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Five-star stay meets pristine wilderness on the Cobourg Peninsula

Five-star stay meets pristine wilderness on the Cobourg Peninsula

On the rugged and remote Cobourg Peninsula, the Northern Territory’s original luxury lodge, Seven Spirit Bay, offers a breathtaking blend of leisure and adventure.

Surrounded by the pristine waters of the Cobourg Marine Park Sanctuary, Seven Spirit Bay is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most unique luxury lodges. Established in 1990, the lodge has been a trailblazer for experiential tourism in the Northern Territory and has regularly set the benchmark for remote wilderness experiences. Following an exquisite transformation over the last four years, Seven Spirit Bay now pairs five-star with a host of extraordinary adventures to create an unrivalled wilderness escape.

Villa Exterior at Seven Spirit Bay
Villa Exterior

Stay in luxe lodgings

Scattered among native tropical forest, the Habitat Villas offer absolute comfort and seclusion. Guests can relax, enjoy the sights of Coral Bay and be enchanted by the sounds of the surrounding wilderness from the comfort of the accommodation. Each villa is serviced daily and includes an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and ceiling fans, king-size beds, fine linen and a private deck overlooking the surrounding waters. The design is naturally integrated into nature, immersing guests in the pristine environment of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.

Inside the Villa at Seven Spirit Bay
Inside the Villa

Enjoy exclusive adventures

Enrich your stay with a host of included activities that explore the region’s unspoilt wilderness: enjoy 4WD safaris to spot local wildlife or visit the aptly titled Rainbow Beach with its striking coloured shoreline, spot more than 200 species of birds among the nearby marshes, learn about bush tucker on a mud crabbing tour or visit the historic ruins of a Victoria Settlement in Port Essington, the third attempt at European settlement in northern Australia, circa 1838. Furthermore, on the lodge’s doorstep is the Cobourg Marine Park Sanctuary, where dolphins, sea turtles, whales, dugong, manta rays and crocodiles can be encountered on a myriad of marine adventures aboard state-of-the-art vessels. The passionate team of tour leaders, guides and skippers will ensure you get the most out of your Northern Territory experience.

Safari at Seven Spirit Bay
Safari © Steve Strike/Outback Spirit Tours

Exciting fishing expeditions

Encompassed by an untouched coastal marine park and the fish-rich Arafura Sea to the north, Seven Spirit Bay is truly an angler’s paradise. With outstanding offshore and estuary fishing on offer, you can reel in a variety of species during your stay from Spanish mackerel and giant trevally to golden snapper and the iconic barramundi. Onboard the lodge’s advanced fleet of expedition boats and with the help of knowledgeable skippers and guides, a rewarding fishing adventure awaits regardless of your ability.

Rainbow Beach, Northern Territory
Rainbow Beach

Dine with stunning sunset views

Following a day of activities, retire to Seven Spirit Bay’s magical Wawidada Pavilion, home to the lodges tantalising restaurant, relaxing lounge and well-stocked bar. It’s elevated setting and expansive deck overlooks the palm-fringed pool and turquoise waters of Coral Bay, providing the perfect spot to enjoy a drink as the sun sets on another classic Northern Territory evening. What sounds better than unwinding and soaking up the delights of this remote wilderness location while a team of talented chefs prepare extraordinary cuisine, often featuring the catch of the day?

Dining at Seven Spirit Bay
Fine dining at Wawidada Pavilion

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