Is Arnhem Land Australia’s best-kept secret?

Arnhem Land is on the verge of a major tourism break-through.  Hidden on the Gove NT peninsula, in a remote corner of the Northern Territory, this mysterious Aboriginal Land is rugged, remote, untouched and filled with cultural wonders.  Until now, it was Australia’s best-kept secret.  We explore what makes Arnhemland the next NT Holidays destination.

 

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East Arnhem Land is rugged, remote and untouched.

And its beauty is largely unheard of, until now!  Northern Territory tourism conducted a survey in 2014 and found that one in 10 Australias believed that Arnhem Land was a mythical destination from a kid’s book.  This hidden gem has been kept a secret for so long that the remote, rugged and untouched lands, should be seen to be believed.   

Getting to East Arnhem Land, although lengthy, is all apart of the experience delving deep into all that the spiritual lands offer.  Situated 15 hours drive from Katherine NT, on the northeast Gove NT peninsula, access is via offroad four-wheel drive or by flying into the township of Nhulunbuy. 

Permits are required for entry and information will be included in our EAST ARNHEM LAND:  The self-guided adventures companion book.

This remote piece of paradise is for those who truly want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle.  But get in quick and put this on your Lost and Loving It list, as it is currently being marketed as being on every traveller’s must-do list

 

Strong Aboriginal culture

Arnhem Land is very unique.  Unlike most of Australia, Arnhem Land is not owned by the crown or titled as public use land.  Arnhem Land is special.  It is Aboriginal land, and one of the last strong-holds of Aboriginal culture in Australia.  

The Yolngu have called Arnhem Land home for over 40,000 years.  Today’s generation of Indigenous Australians living in Arnhemland still practices their customs and traditions of their ancestors. 

This means that respectful tourists visiting the homelands have the opportunity to glance into the past of one of the worlds oldest living cultures.  The Yolngu’s connection with the land runs so deep that long after you leave, the love of the culture will be sure to linger on in your mind.

 

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The best beaches in Australia

We’ve already discussed how remote and culturally diverse East Arnhem Land is, but have I mentioned the numerous glorious beaches?  The fact that you will find some of Australia’s best beaches here surely makes this Australia’s best-kept secret.   

Beaches of crystal clear shallow waters, perched on pearl white sand and surrounded by dramatic rich red ochre cliffs.  The colours you will see here will even make a professional photographer swoon.

SUGGESTED Video:  Cape Arnhem, East Arnhem Land

Choose to picnic your day away on the secluded Little Bondi Beach (as pictured).  Watch turtles nesting and hatching in the season on Turtle Beach. Or meander the remote coastline of Cape Arnhem where you may see wild buffalo herds on the beach and crayfish in the rocky ocean outcrops. 

Be sure to keep safe and look and not swim, unless you want to meet a saltwater crocodile up close and too personal.  

 

 

Wide horizons and natural rock pools to explore

You name it, Arnhem Land Guide has it!  We’ve already looked at some of the beaches, but what about the naturally occurring rock pools and wide open landscape.  

Be mesmerised by the landscape that is transformed every wet season and take a dip in the refreshing cool freshwater natural pools.  Safe swimming areas can change so be sure to check with the rangers and watch the video that the Northern Territory released on being Croc Wise.

 

Listen to the spirits at Gapuru (Memorial Park)

Situated 1 hour away from Nhulunbuy, Gapuru is the home of one of Arnhemland’s most dramatic waterfalls.  The wet season and the convergence of the rivers have together carved and transformed this rocky landscape over time.

Originally a meeting place for the Yolngu, Gapuru is now an important and protected Sacred Aboriginal Site.  Running year-round, but most dramatic during the wet season, the waters rushing over the ledges will have you mesmerised.  Equally the red earth here will never leave your memory or your four-wheel drive for that matter! 

 

Exotic island retreats and fishing at its finest!

Fishing in the Arafura Sea, located off the Gove NT peninsula is the best in Australia.  But no need to take my word for it.  The Australian Geographic list Arnhem Land on their Top 10 best fishing destinations in Australia and even go as far as saying “the fishing here is legendary”.

So confident with the quality of the fishing and islands here, annually Australia’s biggest fishing competition, the Million Dollar Fish release their tagged million dollar treasures here! 

 

How can we help you?  SUBSCRIBE to our email community for EAST ARNHEM LAND:  The self-guided adventures companion due to be released soon.

 

 

Can’t wait for our book and need help now?  Join our Arnhem Land Guide Facebook community!

 

Arnhem Land is on the verge of a major tourism break-through.  Hidden on the Gove NT peninsula, in a remote corner of the Northern Territory, this mysterious Aboriginal Land is rugged, remote, untouched and filled with cultural wonders.  Until now, it was Australia's best-kept secret.  We explore what makes Arnhemland the next NT Holidays destination.

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