ABOUT

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NT Fish & 4x4 is a proudly indigenously owned family operated partnership.

Many years of living in the Daly River region has given us the advantage to provide you with the ultimate experience when you visit our home.

We have a passion for culture, history and sustaining the surrounding environment.

our focus is supporting our local economy and community along with providing affordable recreational activities for all visitors to our region.

we can cater for most age groups and experience levels.

our focus is to listen to your needs to ensure a comfortable and unforgettable experience.

Daly River.

The Daly River district is one of the major tourist destinations within the Northern Territory. The Aboriginal name for the community is Nauiyu.

Daly River itself is a picturesque tidal river, home to both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles, and a plentiful source of barramundi.

Facilities within Nauiyu include an airstrip, general store, Roadside inn and medical clinic.

There are many fishing and hunting opportunities within the area.

Daly River has a public boat ramp located on Wooliana road and provides number of camping grounds/caravan parks within the district.

Location

Daly River is located 223 km south of Darwin via the Stuart Highway and the Daly River Road. It is 110 km south-west of Adelaide River.

Origin of Name

The Daly River was named after Sir Dominick Daly, the Governor of South Australia, by Boyle Travers Finniss in 1865. Finniss was exploring the area at the time and was holding the post of Government Resident in the Northern Territory.

 

 

Traditional custodians of the land

Malak Malak is the name of an Aboriginal language group from the Daly River catchment in the Northern Territory. The group largely resides in and near the Nauiyu Nambiyu community, and has traditional river country around the middle reach of the Daly River. Malak Malak lands are bordered by the lands of the Kungarakany (north), Wagiman (south-east), Ngen’giwumirri (south), Marramaninjsji (southwest), and Maranunggu, Kewema and Tjerratj (west) language groups. Malak Malak country is looked after by the Malak Malak Land Management Rangers.

The Ranger group comprises approximately 8 members. It is supported by funds from the Caring for Country Unit of the Northern Land Council.

The Malak Malak Land Management Rangers are heavily involved in the management of their lands and waterways.

Along with patrolling the waterways the group invest substantial time and effort on physical weed controls; particularly the spraying of Mimosa pigra from quad bikes, four wheel drive spray units, and from helicopters when conditions are favourable.

Other major projects consist of trialling and undertaking biological control methods; using a beetle to assist the control of Salvinia in billabongs and breeding and releasing a Mimosa-eating moth. The women rangers headed, developed and implemented this monitoring program.

NT Fish & 4X4 acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land past, present and emerging

and sincerely appreciate and respect the opportunity given to us to share and experience this country. 

GUIDES & OWNERS
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Trevor Hutchinson

Trevor is the lead tour guide for the business with many years of remote area experience and qualifications.

these skills enable NT Fish & 4x4 to deliver the amazing experiences for all its clients and cater for a range of activities.

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Mabel Latzer

Mabel is a young Marrathiel indigenous lady of the Daly River land trust.

Mabels dreaming is the catfish and her totem is the Dingo.

Her family has mixed cultural backgrounds and shares a strong connection and respect for her country.

Mabel is the driving force behind the unique experiences provided by NT fish & 4x4