Arnhem Land, spanning 100,000 square kilometres, is a massive, sprawling wilderness bigger than the combined area of Belgium and the Netherlands. It remains one of Australia's most untouched and diverse areas, with a variety of stunning landscapes and accommodation options.
While Arnhem Land hasn't been changed much by the outside world, these days it’s perfectly accessible. Arnhem Land's accommodation caters to every budget, regardless of where you lay your head.
To help you find what you're looking for, we've created this epic list of Arnhem Land accommodation options to suit your needs, timeline, budget and plans.
Arnhem Land is an untouched wilderness which spans some of the most rugged landscapes the world has to offer. So, that means you need to get out the swag and rough it, right? Wrong. Luxurious accommodation is dotted across Arnhem Land, so you can still get your pillows fluffed while taking your safari selfies.
On Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, lies the Groote Eylandt Lodge – a beautiful hideaway resort that offers the best luxury in the Gulf with stunning ocean views. There's plenty to do including sport fishing and access to a picturesque nine-hole golf course, while the cultural tours tell you the remarkable history of the Warnindhilyagwa people – the traditional owners of the island.
In recent years, the Northern Territory has been at the forefront of the emerging 'glamping' trend. Nowhere is this better than at the Cobourg Coastal Camp, situated right on the tip of the Territory. Get on a luxury tour and see the secluded local sights, or head out on a private fishing charter to reel in your dinner. And in the NT, getting there truly is half the fun, with the road from Darwin to Arnhem Land dotted with highlights.
Another recent trend which has caught hold in the NT is ecotourism, which emphasises sustainable practices and a positive relationship with the environment. Bremer Island, Banubanu Wilderness Retreat is one of Australia's leading eco tourism locations, offering adventure and relaxation on the Gove Peninsula. Grab a rod and reel for some of the best of Arnhem Land's fishing, or simply relax with a book in the beach-side accommodation.
When it comes to Arnhem Land experiences, they don't get much better than Davidson's Arnhem Land Safaris. Nestled on an Aboriginal sacred site at Mount Borradaile, Davidson's provides picturesque views of local flood plains, the Arnhem Land Escarpment and billabongs just teeming with local wildlife. And the eco-lodge accommodation means you can enjoy it all without leaving a footprint. Explore local wetlands, view age-old Aboriginal cave art, or cruise through a beautiful billabong with a glass of wine in hand.