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Craig Tatnell

d’Urville Island Wilderness Resort

At d'Urville Island Wilderness Resort, we offer the complete fishing and accommodation experience. Nestled next to the prolific fishing waters of Stephen's Passage and French Pass, we boast an abundance of Kingfish, Snapper, Groper, and Blue Cod, allowing for more fishing time due to our proximity to these grounds.

We can tailor-make a fishing or diving excursion to meet your specific requirements, catering to individuals, corporate groups, and small parties. Whether you're looking for a half-day or full-day outing, we're committed to maximising your experience. We also offer short trips for those wishing to simply take the children out to catch their dinner.

Our charters operate on a 10.2m Alloy vessel, accommodating up to 12 guests. Tackle and rod hire are available upon request. Pricing is set at $1300 for a half-day and $2100 for a full day.

d'Urville Island Wilderness Resort, often referred to as "The Sounds' Best Kept Secret," is situated in the stunning Catherine Cove on d'Urville Island. The resort serves as an escape from the fast pace of modern life, featuring a bar, restaurant, various accommodation options, walking trails, and fishing charters. Over 200 hectares of regenerated bushland surround the resort, making it perfect for both the adventurous and those seeking tranquillity.

Guests can choose from modern beachfront units, offering luxury amenities including tea & coffee facilities and supremely comfortable beds with views over Catherine Cove. These units are conveniently located near the restaurant & bar. For those preferring to self-cater, we offer two traditional baches, each accommodating up to ten guests, complete with cooking facilities and all the comforts of home.

Additional amenities for our visitors include:

  • Complimentary row dinghy
  • Fully licensed café & bar
  • Wharf with fresh water access
  • Mooring for boat owners
  • Shower and laundry facilities

At our resort, the dawn chorus is a vibrant testament to the island's thriving ecosystem. Native birds such as Tui, Bellbird, Bush Robin, Weka, and Kaka thrive here, free from the threat of possums. Explore rainforests and mineral belts that lead to stunning vistas of the outer sounds. Blue Penguins and other seabirds find sanctuary in the waterways of this rich and captivating region.

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