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Welcome to Sweers Island


Sweers Fishing Adventures

Sweers Island has miles of golden beaches, blue waters, a wealth of history, and a huge variety of bird life. Although it is a fisherman's paradise, it offers enjoyment for the whole family. Sweers is located in Australia's southern Gulf of Carpentaria approximately 30 km off the coast, directly north of Burketown. The island is surrounded by acres of rock reef, with some coral, much of which has never seen a fishing line. You can fly-fish off the beach or troll from the boat. We cater for keen fishing groups and families. You're welcome to visit for the day or stay as long as you like. As well as fishing, you can explore the island's history, swim off the sandy beaches, and enjoy the rich birdlife and marine life. Experienced snorkellers might like to bring a mask and fins in case the water is clear during your visit.

Sweers Island Resort is now taking bookings for the 2016 Season. The tariff is $365 per person per day (half price for children) - this includes Accommodation, Meals & Boats (including fuel, bait & handline tackle). Click on the ABOUT tab above for more info or CONTACT US now to book your best fishing holiday ever!


This year we bid farewell to Brett & Sarah who are starting a new chapter in their lives at Airlie Beach. They would like to thank all the guests, particularly the regulars who made them feel welcome and helped to make their time on Sweers so enjoyable. Brett is now working for Whitsunday Jetski Tours and Sarah is working as a photographer on Daydream Island. They want you to make sure you call in and see them if you are ever in the area!

Kim & Jayne helped us to get the island all spruced up and ready for the new season, and we are now joined by Kim and Kody who hail from Western Australia and love to cook and fish!
They join owners Tex & Lyn Battle, who have been here nearly 30 years.
Together with dogs Lilly and Charlie, we hope to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Sarah and Brett   Jayne and Kim
Sarah & Brett on the left, Jayne & Kim on the right.

Tex, Lyn, Kim and Kody
Tex & Lyn, Kim & Kody waiting to welcome you to Sweers Island...

view of resort buildings

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION! PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THIS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL!