West Arnhem

Area

The West Arnhem area is administered by the West Arnhem Regional Council. Within its borders is the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park which is a popular tourist destination and in the north the area area encompasses the Cobourg Peninsula and is bounded by the Arafura Sea.

Indigenous people lived in the area for thousands of years and most of this country is Aboriginal freehold land held by the Northern Land Council. Permits are required to enter areas east of Kakadu National park from the East Alligator River.

Quick Facts

The West Arnhem area is a local government area (LGA) in Northern Territory. This area is home to 8 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The West Arnhem area is located approximately 287kms 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.

West Arnhem

Area Regional Council

Gunbalanya

Urban

Population: 1116 | West Arnhem

Gunbalanya/Oenpelli is an Aboriginal community on the eastern border of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park at...

Bowali Visitor Centre near Jabiru

Jabiru

Urban

Population: 1081 | West Arnhem

Nestled near the spectacular Arnhem Land Escarpment in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Jabiru was established...

Maningrida

Urban

Population: 2308 | West Arnhem

The Maningrida community lies on the north coast of Arnhem Land and is best known as...

Minjilang

Urban

Population: 247 | West Arnhem

Warruwi

Urban

Population: 389 | West Arnhem

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...

Croker Island - Image by Ryan Schrumpf - https://maps.google.com/maps/contrib/108746701642717127183/photos

Croker Island

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

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

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...

South Goulburn Island

Goulburn Islands

Place Of Interest

West Arnhem

The North and South Goulburn Islands are located in Auray Bay off the northern Arnhem Land...

Cobourg Peninsula - Kakadu Area - Northern Territory

Cobourg

Rural

Population: 33 | West Arnhem

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

Kakadu

Rural

Population: 313 | West Arnhem

West Arnhem

Rural

Population: 683 | West Arnhem