Skippers at Dundee

The story behind the Skippers beachfront sanctuary at Dundee is a typical Territory tale.
Owie Paroz had been visiting the tranquil little township for a decade – relaxing, fishing, enjoying the occasional beer. One day, he decided the odd visit wasn’t enough. He was moving.
A friend bought a block of land and work began on building Skippers at Dundee. The vision was for eight guest rooms, including queen, double and king singles, all fully air-conditioned and ensuited.
The rooms are cleverly complemented by covered breezeways and generous indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. “We’d been coming here for many, many years and just fell in love with the place,” says Owie.
Skippers is now a popular getaway in a pristine spot. It has barbecues and a swimming pool, and is walking distance from a bistro restaurant and bar. A bonus at Skippers is the fully kitted out kitchen providing the option to bring food for your stay.
It might be the best kept secret in beachfront accommodation. “With ocean views from sunrise to sunset, it’s easy to fall in love with the place,” says Owie.
He is renowned for the delight he takes in sharing the Skippers’ experience. “This is a place to talk to friends or maybe make some new friends.” Skippers also offers tours and can refer guests to a preferred charter company for a fishing safari or boat hire. A popular tour is to Tipperary Station to experience life on a massive property; guests can also venture to Litchfield National Park.
Needless to say, the fishing is superb – barramundi, queenfish, sailfish, mackerel, giant trevally, jewfish, snapper and mudcrabs are all there for the catching.
There is a new $4 million boat ramp at Dundee beach for keen fishermen and women. “It’s not simply just for fishing,” says Owie.
“It’s all about getting away from it all … sitting back, relaxing, enjoying a cold beer, taking in the ocean views.”
Skippers is easy to find. Look for the new sign on the turn off to Fog Bay Road and visit the website at for more information.