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.
COVID-19 UPDATE JULY 31st 2020 - SWEERS ISLAND HAS RE-OPENED BUT IN A VERY LIMITED CAPACITY.
We are only taking bookings from local and regional Queensland residents.
As we have a significant backlog of guests who were already booked for this rapidly dwindling season, we are not taking any further bookings for this year.
We are working through our Waitlist and if we have any vacancies, we will post these available dates on our facebook page
Sweers Island is currently free from CoronaVirus. We want to keep it this way so that we can welcome guests back, once things adjust to the "new normal".
Meanwhile we recommend that you download the COVIDsafe App to make it easier for Contact Tracing teams to quickly clamp down on the inevitable outbreaks as travel restrictions are eased and people start moving from the coast into the inland communities.