This 2.5 hour tour is held twice a week, to coincide with harvest days. Check online for availability.
Discover the operations of a working Barramundi fish farm, the sustainable solution for barra.
Hold tight as the barra take a bite, the fighting fish in our pond grow up to and over 1 metre.
Whether you’re 5 or 95, we’ll get you hooked. Not to be missed for barra lovers. Advance bookings essential.
It’s a barra bonanza! This 2.5 hour guided tour is the best of the best. It starts with a 1 hour Farm Tour, where you get to go behind the scenes at the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm, to see how we grow and supply top quality produce to some of Australia’s finest restaurants. It takes you from our front gate, through to the baby barra ponds and growing ponds where you get to feed the barra and help check their weight and health.
Witness hand-harvesting of the iconic Barramundi by our experienced and professional team and then go and try to catch your own, at the big Barra Pond. Our crew are with you every step of the way to inform, illuminate and share their secret tips on how to land these big, silver beauties. Top it off with a gourmet tasting platter. Pond to Plate.
This is a premium, small group Barramundi Farm Tour lasting 1 hour. It includes a meet and greet and walking tour around the various ponds and locations on the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm. As a part of the tour, you get to feed some of the barramundi in our ponds, where you’ll see them race, jump and fight for food. It gives you a first-hand view of the energy and enthusiasm of the iconic Barramundi. Next step is some catch and release fishing, to check the weight and health of the fish. So good! Wednesday is also harvest day on the farm, allowing you to see just how these beauties are hand-picked to order.
Time to taste. We’ve prepared a gourmet tasting platter, showcasing our award-winning produce prepared in a range of styles. Sashimi. Gyoza. Battered. Grilled. Smoked.
Departure times and farm experiences may vary, depending on the farm’s seasonal workload. Click here to check availability or give us a call (07) 4098 7117. Advance bookings are essential.
Farm operations and location, including details on the amazing Daintree Rainforest and River, which is where we get our pristine saltwater from. Water standards, checks, balances and recycling. Food conversion ratio for barramundi. Farm equipment. The lifecycle of barramundi on our farm, from arrival as 10cm fingerlings in batches of 12,000, to growing and hand harvesting. Fish filleting and of course, eating.
The Hook-A-Barra Gourmet Farm & Fishing Tour Combo is both undercover and in open air. It is recommended you wear a hat and long-sleeved sun shirt, with appropriate sun protection. Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended.
We have plenty of on-site car parking and covered tables and chairs. There is a viewing tank, where you can see some of our rare Speckled (Panda), Albino and Golden Barramundi – as a part of your tour, our crew will demonstrate their feeding techniques here. We have a café that specialises in showcasing our beautiful barra in burgers, fish and chips, gyoza and even sashimi. Cold drinks are available to purchase, as is a unique selection of barramundi souvenirs and merchandise. There are toilet facilities for guests.
Everything you need for catch and release barramundi fishing is provided and included in the tour price. Hook-a-Barra has a huge range of quality gear, including a specialist selection of lures, with everything from hard bodied minnows to soft plastics, poppers and paddle tails. We even have a fly-fishing option for expert anglers.
We prefer to not allow personal rods and tackle to be used in our ponds, because they create a bio-security risk to our entire farm. We don’t allow treble hooks and use only single, barbless hooks to protect our fish from needless injury.
Our Barramundi are wild creatures. We can’t and don’t train them to jump on your hook. They behave exactly like river specimens and the time of day, position of the moon, weather and any number of other factors affect their desire to chase the lure. So, your technique is very important. Anglers will be impressed with the fight.
Yes. Our passionate and knowledgeable crew provide guidance and tuition on all our equipment. Our Daintree barramundi fishing tours include an introduction to barra fishing, rod and tackle setup and the assistance of our expert fishing guides around the pond. We’re sure you’re up to the challenge, but if you have any questions feel free to ask our friendly staff.
Nope but that’s why it’s called fishing and not catching ???? you likely will catch something, but we think you’ll have a good time even if you don’t. Nothing in life is guaranteed. We will do our best to get you a fish in the time. The vast majority of guests that visit us manage to land a fish.
Yes. There is the option to take your catch home. We charge $17.50 per kilo which is in addition to the tour price. Ask us about some delicious fresh fillets and recipe cards. We provide ice and eskis to take your fish home, but it also helps to be prepared and you’re welcome to bring your own eski.
Adult $100 | Child [1-14 years] $80 | Family Rate (2A + 2C) $290. Option to purchase additional produce to take home, for a fishy feast.
They usually commence at 9am, but departure times and farm experiences will depend on the farm’s seasonal workload. Click here to check availability or give us a call (07) 4098 7117.
Yes. Advance bookings are essential.
Hook-A-Barra is located on the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm, which is Lot 3, Vixies Road, Wonga Beach, Queensland. We are about a 90 minute drive from Cairns, or about 30 minutes north of Port Douglas. Guests need to self-drive or make their own way to here, as there is no public transport or transfer service available at this time.
Our experienced crew will tell you all about the life cycle of the Barramundi and how it’s farmed here.
Guided walk around Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm, including the viewing tank.
Get ready for some serious saltwater Barramundi fishing action at the ponds. No experience necessary.
All this talking and fishing is making us hungry! Sample our delicious Barramundi on gourmet tasting platter.
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