East Arnhem

Area

East Arnhem is a spectacular part of the Northern Territory and if you can afford the time to vist, you won’t be disappointed. Pristine beaches, rugged coastlines and real off-the-beaten-track adventure awaits you. Be aware however that East Arnhem Land is 4WD country and very remote with only minimal services so pack wisely and ensure you have plenty of spares especially fuel and tyres. The journey from Darwin to the Gove Peninsula by road is over 1000 kms and will take around 30 hours.

Northeast Arnhem Land is home to the indigenous Yolngu people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Australia, they have succeeded in maintaining a vigorous traditional indigenous culture and the strong continuing traditions.

All visitors to Arnhem Land need to obtain a permit. Permits can be arranged from the Northern Land Council or by your tour operator.

Quick Facts

The East Arnhem area is a local government area (LGA) in Northern Territory. This area is home to 11 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The East Arnhem area is located approximately 552kms from the capital Darwin.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

East Arnhem

Area Regional Council

Angurugu

Urban

Population: 855 | East Arnhem

Gapuwiyak

Urban

Population: 923 | East Arnhem

Milingimbi

Urban

Population: 1225 | East Arnhem

Ramingining

Urban

Population: 872 | East Arnhem

Umbakumba

Urban

Population: 503 | East Arnhem

Yirrkala

Urban

Population: 809 | East Arnhem

little bondi beach

Baringura

Place Of Interest

East Arnhem

One kilometre to the south is the more embayed Baringura or Little Bondi beach (NT 1041),...

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...

Groote Eylandt

Place Of Interest

East Arnhem

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

Anindilyakwa

Rural

Population: 117 | East Arnhem

East Arnhem

Rural

Population: 1004 | East Arnhem

Galiwinku

Rural

Population: 2206 | East Arnhem

Gunyangara

Rural

Population: 240 | East Arnhem

Milyakburra

Rural

Population: 137 | East Arnhem