Discover the amazing secrets of the mighty barramundi at The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, the only hatchery in the world to breed the Southern Gulf strain of this iconic fish!
From humble beginnings with second hand, donated equipment the Centre was started by a group of professional fishermen who set out to restock the local waterways with fingerlings to ensure a sustainable fishing future for years to come. They became known as the Barramundi Restocking Association.
The brand new interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.
Watch an amazing short film in our theatre – about Barramundi, the fishing industry and our wonderful community of Karumba, and hear stories from the Commercial fishermen who catch them.
Enjoy views over the saltwater lagoon, displaying flora and fauna straight from the Norman River.
Enjoy a quality coffee or scrumptious meal overlooking the beautiful lagoon at the Barra Bites Cafe!