East Arnhem Land
Exotic island retreats, historic sites, chartered fishing trips, cultural experiences, or just relax by the pool.
Find yourself in paradise – East Arnhem Land is beautiful and diverse with remote and rugged coastlines, and white sandy beaches. This vast area of nearly 100,000 sq km of land is one of Australia’s last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture.
There are many activities and things to see and do locally so make sure you spend the time to experience them all.
Take a morning stroll along the beach looking out to the sparkling Arafura Sea, learn from the locals and join a Yolngu cultural tour, visit some of the art and craft centres, take part in an interpretative walking trail and cast a line out fishing – your catch of the day can be prepared at one of the local restaurants for your evening meal, you can’t get much fresher than that.
Things to see & do in East Arnhem Land
Can East Arnhem Land be done as a day trip?
No, East Arnhem Land can't be explored in one day. Take your time, you won't regret it.read more
Do I need any passes or permits to visit East Arnhem Land?
How do I get around East Arnhem Land?
How do I get to East Arnhem Land?
How far is East Arnhem Land from the nearest main town?
What are the major attractions at East Arnhem Land?
Just south of Nhulunbuy is the Yirrkala Arts Centre, where you can learn about the region's Aboriginal culture, before heading to East Woody Island (Dhamitjinya) and East Woody Beach (Galaru) to catch the sunset. Head east to Groote Eylandt for some excellent fishing, or travel north to the secluded Bremer Island, where only eight tourists are allowed on the island at once.read more
What should I bring with me to East Arnhem Land?
Bring walking shoes, drinking water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a first aid kit and food. If you're driving yourself, you'll need extra fuel and tyres for the journey. A communication device like a satellite phone is recommended. Don't forget your fishing gear - East Arnhem Land has some of the best fishing spots in Australia.read more
When is the best time to visit East Arnhem Land?