Experience the wild and untouched Northern Territory coastline on Croker Island, one of the most secluded areas of fishing paradise that the NT has to offer.
The island has an area of 120km2 and is only 2km off the Cobourg Peninsula. The traditional owners are the Yammirr people and a permit from the Northern Land Council is required for all visitors to the island. Many Aboriginal people acknowledge Croker Island as the birthplace of the Rainbow Serpent – one of the most important spiritual beings in tales of the Dreamtime.
The island landscape is flat and covered with tropical rainforest, fringed by sandy beaches and coral reef. Birds including the brolga and jabiru are abundant and fishing is a popular draw card with anglers bringing in a range of fish such as trevally, queenfish, Spanish mackerel and mangrove jack. There’s one general store on Croker Island and supplies are flown in once a week from Darwin.