Enter the Northern Territory at the sailor's gateway in Melville Bay, enjoying seafaring hospitality and exploring East Arnhem Land with a permit.

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The Gove Boat Club is the sailor's gateway to the Northern Territory. Located in Melville Bay 12 kilometres from the town of Nhulunbuy at the top of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the club caters to local and visiting yachts and local boating enthusiasts. Facilities at the Gove Boat Club include a dining venue and bar.

Visiting sailors are always made welcome at the Gove Boat Club and many extend their stay to take in the surrounding region of East Arnhem Land. Please note, much of the surrounding area is Aboriginal land and an access permit is required prior to travelling into the area.

If you are keen to try your hand at boating, but don't know a jib from the tiller, you are invited to join a crew for a day of fun.

Opening times:
Thursday and Fridays 3pm to 8pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 12pm to 8pm.
Entry cost:
Free entry
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