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Arnhem Land

Map showing the Arnhem Land region in the NT

Escape to one of Australia's last true wilderness areas. Arnhem Land is one of the Top End's most spectacular natural destinations. Beautiful scenery, rugged coastlines, remote islands, rivers teeming with fish, rainforest, towering escarpments and savannah woodland.

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East Arnhem Land's Lonely Beach looks more like something out of a fantasy novel than a real life Aussie travel destination, but rest assured, it's legit! If you're keen to explore this mysterious region but not sure where to start, aboriginal-owned organisation @Lirrwi Tourism offer day and multi-day tours into the remote Yolngu Homelands. These guided tours depart from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove) and not only take you to some special locations, but also immerse you in the area's rich aboriginal culture. This is one destination that'll have you pinching yourself to double check that it's actually real! ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #EastArnhemLand #ArnhemLand

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#EastArnhemLand, that vast, mysterious top corner of the Northern Territory, is one of @Australia’s last great untouched wilderness areas. Sure, you’ll get bragging rights for holidaying somewhere so far-flung, but there are many more reasons to travel to this spectacular part of the world. The region is home to some of the country's most pristine coastlines with a number of beaches just a short drive from the main township of #Nhulunbuy (#Gove), including Little Bondi (first image), Turtle Beach (third image) and Macassan Beach (fourth image). Join a fishing charter and spend the day trying to reel in a barramundi or explore various bush walking trails through pretty wetlands, where you can spot native wildlife. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road. Tip: Don't forget to look into what general permits you need before your visit. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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We're coming to you from picture-perfect #EastArnhemLand at sunrise 🌸 This is Lonely Beach, a very beautiful (and real!) place that you can explore on a tour with aboriginal-owned company @Lirrwi Tourism. They offer day and multi-day guided tours into the remote Yolngu Homelands, departing from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove) between April and October. You'll get to see how the world's oldest living culture still lives today - from traditional spear fishing to gathering of bush foods. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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Spectacular coastal landscapes with white sand beaches, combined with strong aboriginal culture, define the paradise that is #EastArnhemLand 🙌 If you're keen to explore this mysterious region but not sure where to start, aboriginal-owned company @Lirrwi Tourism offer day and multi-day tours into the remote Yolngu Homelands over the dry season (April - October). You'll get to see how the world's oldest living culture still does things today... from traditional spear fishing to gathering of bush foods. Located on the north-eastern tip of the NT mainland, the township of #Nhulunbuy (#Gove) can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road or a short flight. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @robmulally! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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Watching the sun come up should be a mandatory activity in #Kakadu National Park - it's way too good to miss, hey @jasoncharleshill! There are a number of well known places within the park to watch the early morning show, however Nawurlandja Lookout has to be one of our favourites 😍 Following a short clamber up a relatively steep rock slope, you'll have world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock (Burrungkuy) and the #ArnhemLand escarpment. This peaceful spot is great for sitting back and taking in first light or watching the changing colours at the end of the day. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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#EastArnhemLand, that vast, mysterious top corner of the Northern Territory, is one of @Australia’s last great untouched wilderness areas. Sure, you’ll get bragging rights for holidaying somewhere so far-flung, but there are many more reasons to travel to this spectacular part of the world. The region is home to some of the country's most pristine coastlines with a number of beaches just a short drive from the main township of #Nhulunbuy (#Gove), including Cape Wirrwawuy. Join a fishing charter and spend the day trying to reel in a barramundi or explore various bush walking trails through pretty wetlands, where you can spot native wildlife. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road. Don't forget to look into permits before your trip! Check out our story for more epic scenes 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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Camping goals 🙌 #EastArnhemLand is a nature lovers' paradise with wild and untamed landscapes that have remained the same for centuries. @talesofavanwife shared this awesome shot of her sweet set-up at Little Bondi - one of the many stunning beaches within a relatively short driving distance from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove), the region's main township. Not far from Little Bondi (Baringura), you'll also find Turtle Beach (Ngumuy) and Macassan Beach (Garanhan). If you're planning a visit to Arnhem Land, make sure you look into travel permits with the Northern Land Council or the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation before your trip 👍  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Phoebe! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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Apparently almost 1 in 10 Aussies believe #EastArnhemLand is a fantasy destination from a children’s book... 🤦‍♂️ This is Lonely Beach, a very beautiful (and real!) place that you can explore on a tour with aboriginal-owned organisation @Lirrwi Tourism. They offer day and multi-day guided tours into the remote Yolngu Homelands, departing from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove) between April and October. You'll get to see how the world's oldest living culture still does things today - from traditional spear fishing to gathering of bush foods. East Arnhem Land is only a short flight from #Darwin or can be accessed via the Central Arnhem Road. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @_markfitz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #ArnhemLand

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You don’t hear the phrase “off the beaten track” so often these days but it’s the perfect description for Lonely Beach in #EastArnhemLand. @kyle_hunter and @haylsa visited this little known region with @Lirrwi Tourism, an aboriginal-owned company, who offer various touring into the remote Yolngu homelands. Departing from #Nhulunbuy (#Gove), you'll get to experience the world's oldest living culture first hand. You could be trying any number of activities from weaving to traditional spear fishing, gathering of bush foods and medicine, storytelling or learning how the Yidaki (didgeridoo) is made and played. The tours run over the dry season from April to October. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Kyle. #SeeAustralia #ArnhemLand #TourismTopEnd

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