Nauiyu is set on the banks of the Daly River which snakes its way around the community. It is regarded as one of the best fishing sites to catch barramundi in Australia. Each year it hosts two fishing competitions, the “Barra Classic” and the “Barra Nationals”. As such the region is busy during the tourist season from April through to September. Fishing tourism is the main economy in the area and is managed by non-indigenous people with little if any indigenous involvement.
Bush tucker is plentiful and forms a large part of the Indigenous diet. Turtles, water pythons, barramundi and magpie geese are all cooked in the traditional style buried in the ground with ash and coals. Damper and honey are a regular treat along with a few different varieties of bush plums and bush potatoes.
Hunting & Fishing
The locals enjoy the river and its surrounding lowlands. Hunting, fishing and spending time out “on country” are pastimes enjoyed by everyone in the community. Sports of all descriptions are loved and played at every opportunity. Aussie rules football and basketball are two particular favourites and the community has a wonderfully maintained football oval.