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Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin - Million Dollar Fish

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The NT’s Million Dollar Fish competition will run 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. Specially tagged fish will be released in locations across the Top End including Darwin, East Arnhem Land, Tiwi Islands, Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Katherine.


Looking for your chance to become a millionaire? With more than $2.1 million in cash and prizes, including $1 million for one tagged barramundi, the Million Dollar Fish competition offers a fantastic haul of prizes.


Barramundi will be tagged and released into various locations across the Top End of Northern Territory waterways ready for the catching!


Famous for barramundi, the Northern Territory is widely known as Australia’s top fishing destination. Starting in 2015, Million Dollar Fish is now a popular competition on the Top End’s calendar of events. Million Dollar Fish continues to grow with more prize-tagged fish released every year. Across the Territory, Barramundi are tagged and secretly released in five main fishing regions: Darwin, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine and Tiwi. Since the competition launched, over 45 fishos from around Australia have caught tagged barramundi, and hundreds more have won amazing prizes.

With more prize-tagged fish than ever before, Season 6 was the biggest yet. Running from 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021, up for grabs was seven* Million Dollar Fish, 100 $10,000 barra and 20 Charity Fish worth $5,000 each (with $2,500 going to the fisho and the other half going to charity). Beneficiaries of Season 6 Charity Fish included Cancer Council NT, Star Ball through the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Shimano Junior Indigenous Guide Program through the Hayden & Reynolds Project.


Head to the Million Dollar Fish website for more information.

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55 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, 0800



  • Undercover security parking onsite – available for $10 per night and room keys must be activated if guests wish to have access to the car park. Note car park entry height is 2.5 metres meaning the majority of minivans, Troopys and campervans will fit within the height limits of Metro Advance Apartments and Hotel’s car park.



  • Nearest bus stop: 67 metres
  • Airport: 12 kilometres


Nearby Attractions

  • Crocosaurus Cove: 0.5 kilometres
  • Stokes Hill Wharf: 2.1 kilometres
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory: 4.0 kilometres
  • Charles Darwin National Park: 6.3 kilometres
  • The Darwin Military Museum: 7.8 kilometres