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Garig Gunak Barlu National Park
Victoria Settlement
Hospital ruins - Victoria Settlement

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

At the very top of the Northern Territory in Arnhem Land on the Cobourg Peninsula, the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is remote and rugged, fringed with magnificent white sandy beaches.

The national park is perfect for trekking, birdwatching, walking, fishing, boating and photography.

This extensive park includes the entire Peninsula, the surrounding waters of the Arafura Sea and Van Diemen Gulf, and some of the neighbouring islands. Discover a mosaic of sandy beaches, dunes and associated coastal grasslands, mangroves, rainforest patches, swamps, lagoons, coral reefs, sea grass meadows and rich marine life in this 4,500 square kilometre paradise. Stop in at Black Point Cultural Centre to see the display of Aboriginal, Macassan and European histories of the area. Pitch a tent at one of two camping grounds. Anglers can try their luck for the common local species of mackerel, queenfish, trevally, shark, snapper and a variety of reef fish. Don't miss exploring the eerie ruins of the failed Victoria Settlement (accessible only by boat).

Access is via air, sea or an unsealed road (four-wheel drive only) through Arnhem Land that is usually open in the dry season (May-September), depending on the rains, and a park permit is required.

  • Information

    Entry cost

    Indicative Prices tickets from $232.10
    You need a permit to stay in the Park overnight on the Peninsula. Price is per vehicle and is for camping fees and a Transit fee. This covers up to 5 adult passengers for up to 7 nights. Contact the Parks and Wildlife Permits office on 8999 4814 for details.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Boating Facilities
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Showers

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Four Wheel Driving
    • Hiking
    • Scenic Drives
    • Walks

    Accreditation

    • COVID Safe
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