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The Purple Mango Café and Brewery

– the best little café in the bush

Information on the Café/Brewery and camping has been left on the website to provide information to prospective purchasers who wish to restart the business.  Advice would be provided by the owners to assist.

Property advertised on
realestate.com.au  and

Visit on our open days Saturday and Sunday 15th & 16th June from 11am-3pm or phone for appointment  0407 739 738

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Located at Marrakai 3kms off the Arnhem Highway 40 mins from Palmerston and 1.25hrs to Kakadu NP, this delightful oasis boasts a stunning tropical home, large rooms, high ceilings and an outdoor ensuite.  An enormous verandah looks out over the property with it’s billabong style dam and landscaped native gardens. 10x3m above ground pool adds to the relaxed lifestyle. Built in 2011 to code.

The property has operated as an extremely successful tourism café/brewery/camping ground with an outstanding reputation and has all the equipment to restart quickly (equipment negotiable) or just purchase the property and enjoy the peaceful tranquility.  The property is not in a council or development authority area – no rates!

A scenic drive through the wetlands and past the jumping crocs brings you to the Marrakai/Mary River region with its many natural and tourist attractions including great fishing spots.

Other buildings include
. 7×8 steel clad building, strongly constructed for use as a fully operational brewery with 3×3 coolroom
. 6×5 work shed with carport
. 2 – 3×3 garden sheds with concrete floors

. high ceilings and large rooms
. open plan living
. louvres and large sliding doors
. bamboo wood flooring throughout
. tiled bathroom and laundry
. fully airconditioned and fans in all rooms and verandah
. enormous well designed kitchen with extra storage
. granite benches
. feature entry

. 3 phase power
. large septic
. bore and water tank with excellent drinking water
. fully fenced with large gate
. compacted road base driveway
. reticulation to 3 acres
. raised vege garden beds (5)
. many native trees planted to attract birds, butterflies, etc
. established mango (20) and fruit trees
. backup generator hard wired

Unfortunately, we have had to close due to ill health but should we sell, we would assist new owners to re open or just purchase and enjoy the tropical relaxed lifestyle.

Thank you for your understanding
Warmest regards
Gay and Graham

Please contact us on 0407 739 738 if you have any questions


pizza oven and pizzaWith the biggest wood fired pizza oven in the Territory, The Purple Mango Café can produce mouth-watering pizzas in no time at all.  Fully licensed so complement your meal with a cold bottle of wine or craft beer.

pizza entree

Along with Bellaroma Premium No5 coffee blend and home-made cakes and desserts, The Purple Mango Café can provide refreshment to the traveller any time of the day.  The fresh tangy Mango Smoothies are a favourite.

Taste our home made conserves – Spiced Mango Jam made with love and local mangoes or try Indian Curry Leaf Pickle – with mango and pineapple and lots of spice. Tickle your tastebuds with ‘Chickles’ – a sweet mustard pickle with mango and cauliflower or our marmalades, jams and chutneys to try and take home.

Located 2.7kms from the Arnhem Highway along the historic Marrakai Track turning into Stephen Road for the first driveway on the left. This turnoff is 9kms before the road to Corroboree Billabong.

The Purple Mango Brewery.
Tasting paddles can be purchased to try our specialty brews and then select your favourite to drink from the tap –  take aways now available to enjoy or as a special gift.

13 thoughts on “The Purple Mango Café and Brewery”

  1. The food was beautiful, and the service was great. The peaceful and relaxed surrounds was the best ! Will certainly be back again !!

  2. Called in and had lunch there after a weekend in Kakadu. A delightful place. Excellent food. Ice cold beer and lovely coffee.
    Real friendly hosts. We will be back for sure.
    Carole and Tony.

  3. Found this delightful cafe after being on a boat tour on Corroboree Billabong and being recommended by our guide ..Jim..the coffee and blueberry muffin and cheesecake were delicious,the service friendly and the ambience perfect.

  4. Thank you Gay and Graham for a fantastic evening and for the best pizzas in the top end. It was very much worth the drive out. Thank you also for your hospitality. Long reign the King and Queen of Top End Pizzas. Anita, Ingrid, David and Glenn

  5. Thank you so much for a fantastic evening. I brought 14 friends here for my birthday, dinner and camping. You provided exceptional service and great food, and you did such a good job with a big group of us.
    Waking up to your breakfast and freshly backed bread and beautiful coffee was just as special!
    We will all be back again!!

  6. Thank you Chrissy – we thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again.

  7. Had a great experience at the Purple Mango yesterday! After arriving a tad late the owners, Graham & Gay, thru another log into the pizza oven & we had a very yummy pizza with salad for a late lunch! We were overwhelmed! Also showed us around the grounds & had a good old chin wag over wine, coffee & desert! Only in Darwin! Thank you so much, again! Ray & Lyn

  8. Thank you Gay & Graham for wonderful hospitality, tasty wood fire pizzas, the best home grown beer, noted fresh real produce not essences! And a Territory relaxed atmosphere. I’ve tried your mango smoothies the best . Many more Friday nights to come – Territorians go check out!

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