Groote Eylandt launches Corporate Retreats offering world-class fishing experience

Groote Eylandt Lodge (Managed by Metro Hotels) has launched a special 4-night Corporate Retreat offering participants the opportunity to enjoy some of the best sports fishing in the world in a truly natural, unspoilt environment. 

The Retreat, designed to showcase the Lodge’s recently introduced Blue Water Sports Fishing Operations, will be released to conference organisers and meeting planners at Walkabout ’15, the Northern Territory Business Events Roadshow from November 10-12.

Groote Eylandt Lodge is located in the remote Groote Eylandt archipelago in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  The archipelago and natural environment is quite unique, with pristine beaches, spring water swimming holes, open woodland, rainforest and sand dunes.  The Island’s diverse marine habitats – tidal coastal creeks, mangrove-lined estuaries, coral reefs, sandy islands and kilometres of coastline – mean fishing enthusiasts can enjoy all the Top End’s world-renowned fishing experiences in one spot.

Groote Eylandt Retreat costs $2,950 per person and includes:

  • 4 night’s accommodation in a Gulf View room
  • Return airfare from Darwin to Groote Eylandt
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Two days meeting room hire with morning and afternoon tea
  • Round of golf including club hire
  • One day blue water sports fishing adventure
  • Introduction to Anindilyakwa art and culture
  • Airport transfers

As an added incentive, clients who book a Groote Eylandt Retreat (minimum 8 persons) before January 31, 2016, will receive a free upgrade to bungalow accommodation, valued at $880 per person, plus one hour sunset welcome drinks and canapés on the observation deck.

Offering a truly unique corporate retreat experience, Groote Eylandt Lodge is an ideal location for hosting board and executive meetings. The Lodge offers quality waterfront accommodation, a restaurant, Seagrass, serving modern Australian cuisine with ocean views, a conference facility, business centre, day spa, indigenous art centre and cultural experiences, and some of the best sports fishing in the world.

According to General Manager, Dennis Winchester, Groote Eylandt offers meeting delegates a rare opportunity to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing.

“Our Sports Fishing Operation, under the direction of Chief Guide Andrew Darby, provides clients with one of the most thrilling sports fishing experiences in the world,” Dennis said.

“You could fish for three or four days out here and catch a marlin on the first day, a barramundi on the last day and every other species the tropics has to offer in between.


“At the end of your day fishing, the Lodge’s expert chefs will prepare your catch for a truly memorable dinner!”

Groote Eylandt has same day connecting flights from all Australian capital cities.

To book, contact (08) 8987 7077, visit or email

For more information or to speak to Dennis Winchester, please contact Sarah Peattie, Peattie Public Relations on +612 9357 7775.

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