3 Days
Shady Camp

If you’re on the lookout for an extraordinary way to celebrate Christmas or organize a memorable corporate event, look no further than Wildman Fishing Tours and our esteemed partner, Barra Boatel. Together we’ve packaged a 3-day fishing, 2-night accommodation, transfers and meals package you won’t want to miss out on.

Unveiling Your Unforgettable Experience: Picture yourself and your group of up to 12 guests immersed in the breathtaking beauty of one of the best fishing locations on the Mary River, surrounded by pristine waterways and stunning landscapes.

3 Days Fishing + 2 Nights Accommodation Event Package

Embark on the ultimate fishing getaway with our exclusive event package, thoughtfully crafted for a group of 12 adventure enthusiasts.

This package includes

  • shared accommodation for 2 nights (with options for twin and quad configurations),
  • 3 full days of fishing
  • transfers from Darwin to Shady Camp Barrage, where you will be transferred by boat to the Boatel,
  • All meals, drinks and snacks (does not include alcohol)

With prices starting at just $2,555 per person, this all-inclusive package promises an unforgettable experience. Terms and Conditions apply. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to reel in memories that will last a lifetime!


Discover the perfect fusion of fishing excitement and comfortable accommodation at the Barra Boatel. Nestled in the heart of the Northern Territory’s picturesque landscapes, this unique boatel offers a haven for fishing enthusiasts and travellers alike. Immerse yourself in the thrill of angling adventures and relax in our cozy accommodation options that provide a seamless blend of comfort and convenience.

Shared Accommodation: Where Comfort Meets Community
At Barra Boatel, rooms offer the perfect retreat after a day of fishing and exploration.

Room Options:

  • 4-Person Room with Bunk Beds: Ideal for group travellers, this room accommodates up to four individuals. Two sturdy bunk beds provide a cozy haven with clean linen, pillows, and towels. Sharing the excitement of your journey with friends has never been this inviting.
  • Twin Share Rooms with Bunk Beds: Our twin share rooms provide a cozy atmosphere for two. Each room features inviting bunk beds, clean linen, pillows, and towels. Discover the joy of camaraderie while maintaining your personal space.
  • Solo Travelers: For solo adventurers, we extend two options. You can opt to share accommodation with another guest, subject to availability. Alternatively, indulge in the luxury of a private room upgrade, relishing a personal haven amidst your journey.

Guests enjoy shared access to well-maintained bathrooms and toilets equipped with showers featuring hot running water, providing a refreshing experience after their fishing escapades.

The communal kitchen facilities are a haven for food enthusiasts, offering full cooking amenities such as:

  • BBQ,
  • grill top,
  • toaster,
  • air fryer, and
  • microwave.

Complimentary tea and coffee are available, and you’ll find plates, knives, forks, and all the essentials for self-catering convenience.

Shared Spaces
The breakfast lounge is a spacious communal area that accommodates up to 12 people, where you can start your day with a hearty meal and breathtaking views across the deck. For relaxation and camaraderie, our shared lounge area is the ideal spot to recount the day’s fishing stories, catch up on live TV, or simply enjoy moments of tranquillity.

Barra Boatel Guest Facilities include:

  • Airconditioning
  • WIFI
  • TV (Free to Air)
  • Shared Shower (Hot/Cold Water)
  • Shared Toilets
  • Cool Room and Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • CCTV

To book your next group experience, contact Wildman Fishing Tours




Depending on the time of year, this package includes the following destinations

Shady Camp, located on the Mary River, approximately 2.5hrs drive from Darwin.
Finniss River, located approximately 1.5hrs drive from Darwin.

Your package will include 4WD transfers to and from your fishing destination on the day of fishing from Darwin CBD and surrounds.

Your pick-up time will depend on the tide times, and you will be notified at the time of the booking.


Self-driving to Shady Camp is relatively easy, however, does require some driving on an unsealed road. After leaving the airport, you head along the Arnhem Highway, a long smooth journey that will take you to the Point Stuart Road turnoff. After a short 40kms on Point Stuart Road, you will hit a graded dirt road, which you should follow for a further 10kms which then turns left and directly towards Shady Camp for another 15km. Shady Camp has free parking, camping, and toilet facilities.

The Finniss River is on the other side of the track, so follow the Stuart Highway, turning off at Cox Peninsula Road and then Fog Bay Road.  It’s about 1hr 40 mintues drive.

Google Map, Darwin to Shady Camp, link, here.

When self-driving from Darwin to Shady Camp, there are 2 petrol stations on the Arnhem Highway. The first is Corroboree Park Tavern and the second The Bark Hut Inn. If driving from Jabiru, we recommend refuelling before leaving, as the closest petrol station is Corroboree Park Tavern. There are no petrol or store facilities at Shady Camp or close by.

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