What an extraordinary part of the country to visit and I hadn't even heard of it before we arranged our trip!! The location of this camp is just indescribable, Port Essington and the views of it from camp just blew me away, the whole area is teeming with life and nestled up on the cliff you can watch it all going on whilst being fed with absolutely delicious fare! We saw reef sharks, turtles, rays, crocs, dolphins, bandicoot and a plethora of fish whilst on the boat going over to Victoria Settlement. The camp itself is so well run, sleeping accommodation so comfortable and with sea views to boot! How about a toilet with the best view in Australia.....
We also had the opportunity to try our hand at fishing with Travis, this was the kids favourite part of the trip, going out on the boat and catching fish some of which were then dished up for tea - scrumptious!! Our daughter caught a Queen Fish that was absolutely huge, half her height, what a first catch to pocket!!
Camp hosts and the guides were so friendly and accommodating, the kids (aged 7 & 9) learned so much whilst we were there and we're grateful for the experience given to them as well as us.
We couldn't have asked for a better trip and would love to visit the area again one day in the future!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venture North operates this exclusive safari-style camp on the red cliffs of the Cobourg Peninsula, overlooking the bay of Port Essington. This remote camp has most of the home comforts while still allowing guests to feel close to nature. Cobourg Coastal Camp is the perfect base to explore the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park as well as the NT’s only Marine Park. Wildlife, culture, history, fishing, pristine wilderness regions...it’s all here! ... more less