Arnhem Land

Region

Arnhem Land is made up of 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Travellers wishing to visit Arnhem Land must obtain a permit in advance from the Northern Land Council. Alternatively, many organised tours visit the region, and in these cases a permit is usually organised by the tour operator. Arnhem Land is rich in culture and features a diverse landscape characterised by wild coastlines, towering escarpments, savannah woodlands and wetlands teeming with wildlife. The park protects wetlands of international importance and provides a habitat for abundant wildlife, including crocodiles, dugongs, nesting turtles and migratory birds. Gunbalanya, one of the first stops east of Kakadu National Park, is an Aboriginal community where indigenous artists gather at the Injalak Art and Craft Centre. An open day is held in Gunbalanya usually during July, when travellers can visit freely and enjoy the cultural activities without a permit.

The town of Nhulunbuy is located on the Gove Peninsula, approximately 600 kilometres east of Darwin. It is a major service centre, providing accommodation and supplies, and offers spectacular beaches and great fishing.

There are many areas of historic significance including the ruins of an early European colony at Victoria Settlement in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the secluded Coburg Peninsula and the Black Point Cultural Centre which displays Aboriginal, Macassan and European histories of the area.

Arnhem Land

Region
Cobourg Peninsula - Kakadu Area - Northern Territory

Cobourg Peninsula

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

The Cobourg Peninsula is home to some of the best reef and tropical sports fishing locations...

Cooinda - Kakadu - Northern Territory

Cooinda

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

The township of Cooinda is located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, on the banks...

Dhuluwuy Recreation Area

Dhuluwuy Bay

Place Of Interest

East Arnhem

The Dhuluwuy Recreation Area is large camping area on the shores of Blue Mud Bay, 17km...

Top End Lodge, Bamurru Plains

Kakadu National Park

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is a place of rugged escarpments, lush wetlands and cascading waterfalls...

East Arnhem

Area

West Arnhem

Area

Croker Island

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

Croker Island is approximately one hour via light plane from Darwin and located at the meeting...

Groote Eylandt

Place Of Interest

East Arnhem

Groote Eylandt means ‘big island’ in Dutch, and is indeed the largest island in the Gulf...