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​Five reasons you need a Top End fishing holiday

Posted on 20 August, 2018 in Fishing Charters

Do you need a Top End fishing holiday?

Here are 5 reasons why this may be the case

Here at Cobourg Fishing Safaris, we reckon that a Top End fishing holiday is the perfect cure to every ill – whether you’re feeling unfit, disconnected from your family and friends, or just straight-up need a break. Read on to find out why you need to head to the Northern Territory to wet a line – stat.

1.You need to get some exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us, but sweating it out in a gym full of body builders isn’t everybody’s idea of a good time. So, sack the personal trainer and join us on the boat, because the fishing in the Top End is so action-packed you’ll work up a sweat as you reel in a big GT.

2.You need to see more of the great outdoors

They say that travel is the best education anyone can get, and there’s so much to learn about the Northern Territory’s natural environment, Indigenous culture and Australian history when you visit the Cobourg Peninsula. If you need a break from the fishing action, our experienced guides can show you around the Cobourg region so you can enjoy wildlife spotting, learn about native bush tucker and retrace the steps of our early settlers. Too busy fishing? No worries – apart from being fishing gurus, our guides know the local area like the back of their hand, so they can give you a run-down from the boat.

3.You need to connect with nature

Located in GarigGunak Barlu National Park, an hour’s flight from Darwin, our fishing camp is as wild and remote as it gets, and we’re pretty lucky when it comes to beautiful coastal landscapes over here on Cobourg Peninsula. From mangrove-lined creeks hiding Barramundi and mangrove jack, to headlands of rust-coloured rock that are home to Spanish mackerel and giant trevally, there’s no shortage of idyllic fishing spots in the Top End. Plus, being a protected marine park, Cobourg is home to saltwater crocodiles, dugong, turtles and even dolphins, so the wildlife spotting opportunities are plentiful. The only problem: you’ll have to tear your eyes away from the scenery when you’re reeling in a big one.

4.You need to reconnect with family or friends

When we’re caught up in the busyness of life, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your family and friends. Research shows that spending time with loved ones is good for your physical and mental health, so soak up some quality time with your nearest and dearest as you wet a line in the Arafura Sea, and you can all start reaping the health benefits. Plus, there’s no better way to strengthen relationships with the people who matter most than by helping each other land a spectacular catch. 

5.You need to relax

Sadly, up to 43% of Australians experience feelings of tiredness and fatigue, which means there’s a good chance you’re in dire need of some down time. One of the best ways to nip burn out in the bud is to take some time out to relax, and what more relaxing a pastime is there than fishing? Plus, with a maximum of 16 guests at any one time, our Cobourg Coastal Camp is the perfect escape from the bustle of daily life. A fishing lodge with a difference, conjure up some relaxing vibes by kicking back in your comfy safari-style tent perched on the clifftops, taking a nap in a hammock overlooking the Arafura Sea, or by enjoying a fiery sunset with a cold drink in your hand.

Now you have all the excuses for needing a fishing holiday to the NT ready, enquire or book with us today to join us at our Cobourg Coastal Camp.