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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 open for the 2017 Season. The tariff is $375 per person per day (half price for school-age 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!

It has been brought to our attention that a third party, operating as Remote Angler Fishing Adventures, is distributing a brochure advertising fishing charters in the Wellesley Island area, based on accommodation at Sweers Island Resort and using our charter boat, as well as using photographs from our website which is in breach of copyright.
We wish to point out that no third party has been authorised to take bookings on our behalf nor to access our charter boat.
This person has no connection with Sweers Island Resort.
Bookings for Sweers Island may be made through our website or by phone on 07 47485544.


We have a shortage of coolite 'broccoli' boxes at present (due to the recent floods from Cyclone Debbie which have devastated farms) so if you wish to take fish home with you, please bring your own foam boxes or eskies. Airlines prefer the foam boxes as they can be totally sealed. If in doubt, please check with your airline or charter operator.


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

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