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Amazing Place

I visited here with my daughters and some family who live in Darwin and it was the best afternoon... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
AnnetteH1420
via mobile
One of the best things to do in the NT

Been to goat island many of times, Kai is a great host, very knowledgeable and funny guy, I take... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
jezza17
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Goat Island Lodge is a very small fishing and wilderness lodge, with a licensed bar and bistro. 4 only hotel rooms, 2 have 4 single beds, and 2 have 1 Queen size and 2 single beds. All rooms with ensuite,and aircon. but very basic as that is the...more
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my daughters and some family who live in Darwin and it was the best afternoon we've had in a very long time. Kai is an absolute character who made us feel so welcome. His buffalo burgers were awesome and the Goat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Been to goat island many of times, Kai is a great host, very knowledgeable and funny guy, I take nearly everyone that comes up on a holiday over there, my friends, girlfriend, mother, father all love the experience of something you really can’t do anywhere...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Politically incorrect and full of character. Take cash for the bar just in case. Good pit stop along the river. Take some friends.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you Lea. Yes, please bring friends with a good sense of humour, and we can all have a good laugh together, it makes a bad days fishing good, and a good days fishing even better. Kai.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit and had a few beers with the entertaining Kai! Unfortunately the tides were wrong so we didn't get to see the resident croc come up for a feed. We will be back for sure!More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brigid R
Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Yes Brigid, even "King Kai" has no control over tides, so call before next visit to help with planning. Same Thing... Big croc Casey will soon be going for her annual 'nesting' time for 4-5 months, so Fred the still smaller male is in in...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We have been to goat island 3 times taking friends and family. Absolutely love going there. King Kia is always happy and loves to sit and tell good stories but that sometimes means you have to wait a while for lunch. We were sorry to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Yes, very sad about my little mate Hot Dog, he was in charge of welcoming and entertaining with his 'beautiful singing', RIP. Hard to believe, but "Dumb Blonde' may get even more famous than Hot Dog, the way she disrespect crocs 40-50 times her weight,...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the place, Kai was verry nice and the food was absolutely fantastic. Love the place mate definitely will be comming back with the rest of the family.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank AussieManReviews1212
Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much, but it sounds like I failed to give you as hard a time i always give costumers to make it memorable. Thank's for review, visit and see you next time. Kai.

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

we went to goat island for a quick Sunday sesh. was a great day with kai being such a nice guy and a good sense of humor. good NT pub. can't wait to go back in 12months to see what he has done with the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank sam c
Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Good on you, you are defenitely wellcome back, so see you next 'run off. Kai.

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Ive been there many times with my mates. Kai always looks after us. Cooks lunch for us. Best burgers on Adelaide river. Plenty of different cold beers. Its definitely not the Hilton with bells and whistles. It's a very unique outback pub. Call ahead of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Chris W
Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Good on you Aussie, just realised I never responded, sorry about that, well...sort of, you know you are wellcome anytime. Keep bringing out visitors, and I'll do my best to entertain them with 'insults'. Kai

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We chartered a boat and went up to Kai Hansen's Goat Island. Clean rooms, but we had to clear away cobwebs in the outside bathroom before we showered. Kai has 4 guest rooms none with tv or coffee making facilities. There is very sparodic phone...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for helping to highlight that Goat Island is NOT an inner city establishment, but is in a outback bush setting. Rooms and outside ensuite get cleaned on morning of visitors arrival, but I could have missed 1 or 2, as a single operator,...More

Reviewed 28 September 2015

Recently visited Goat Island on Friday with 3 mates (Paul, Colm & Paul) We travelled down the Adelaide River by Helicopter to which this tiny Island appears! You want a reality check on life just to see how the happy no stress people live in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Kai H, Owner at Goat Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank's Cameron for nice comments. I get a lot of 'choppers' in theese days, heli pubcrawl very popular, but others also who's been out heli fishing or on the way back from Kakadu or Litchfield by helicopter, defenitely a great way for a 'birdseye view'...More

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William A
27 August 2017|
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Response from Kai H | Property representative |
Sorry, as a 1 man operation, not possible. 3/4+ hour each way adds up to 3-4 hours + $70 worth fuel, would cost you more than to hire a boat. Call Jim, arafura boat hire, 8988 1265. or Dave, Corrobery boat hire, 0439 879... More
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RobL1985
15 August 2015|
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Response from Kai H | Property representative |
Hi Rob. Thank you for enquiry. Easiest way is to hire a boat, [Arafura boat hire, Jim, 89881265], He is in Humpty Doo on the way to Adelaide River, but you will need car with tow ball. Another choice is by chopper,[Airborne... More
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