Top End Rivers

The Top End is home to some of Australia’s last healthy and vast river systems.

Healthy rivers and coasts are central to our Top End way of life, our economic success and our culture. They underpin one of the most important economic and cultural pursuits – the Top End fishing experience - and are a powerful drawcard for tourists from around Australia and the world. 

Unlike rivers elsewhere, our Top End rivers still flow naturally, with the beneficial floods of the wet season providing abundant breeding habitat for fish and other wildlife. 

While our coasts are mostly in good shape, they are under threat. TAKE ACTION now, learn more of THE PROBLEMS, or scroll through more of what's special below.