Beale's Bedfish & Breakfast in Darwin Northern Territory
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Hosts: Allan and Heather Beale

Guestrooms: 3

Address: Darwin's Barra Base, 2 Todd Crescent, Malak, Northern Territory 0812 Australia

Telephone: 08 89450376

Fax: +61 8 8945 0379

Activities/Attractions: Nearby there are literally hundreds of great fishing spots, including the incredible saltwater arms of Shoal Bay, Bynoe and Darwin Harbours. The sensational bluewater fishing at the nearby Vernon Islands is world famous.

As well there are the billabongs, world famous for their barramundi fishing: Corroboree, Hardies Lagoon of the Mary River , to mention just a few. And the big saltwater rivers: the Daly, Shady Camp and the Adelaide and Finniss Rivers. Whether its Barramundi, Jewfish, reef fish, tangling with our mighty pelagics, or maybe just a few mudcrabs, this is the place to come.

Come and stay at our fantastic Bed & Breakfast and enjoy the best fishing the Top End can offer. Come play at our Casino, clubs, multitude of restaurants, or wander the exotic stalls  at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Or just stay home and chill out in the pool.


"A truly unique NT experience. We caught our first Barra. and then you exceeded our expectations with your determination and professionalism in ensuring we had a very successful two day safari. We saw wonderful wetlands, birds, crocs and many more. We will be back to catch the bigger Barra during the Run Off and will recommend you to all our friends & future Barra hunters."

"What a wonderful 4 day Barra & Bluewater Fishing Safari with Allan at Dundee Beach and the Finniss River. It was truly a most memorable and exhilarating experience. I was overwhelmed catching the boat limits on two days and the new experience of catching my first Jewy (what a beauty) and a multiple of other reef fish. The welcoming and sharing attitude of the Beale family back at your B&B was exceptional. Thank you again Allan for your fishing professionalism and Heather for your wonderful hospitality."

"It was great to see and fish the Billabongs -stunning scenery! Some nice fish as well and Allan has a perfect boat to explore these waterways. If you want to see lots of crocs and other wildlife and do some fishing on the way it's definitely a super experience. By the way Heather and Allan are very nice people."

"Allan and Heather, thanks for an awesome week. The fishing was great and your hospitality was unbeatable. That big 95cm Barramundi was certainly one to remember! Thanks again for the whole experience."

"It was a truly memorable day out, not only did Allan take us to places at Shady Camp that provided at least 2 Barra catches for each of the group - 90% of who had never been Barra fishing before! I had the added bonus of having the honour of joining the metre club - a sensational feeling of achievement. Everyone that was on the trip still talks about it as the best thing we have ever done together and now want to do a 2 - 3 day camp. Thanks again Allan for making it such a fantastic day and exceeding all our expectations."

"I just wanted to drop you line on behalf of Graham and I on the absolutely superb day we had with you. For 2 guys who have never fished for Barra before, this was certainly one of the best fishing experiences ever!"


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General Information: Welcome to Beale's BedFish & Breakfast ... a purpose built Guided Fishing Lodge with accommodation right in the heart of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We are located only 5 minutes drive from Darwin Airport and 5-10 minutes drive from most tourist attractions and within a 10 minute walk of Supermarket (Bi Lo), Doctors Surgery, Chemist, News Agency, Chinese Restaurants, Caravan Parks, BP Fuel Station, Video 2000, Red Rooster, Subway, Golf Course, Tennis Courts & more.

Darwin's Barra Base prides itself in giving you and your friends the adventure of a lifetime. We will take you to remote locations and to great fishing areas within pristine waters that will have your arms aching during the tremendous fights with the possibility of multiple hook ups. Our guides have extensive knowledge of the fishing localities and their waters and will demonstrate great local knowledge to ensure that your group will be at the right place at the right time for that trophy fish that you have dreamed of. B&B features include:

  • The bedrooms are spacious and cool, with air conditioning and overhead fans
  • All have an en suite and open onto a breezy verandah
  • Your large lounge and dining room has a TV area, computer with internet capability, and lots of books and magazines to read
  • Play up in the games entertainment verandah which incorporates a pool table, table tennis, darts, a gym and a bar fridge will ensure your complete relaxation
  • Transport and transfers from the airport, train or hotel are all part of the hospitality package
  • Darwin's Barra Base is designed for professional corporate groups, families as well as individuals
  • We are a fully qualified and accredited child-care facility. Why not leave the kids in our tender care and have a day off
  • Elevated Sun Deck and Walkways
  • Entertainment Verandah
  • Fishing Groups Entertainment Area
  • Rear of the House BBQ Courtyard

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

Contact  Allan and Heather for the latest rates.

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"The fishing trip was excellent. We caught 8 Barramundi - all large and of legal size. Another 8 or so got away. It was very exciting when someone hooked up ... The host for the day - Tony - was excellent. Very pleasant person, good sense of humour, very safety conscious (except for slapping the water to attract crocodiles closer!!) and an excellent fisherman. The 4WD he picked us up in was clean, comfortable and a late model. The boat was well equipped, comfortable, clean and really good for fishing from."

"We traveled from Karatha W.A.. to Shady Camp especially to catch a Barra, and what a Barra that Allan Beale from Darwin’s Barra Base got us. Thanks mate for a fantastic days fishing and a trophy photo that we will cherish for a long time."