Barranyi National Park, situated in the Gulf of Carpentaria, is one of the Northern Territory's most remote visitor destinations. This peaceful wilderness haven within the Sir Edward Pellew Group of islands is owned by the Yanyuwa Aboriginal people, who live in the area. The island represents an important link in protecting and preserving the Aboriginal way of life, culture and traditions. Barranyi National Park is managed by Parks and Wildlife Services of the Northern Territory under a leaseback arrangement and in conjunction with a local management committee on which the traditional owners, the Commission and the local residents are represented.
Special features of the island park include long sandy beaches like Paradise Bay, a glorious white stretch ideal for walking, beachcombing and birdwatching. The local birdlife includes a fascinating mix of both land and sea based species. Amateur fishermen revel in the abundant fish resources available in the waters around Barranyi National Park. Travellers visiting Barranyi do not require a permit, but are restricted from entering some areas of the island. Travellers are also urged to register their visit with the Borroloola Ranger Station. Facilities are limited, so you need to take all of your own fuel and provisions.