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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

If you are thinking of Barra Fishing in the Top End - think Darwins Barra Base. My wife and I spent a day with Allan fishing the Finnis River recently and were rewarded with some beautiful fish - all released. Up here you need a guide to take you to the fish - if the fish aren't there you need... More 

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Kingston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We arrived at 8 pm to a warm welcome from Allan the owner, who invited us go out to dinner with his family, which we did and he even drove us to a shop for food supplies and drove us around the Marrara sports complex which we were attending the next few days. I chose this accommodation as it was... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your lovely words, the are very much appreciated. Allan was more than happy to accommodate every thing you needed during your stay and enjoyed your company. Kind Regards Mandy Dippel More 

Mitcham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This was my first safari with Darwin's Barra Base and my Father's third. It was Kim O'Tooles second safaria and his brother, Rod his first. Allan Beale was a sensational host and guide. We caught Barramundi, Big Black Jewfish, Spanish Mackeral, Golden Snapper, Fingermark Bream and Red Throated Emporer, thanks to Allan's knowledge and experience of the region. Fishing boat... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Richard We are very happy to hear that our service to you was exceptional. We certainly do our very best to ensure that all our clients enjoy their stay with us. It was a pleasure having you with us and we certainly look forward to showing you another epic adventure. Thank you for taking the time to write your... More 

Bridport, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This was my second Safari with Barra Base and this one was even better than the first. Thanks to Allan's excellent knowledge of the habits of the fish, and how to catch them, we caught many Barra, big Black Jewfish, Spanish Mackerel and Tuna. Each day started before dawn and ended late after eating the fresh fish we had caught... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Paul Allan and I thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We love all reviews, the feedback is very useful. We certainly look forward to seeing you again and hosting your third Safari. Thank you once again for your kind words. Kind regards Mandy More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Having fished with Darwin's Barra Base before, we decided to stay on a mother ship to avoid the traveling and the intimidation of having to actually launch, clean and refuel the companies boats as expected by the Management on the previous trip. We were extremely particular in the fact that if the mother ship was not possible, then we would... More 

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Barra_Base, Owner at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

The Mothership Vessel 'Auriga Bay II' is owned by a private party. We do not own the vessel we only lease the vessel from this private party, to be able to run our Mothership Safaris. The onus of the vessels seaworthiness is that of the owner and not of the Leasee. When clients pay us their deposits this then goes... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A good base for a fishing trip, handy to the airport, clean and tidy. A little bit out of the CBD. The pool welcome on a hot day. Very helpful staff. Spacious room with air conditioning, breakfast room downstairs. Good size for family or group.

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again on your next fishing adventure. Regards Mandy More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This trip combined targeting barra in tidal waterways with targeting saltwater species in blue open water. We had an extremenly successful catch, thanks largely to Alan the guide's profound knowledge of fish behaviour and tidal conditions. We were on the water before dawn, and many evenings finishing after dusk. We even had a night fish one evening, where our guide... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi James Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We appreciate every review we get, good or bad. Allan enjoyed showing you his skills and knowledge on the water and of the fish habits. We also Congratulate you on your 112cm Barra Landed, what a spectacular effort. We look forward to taking you and your family... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This was my second Safari with Barra Base, as with the first Safari, I found the Malak accommodation comfortable and conveniently located to the airport and all shopping amenities. The Barra Base Personnel from the time of pickup from the Darwin airport ensured the guests are quickly made welcome as part of the group and feel part of the team... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Michael We thank you for taking the time to write this great review, we look forward to seeing you again on your third safari and providing you with the same great service. Kind Regards Mandy More 

Lismore, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

From the time I arrived at darwin airport I was made to feel part of this great group of people that make up this fantastic team. First day fishing Allen had us on the spot with fish. He absolutely knows where and when to fish .Two barra first day they get them cooked for you . What a great feed... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Scott, we thank you for your review and all of your kind words. We had a great time while you were here. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future, and showing you another great adventure. Kind regards Mandy More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

My boy (9yo) and I both thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul on the water at Corroboree BIllabong (Half Day Barra Fishing). The location was spectacular! Paul was punctual and very knowledgeable about Darwin, Fishing, Corroboree Billabong and anything else we wished to chat about. The equipment was all good quality gear that was perfect for the fishing we were... More 

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Barra_Base, Manager at Darwin's Barra Base, responded to this review

Hi Timothy Thank you so much for your great review. we do try 110% for all of our clients. we are glad that you and your son had a great adventure together. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Kind Regards Mandy More 

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Additional Information about Darwin's Barra Base

Address: 2 Todd Cres | Malak NT, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range: $89 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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