Borroloola is a remote fishing community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This historic town is considered the gateway to the Gulf region and is famed for its excellent fishing. Borroloola can be accessed via the Carpentaria Highway from Daly Waters in the Northern Territory or on the road through Garawa Aboriginal Land Trust from Queensland. Once a frontier town, Borroloola is now the capital of the Gulf region.

Today, the town's people are friendly and easy-going. Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. King Ash Bay, a great fishing spot 50 kilometres from Borroloola, also attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands provides good reef fishing where red emperor, coral trout and parrotfish can be caught.

The settlement has two main events every year. The Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft held over three days in August and the Fishing Classic usually held on the Easter long weekend at King Ash Bay.

Our Facilities


At the Borroloola Hotel Motel we welcome each guest in true Northern Territory style. We are friendly and welcoming and will strive to achieve the best experience for each and every guest.

In-house restaurant

After a busy day exploring the area, fishing or sightseeing, relax and enjoy a great meal at our in-house restaurant. A wide variety of food is offered, including delicious home made pizza!

Explore the nearby river

Just minutes from the hotel is the river, a spot to relax in the shaded river banks and enjoy the local wildlife.

On-site Supermarket

Running short on supplies? Visit our on-site supermarket to stock up on all the essentials you need.

Free use of Washing Machines

Despite being on holidays, there is still washing to do. We provide washing machines for our guests at no extra charge. Keep your clothes clean and fresh while you are travelling!

Swimming pool

Cool off in our beautiful pool. Fun for kids and relaxing and rejuvenating for parents, the pool is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.


The Top End gets hot - really hot! Relax in our bar area with a refreshing beer or wine and enjoy the company of other travellers and locals.