|Welcome to Munupi Wilderness Lodge Melville Island Darwin Northern Territory. Our fishing lodge offers anglers, hands on fishing adventures. Imagine casting a lure off the deck of one of our fishing boats into our pristine fishing waters and as you begin to retrieve your lure, your rod gets hit with an awesome strike from a huge barramundi. Imagine no longer call us today to find out more on our affordable fully inclusive fishing packages.|
At Munupi Wilderness Lodge we are the original Melville Island fishing destination with direct exclusive access to the best Darwin fishing locations. If you like estuary fishing then Munupi offers it all. If you like blue water fishing then our fishing grounds are rated some of the best in Australia.
When you call us, ask about our fish catch guarantee, that’s right we guarantee you will catch a fish or your fishing trip will be refunded or replaced it’s your choice, it’s our guarantee to you.
So don’t delay come and play in our part of the world you will be really glad you did. Click here to read some of our great fishing stories and testimonials.
Munupi Wilderness Lodge is about 100 kilometres north of Darwin on Melville Island. It is strategically situated on the outskirts of Pirlangimpi, an Historic Aboriginal Tiwi settlement that can trace its history back hundreds of years prior to the settlement of Fort Dundas.
Pirlangimpi, also known as Garden Point, is a town of about 250, and provides a focal point for the surrounding outstations and such diverse businesses as eco tourism, forestry and a thriving fish farming industry.
“The Lodge” was originally built as the clubhouse for the local golf course back in the mid eighties, and its ensuing survival through several cyclones testifies to the design of the structure.
Munupi Wilderness Lodge Pty Ltd
Munupi Wilderness Lodge has an enviable record for hosting renowned fishermen and journalists such as Rex Hunt, Channel Nine’s Today Show, Steve Starling, Kaj Bush and Rick Huckstep, to name a few.
Managers, Michael and Kerri-Ann Benton and David Taat are long time residents who bring to the Resort a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area, together with a vast and practical understanding of the wilderness; the fishery, wildlife, local customs, traditions, history, art and bush tucker.
Pirlangimpi has modern facilities, including a sealed Airport, sheltered harbour and Boat Ramp, Supermarket and General Store, Police Station, Local Council, Health and Medical Centre, a thriving Arts Centre, and a modern Bakery.
The people are connected to the outside world by regular passenger transport, and a weekly barge service. The locals enjoy TV Radio fax and Internet connections, and are only twenty minutes by air from Darwin, the Northern Territory’s capital city.
The local Tiwi people are a friendly law abiding community; delightful to talk to, as they tell their stories, and of their history
Chartered Fishing Tours
Munupi caters for the experienced sport fishing angler of every discipline, as well as those would would like to learn, right through to the casual “throw a line in” experience.
Fly, lure, Bluewater and Barramundi fishing are all catered for.
There are many reasons why Munupi has become the HOT spot in Australian fishing destinations. Mostly this is because of our huge diversity in fishing and abundant fish stocks. Where else can you indulge in an awsome display of Estuary fishing in a mornings work and then turn your hand to some heart stopping Blue water action all in the one day.
Many Fish Species
Quite simply, the fishing is just sensational! That’s not just because you are fishing in a very lightly fished areas around the Tiwi Islands, packed with all the sought-after tropical species such as Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Blue Salmon, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jacks, Black Jewfish, Grunter,Makerel and a host of others.
The fishing is sensational because of the environment in which you are invited to fish. Surrounded by such pristine beauty: spectacularly clear water, coral reefs, pristine white beaches that adorn the Tiwi Islands, devoid of footprints, and indeed any sign of human habitation. Rock-bars that inspire awe amongst the devoted angler, mile upon mile of red cliffs, and the whole area teeming with birds and indigenous wildlife.
Turtles, Dugong and Crabs
An abundance of turtles, dugong and crabs on sandbars. Crocodiles both of the saltwater and freshwater Johnson River species. Cruising sharks, feeding dolphins, occasional whales, Giant Turtles laying eggs on a remote beach. Its difficult to remember a trip when something quite spectacular and unexpected didn’t happen!
The fishing almost becomes secondary, as you steep your spirit in the wonder of your surroundings.
But then, not quite overcome by your surroundings, you recover sufficiently to throw your first lure at a likely fish Barramundi infested rock-bar, or load your rod and cast your fly mere inches in front of a cruising fish on the most awesome flat you have ever seen, or you drop your carefully baited line straight down onto a reef that shows teeming fish on the sounder… And suddenly, you’re on! Everything comes up tight! Truely fishing at it’s best!
Hand to Hand Combat
Line, rod, reel, your arms, and that strange sensation around your heart! And now you are not admiring the wilderness, you are a part of it. The rod bucks, the fish jumps and charges. It’s desperate, hand-to-hand combat. A subtle reminder, of what it was you were here for. It is at this time you ponder in the midst of battle, the saying that ” fishing is meant to be relaxing “. Perhaps this is true, had I not put a line in the water.
Finally, exhausted, you bring your capture to the boat, thrilling to the intensity of colour and the majesty of a truly wild fish. A quick photo to capture the memory of your fishing adventure for life, and another strange sensation as your guide gently revives the fish and restores it to the wilderness to live, grow and who knows? Maybe provide another grateful angler with a similar experience. You and the wilderness are now one.