Whether visiting Seven Spirit Bay as part of Outback Spirit’s Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure, or on a dedicated sports-fishing package, there are a range of activities that are available for you to select from, depending on your personal interests.
In the Cobourg Marine Park surrounding the lodge there are various estuary’s which are perfect for reeling in the prized Barramundi. The tidal waters of Trepang Creek can be especially fruitful and also offer the chance to catch other species, including threadfin salmon and mangrove jack.
The Cobourg Peninsula provides plenty of opportunity for world class bluewater fishing. Species such as Spanish mackerel, broad-bar mackerel, giant trevally (GT’s), queenfish, longtail tuna, golden trevally abound. Golden snapper, coral trout, bluebone, estuary cod can be found when gigging over the inshore reefs.
4WD Safari Tours
The Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is a unique wilderness area and is home to the very first RAMSAR listed wetland. 4WD safari tours are available to Vashon Head, the second most northerly point of the mainland (behind Cape York) and to the headwaters of the Trepang Creek, home to a rare Nipa palm forest.
Historical Tour of Victoria Settlement
Victoria Settlement was third attempt made by the British at a northern outpost. Surveyed in 1838, it was conceived to facilitate trade with Asia and consisted of 24 houses and a hospital. With poor living conditions and rampant disease, the settlement was abandoned in 1849. Today, it provides a fascinating insight into a unique period in Australia’s history.
If you’ve indulged in the activities listed above, you might be keen to simply relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the lodge. The palm fringed swimming pool overlooking Coral Bay is a perfect spot to cool off after a day exploring the land and waters of the local area.
For both the fishing and touring seasons, Seven Spirit Bay has a helicopter based at the lodge for scenic flights and heli fishing. Additional charges apply.
*Helicopter flights are available for an additional fee