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Peter M
Byron Bay, Australia
Grey Nomads and pancakes - Yeehaa !
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Caught fish from the bank of the river - had to keep watch for crocs though. The ladies at the Barra bar on pancake day can be a bit nasty if you are slightly left of centre. I copped a death stare when I went for a double dollop of cream aloft the strawberry jam - shan't be doing that again I guess. Another group were almost frog marched back out of the pancake serving area for turning up late - very poor form from a hospitality perspective indeed. So if attending the pancake Sunday you must be on your best behaviour at all times or feel the wrath of these women. Enough focusing on this negative aspect as the place is otherwise brilliant and is a must visit as an outback fishing destination. We will be back for sure.
Date of stay: June 2016
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome spot, nestled on a pristine waterway in the outback. A Fishermans paradise. There is a few crocs about but not aggressive. The amenities are really clean, the staff are very friendly. The bar opens each night and serves basic but good food. The store is very well stocked.

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great spot, largely unspoilt, turns into Grey Nomad Central from Mothers Day until around September. Went to pancake cook up on Sunday but was made to feel like a kid back at school with tightly portions rationed out by the ladies and almost scolded when I asked for seconds.
Aside from that It's a great spot located 40k's from Borroloola on the banks of the mighty McArthur river in the wonderful Northern Territory. Birdlife, fishing and crocs were awesome.
Wanted to catch up with some NT people but its been largely taken over by Queenslanders and Victorians so doesn't seem to be much room for the local Territorians which is a shame. Spotted one NT plate at the boat ramp car park full of about 40 cars.

Room tip: Visit before May, that way you will miss the yearly throng of the Queenslanders, NSW & Vic's plus the fishing is better then
Date of stay: May 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
9  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Just spent the entire month of August camping on the river side. There is nothing better that waking up in the morning to the river view. This place caters for everyone from campers and caravaners to those who want room accommodation. The area is run by the fishing club and volunteers. The pub/restaurant is open everyday from 5pm for drinks and dinner. Both are reasonably priced with wonderful home style meals served, always with a smile. The fishing is the best there is. If you don't have your own boat, you can hire one or go on a fishing charter.

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank joanneb637
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

What a great place if you like fishing. Camp sites are very dusty but very spread out. Staff are very friendly except the ladies in the Barra bar. Couldn't even cook some pancakes for the kids on free pancake Sunday because we showed up at 9am instead of 8am even though a time was not mentioned on any notice. Poor form ladies and you tried to make us feel like we did something wrong. Apart from that place is great even better if you have a boat, but if not you can hire one for $250 the whole day. Take a drive to bing bong for a fish in the channel flat head, bream and queen fish were caught while we were there.

Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
4  Thank dbloem73
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

Best equipped ,all mod cons ,even ice blocks for your esky,clean friendly and helpful, highly recommend for a stay as it is one of only a few last frontiers with comforts of home,made the 3500klm trip worthwhile

Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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