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Events in and around Borroloola

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and around Borroloola in the Northern Territory

Borroloola is a small town situated in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory of Australia. Known for its picturesque landscapes and natural beauty, Borroloola attracts tourists from all around the world. The town has a rich cultural heritage and is home to the Mara Aboriginal people. Here are some seasonal fun and exciting events to look forward to in and around Borroloola.

1. Mara Festival: The Mara Festival is a significant event in the Borroloola calendar, celebrated in September every year. The festival is a great way to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Mara people. Visitors can take part in traditional dance performances, sports competitions, and storytelling sessions. The festival also offers a variety of food stalls, arts and crafts vendors, and live music performances.

2. Fishing Competitions: Borroloola is known for its world-class fishing spots, and many fishing competitions are organized throughout the year. The most popular fishing events are the Barramundi Fishing Competition in March and the Blue Water Classic in May. These events attract anglers from all over Australia who come to try their luck at catching the elusive barramundi and other species of fish.

3. Borroloola Rodeo: The Borroloola Rodeo is an annual event that takes place in June. The rodeo is a celebration of the town's rural and farming heritage and features a variety of activities such as bull riding, barrel racing, and horse riding. The event attracts visitors from all over Australia, and it's a great way to experience the local lifestyle.

4. Cultural Tours: Borroloola is home to several Indigenous Communities and cultural tours are a fantastic way to learn about their history and traditions. These tours are available throughout the year, and visitors can walk through ancient rock art sites, visit sacred places, and interact with the local people. Visitors can either choose to take a guided tour or explore the area independently.

5. Bird Watching: Borroloola is home to over 200 species of birds throughout the year. Birdwatching is a fantastic way to explore the natural beauty of the region. Visitors can take part in bird watching tours or explore the area independently on foot or by car. The most popular bird watching areas are the Limmen Bight River, Lorella Springs, and the Savannah Way.

Contact Details:

For more information on seasonal events and activities in and around Borroloola, contact:

The Northern Territory Tourist Board
Address: 43 Mitchell St. Level 2, Darwin, NT 0800
Phone: +61 8 8999 5194
Email: travel@nt.gov.au