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.
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.