Sweers Island QLD


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Sweers Island Airstrip QLD

Sweers Island QLD has miles of golden beaches, blue waters, a wealth of history, and a huge variety of bird life. Although it is a fisherman’s paradise, it offers enjoyment for the whole family.

Sweers is located in Australia’s southern Gulf of Carpentaria approximately 30 km off the coast, directly north of Burketown. The island is surrounded by acres of rock reef, with some coral, much of which has never seen a fishing line. You can fly-fish off the beach or troll from the boat. We cater for keen fishing groups and families.

Area Forecast
Strip Direction
12 / 30
GPS Position
17° 07 261 S
139° 36 022 E
ALA Code
Strip Length
WAC Chart
Brisbane Central
Strip Surface
Sweers Island Resort
(07) 4748 5544
Near parking area
ASIC Security / Vis Vest
Nil on island.
AVGAS available at:
Bourketown 24HR swipe-bowser.
Normanton Refueller 07 4745 1615, cash/cheque only. Callout fee after hours/weekends.
Distance to Town
500 M to resort
Portable, by request
Aircraft Parking
Call resort inbound for pick-up 126.4
Landing Fees

Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 126.7

About the Island

Sweers is famous for fishing, but also offers enjoyment for the whole family, with miles of golden beaches, forests, mangroves and rocky cliffs to explore, which provide homes to a myriad of wildlife including Dolphins, Turtles, Dugongs and over one hundred bird species.

You can also become immersed in the rich history of the island and walk in the footsteps of the traditional owners, the Kaiadilt people, as well as Matthew Flinders, John Lort Stokes and William Landsborough. From relaxation to action-packed fishing adventures, you are sure to enjoy your time here at Sweers Island Resort.

240 volt power is available for shavers, phone chargers etc. Mobile phone reception (Telstra only) is available at the bar, however it is intermittent, being most reliable at night. There is a Filleting Table facility located on the beach for processing and freezing your catch. As well as fishing, there are sandy beaches and bush tracks to explore. Birdlife and marine life are plentiful and the island has a wealth of history. 

Accommodation at Sweers Island QLD

Sweers Island QLD 3 Bed Cabin
Sweers Island QLD 3 Bed Cabin

Accommodation ranges from 2-bed cabins to 6-bed family rooms, all within easy walking distance of the dining and bar area. The amenities block with bathrooms and laundry facilities is located behind the cabins.

In 2017 we constructed new shower facilities. These individual-style units house a shower, toilet and washbasin, are fully tiled and connected to both solar and gas-backup hot water, with a pressure pump to ensure there is always plenty of pressure for a good hot shower at the end of the day! 

Dining at Sweers

The open-air dining and bar facility is comfortable, friendly and looks across Investigator Roads towards Bentinck Island. Please feel free to help yourself to tea and coffee in the dining area at any time.

A cooked breakfast, buffet lunch, and three-course dinner are provided; and lunches can be packed for those who wish to stay out fishing. Please let us know if you have any allergies or specific food requirements when you make your booking.

The lodge has a licensed bar with a good range of beers, spirits, and wines available.

Address: PMB 1 KARUMBA, QLD   
Phone: 07 4748 5544