
  • Visiting the Parks Cultural and Information Centre
  • Mud crabbing
  • Shucking fresh oysters off the rocks 
  • Relaxing at camp in hammocks overlooking the ocean