Dugong Beach Resort | Managed by Metro Hotels
ACCOMMODATION: A unique cultural experience awaits you at Dugong Beach Resort on Groote Eylandt. Dugong Beach Resort is managed by Metro Hotels and it offers a relaxed and friendly, tropical atmosphere reflecting the lifestyle, hospitality and wishes of the Groote Eylandt traditional landowners. Dugong Beach Resort is a highly recommended destination for conferences, leisure breaks, fishing and cultural holidays. Groote Eylandt offers anglers a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing. One day can be spent targetting barramundi in the estuaries and the next you can experience the thrill of off shore game fishing for such fish as the majestic Sailfish and the mighty Black Marlin. Groote Eylandt is renowned for having some of the most exciting fishing grounds in the world with its pristine waters and the unspoilt environment of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Dugong Beach Resort boasts 60 waterfront rooms and bungalows with breathtaking views of the ocean in the categories of Executive and Deluxe bungalows plus Business suites. All rooms have balconies where you can relax and take in your surroundings over a cup of tea, coffee or a cool drink. Security is our priority, and Dugong Beach Resort provides a manned reception desk from early morning until late at night. Room features include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; fridge; hairdryer; iron and ironing board; guest laundry; complimentary Foxtel channels.
OTHER FEATURES: Enjoy a meal at Seagrass Restaurant, serving modern Australia Cuisine with an exclusive menu rarely found in the Northern Territory. Nobody will go home unsatisfied after an ocean-view dining experience under the stars. Although ingredients are flown or shipped to the island, they are carefully selected for freshness and variety. The ideal location for meetings, Dugong Beach Resort caters to the expectations of all meeting planners and delegates with excellent menus, equipment and audiovisual needs. Seating capacity is up to 15 guests in boardroom style seating, to 30 in a U-shape configuration; up to 100 theatre style and 150 at a stand-up cocktail. There is also a beachside viewing deck for private functions for up to 25 guests. Other facilities and amenities include business centre services; hairdressing salon; resort-style swimming pool; safety deposit box at Reception; Wi-Fi access in the Lobby (charges apply); external laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply). Dugong Beach Resort is a smoke-free establishment.
SURROUNDS: Dugong Beach Resort is situated directly on the coastline of Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Attractions and activities include Alyangula Recreational Club, Alyangula Golf Club, Gymnasium, Groote Eylandt Game & Fishing Club, Tennis Association, Squash Club, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Basketball courts, AusSwim and Squad, Book Club, Dance Club, Gun Club, Outdoor Movie Theatre, Netball, Touch Football and Rugby Associations. The Groote Eylandt terrain comprises of woodland country fringed by mangroves on the coast with pristine beaches. The island’s resources are managed by Rangers who take great pride in the island’s natural habitat. Dugong Beach Resort is working with the Anindilyakwa-speaking people, helping to organise a diverse range of tours that will enhance your Groote Eylandt experience. Groote Eylandt is a fantastic spot for fishing, with Queen fish, trevally, tuna, billfish, mackerel, barracuda and many reef species in abundance. The elusive, world famous barramundi, growing to more than a metre in length, inhabits the waters around Groote Eylandt and will certainly test your angling skills. Visitors to Dugong Beach Resort are able to enjoy two private clubs, the Alyangula Recreational Club and the Golf Club, with adjoining 9-hole golf course. Another key feature of the Resort is the Cultural Centre. View local art including paintings, basket and mat weaving, didgeridoos and carvings or meet with local artists. In 2005, Anindilyakwa Art was established to help the Indigenous artists of Groote Eylandt to promote and market their artefacts and crafts. Items available through Anindilyakwa Art include paintings (ochres and acrylics on canvas, bark and shells), ceremonial and traditional wood works and carvings (spears, woomeras, coolamons, clap sticks, miniature canoes, didgeridoos, boomerangs and carved animals). Traditional and unique jewellery design using materials only found on the island (shells and seeds), weaving (pandanas mats, baskets and dillybags) using traditional methods and natural dyes are also a popular choice. The Cultural Centre plays host to local musicians and dancers to entertain visitors of the Resort.
TRANSPORTATION: Flights from Darwin to Groote Eylandt take approximately 1.5 hours. On arrival there is a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport (charges apply). Please note there are no taxis on the island.