Roper Gulf

Area

The remote Gulf area stretches east of Katherine to the Queensland border and meets the Gulf of Carpentaria, a shallow sea between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The area, home to four main indigenous language groups, includes many large Australian cattle stations. The Gulf is one of Australia’s most exciting fishing destinations.

On the Northern Territory side of the Gulf, Roper Bar is the natural rock crossing separating the saltwater and freshwater sections of the Roper River. The township of Borroloola, located 600 kilometres south of Roper Bar on the McArthur River (both of which are renowned fishing hot spots), is the Gulf area’s main service centre. A range of services and a taste of Northern Territory hospitality can be found in this friendly town. King Ash Bay is a popular fishing spot 50 kilometres from Borroloola. Cape Crawford, 100 kilometres south west of Borroloola, is another major base from which to explore the Gulf area. Surrounded by golden grasslands, rock escarpments, waterfalls and waterholes, Cape Crawford is within easy reach of Limmen National Park (Proposed). The area is home to a magnificent array of native wildlife. Another must-see destination is Barranyi (North Island) National Park, located in the Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands. A haven for wildlife, the park provides a home to nesting turtles and migratory birds. Access to the islands is limited, and you must contact Parks and Wildlife NT before making the journey.

The Savannah Way, an adventure tourism drive along the Carpentaria Highway, is a great option for exploring this unique region.

Roper Gulf

Area

Robinson River

Urban

Population: 258 | Roper Gulf

Numbulwar

Urban

Population: 687 | Roper Gulf

Ngukurr

Urban

Population: 1056 | Roper Gulf

Mataranka

Urban

Population: 244 | Roper Gulf

The Mataranka township, 100 kilometres south of Katherine on the Stuart Highway, was the setting of...

Jilkminggan

Urban

Population: 280 | Roper Gulf

Borroloola - Katherine Area - Northern Territory

Borroloola

Urban

Population: 926 | Roper Gulf

Borroloola is a remote fishing community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This...

Barunga - Katherine Area - Northern Territory

Barunga

Urban

Population: 313 | Roper Gulf

Located 90 kilometres south-east of Katherine, Barunga is well known for its annual indigenous cultural and...

Bulman Weemol

Suburb (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Beswick

Suburb

Population: 512 | Roper Gulf

Wilton

Locality

Population: 99 | Roper Gulf

Sturt Plateau

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Pellew Islands

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Numburindi

Locality

Population: 6 | Roper Gulf

Nitmiluk

Locality

Population: 221 | Roper Gulf

Mcarthur

Locality

Population: 417 | Roper Gulf

Limmen

Locality

Population: 56 | Roper Gulf

Larrimah

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

The historic township of Larrimah, 250 kilometres south of Katherine, is a pleasant stop along the...

Gulung Mardrulk

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Flying Fox

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Elsey

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Daly Waters - Katherine Area - Northern Territory

Daly Waters

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Daly Waters is located 274 kilometres south of Katherine near the junction of the Stuart and...

Calvert

Locality

Population: 68 | Roper Gulf

Birdum

Locality

Population: 194 | Roper Gulf

Beswick Creek

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf

Arnold

Locality (Unbounded)

Roper Gulf