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Don't be fooled into wasting heaps of money at this horrible farm. The management are rude, incompetent & completely unprofessional. Take yourself to one of the many natural wonders up here & try your hand at catching a barra. They can be tricky to catch but they can even be tricky at the farm! (rigged by the owner!) don't be sucked in by these rip off artists targeting tourists.. I've been a local here for 10 years & it's embarassing to have a business up here taking advantage of unsuspecting travellers.. It's a disgrace!
Unique Suggestions: If you have to go, call into a fishing shop & ask them for a good barra lure so you might be able to avoid it being totally rigged by the farm owner & might have a chance!
Fun Alternatives: Hire a tiney on the beautiful daly river, go on a charter, visit a small creek & enjoy the top end as it should be enjoyed..
Updated Jul 6, 2012
We arrived into Darwin and as the Rail Station is a long way out of town we were thrilled to find a courtesy bus waiting for us. Our luggage too was to be delivered to our hotel. Wonderful!
BUT all the luggage was dropped off at the one hotel ...ours...so others had to come and pick it up in town. It is possible that there were some other drop offs but we met many coming to collect their luggage at Mantra Esplanade as they had arrived at their hotels to find their luggage was elsewhere.(had they not listened?)
Now some were elderly and their accommodation a bit far away. What a nightmare.
Unique Suggestions: If you know what happens you can arrange NOT to have your luggage sent to town and make your own arrangements. Or you can come all the way on the courtesy bus and then taxi back to your hotel.
Or check and make sure you know what is happening. We tried to find out for this VT tip and it all seemed a bit vague.
Fun Alternatives: Our advice is to BE AWARE
Updated Sep 23, 2011
When renting your car for a survival trip, don't forget to include all risks in your insurance coverage. Be sure to be properly insured against all roads or damage risks.
But as each time there is a Big VT meeting, some Virtual Attendee will come by surprise and try to travel (and drink) for free... so to get the best view usually they stick themself on the front window...
Do not drive during a VT meeting or be ready to crash into VA. Quickly you will get many VTourists trapped on windscreen %-)
Windscreen washing liquid is useless to remove all these VA stucks on the front window... usually some local booze is enough to get rid of them but sometimes not ;-)
There is no alternative...
Updated Jun 16, 2008
6 Reviews and 434 Opinions I had pre-booked our room over the internet and paid extra for a harbour view room. We arrived at...
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3 Reviews and 151 Opinions This place was a BIG disapointment and definitely not true to the description in Lonely Planet or...