Goulburn Islands

Locality (Unbounded)

The North and South Goulburn Islands are located in Auray Bay off the northern Arnhem Land coast. The islands are Aboriginal-owned and permits from the Northern Land Council are essential for all visitors. The Goulburn Islands are not set up for tourism, but intrepid sailors and fishermen may occasionally find themselves on their shores.

The Warruwi people are the traditional owners of the Goulburn Islands and the main language, Mawng, is spoken by about 750 people. Warruwi community is located on the southern tip of the south island and is a dry community (no alcohol). Fishing is the main pastime of local people, who are allowed to hunt the turtles and dugong prevalent in the area. The lifestyle is slow and relaxing and the climate is slightly cooler than Darwin.

Nearby Accommodation

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Alice in the Territory

Alice in the Territory

Alice Springs

Quality Hotel Frontier Darwin, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Quality Hotel Frontier Darwin


Novotel Darwin Atrium, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Novotel Darwin Atrium


Nearby Things to Do

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Remnant of railway track and mound.

North Australia Railway The Narrows


Red Ochre Spa has been designed with pampering and total indulgence in mind.

Red Ochre Spa


Afghan oven and chimney immediately adjacent to the Afghan accommodation.

Channel Island Leprosaurium and Reefs

Channel Island, Litchfield