When traveling to Australia, one of the best ways to appreciate the country is by car. Whether you choose to take your camper trailer, go camping or caravanning, there’s much to see and do in the country, which you can lose when you fly from one city to another.
But for me, the ultimate Aussie adventure is incomplete if you don’t go fishing. Brisbane’s fishing charters are to die for, after all. Apart from the beautiful scenery and unforgettable fishing adventures, the food that comes with the trip is divine. You may even discover what fresh, uncooked salmon tastes like.
Enjoy the ultimate Aussie experience by packing your fishing gear and head toward the following fishing destinations.
Located meters away from the Ningaloo Reef and continental shelf, fish species thrive in the waters surrounding Exmouth. Ningaloo Reef is home to plenty of amazing fish species, which makes the place a paradise for fish and fishers.
The area is also home to plenty of caravan parks and hotels. If you want to be closer to nature, you can camp at Cape Range National Park, which runs along the coast. It’s also a great place to park your boat off the beach.
South West Rocks, NSW
If you’re looking for peace, New South Wales’ South West Rocks is the perfect place to fish. The quaint fishing village remains an undiscovered gem. The quiet fishing spot is ideal for an undisturbed fishing trip — even on long weekends.
Kakadu National Park, NT
If you’re planning a trip to Kakadu National Park, consider booking a tour with an experienced company that has the permit for fishing. They can also bring you to the best tourist spots. Booking may sound too effort and time-consuming, but you can catch the best barramundi in the world. Plus, you’ll enjoy all things natural only Kakadu National Park can provide.
Sweers Island, QLD Coastline
Sweers Island, which sits on the Northern Coast of Central Queensland, is a private haven for fishing enthusiasts. If you’ve wanted to catch Sweetlip Fish, this is the best place to be. Catch this particular species among Sweers Island’s rocky reefs. During the other seasons, however, you can catch a northern bluefin tuna, Spanish mackerel or coral trout.
Port Lincoln, SA
The SA Port’s abundance of jetties offers the best setting for fishermen of all levels of knowledge. Find whiting, tuna and squid in the waters off Port Lincoln.
During the summer months, Lake Jindabyne is the go-to place for bait fishing. With several streams running down the Snow Mountains, the lake is home to popular species: Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Browntrout and Brook trout. If you plan to visit, the lake is closed for fishing between June and October long weekends to encourage trout reproduction.
Dampier Archipelago, WA
Dampier Archipelago is home to sought-after species such as red emperor, coral trout, spangled emperor, the blue bone and Norwest snapper. If you need help, seek assistance from the Karratha Visitors centre.
You’ll find plenty more fishing destinations outside of the US. But if you’re scheduled for a trip Down Under, make the most out of your Australian trip by enjoying the country’s fishing spots!