Art & Culture

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

The Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala is one of Australia’s premier Aboriginal art centres. Buku-Larrnggay meaning is “the feeling on your face as it is struck by the first rays of the sun (i.e. facing East)”. This Aboriginal owned art centre was established in 1975 and supports the Yolngu people of Yirrkala and more than 20 homelands in region. The Yolngu artists from this...

read more

Culture College Arnhem Land

Culture College is an Arnhem Land-based Indigenous cultural and outdoor education immersion program tailored for secondary school students and their parents (optional) designed to simultaneously educate and inspire our ‘leaders of tomorrow’ and to invigorate the local homeland economies in the Northern Territory of Australia. 7 to 10 day standard programs with duration and activity...

read more

Gayngaru Walking Trail (Town Lagoon)

Gayngaru Walking Trail (Town Lagoon) is minutes from Nhulunbuy town centre. This tranquil wetland has abundant wildlife and tall strands of paperbarks. Gayngaru was once a popular and fertile hunting area for Yolngu and today the cultural significance of the area remains. The Gayngaru lagoon provided an important source of freshwater and food. The men hunted the gurrumatji (magpie geese) and...

read more

Gapuwiyak Culture & Arts

  Gapuwiyak Culture & Arts Centre is located in the stunning, remote community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella, located 120km west of East Arnhem Land. The Art Centre sell locally produced art work and house their own collection. Their Media center has a growing archive of old and new media relevant for the community . Artists get support through the use of tools,...

read more

Roy Marika Lookout

The Roy Marika Lookout is located at the summit of Nhulun,  the hill from which the town takes its name. Enjoy panoramic views of the lagoon wetlands, birdlife, Gove Harbour, extensive coastline, the town centre and the mine. Interpretative signage a brief history of the region and tells the story of the creation ancestor that once walkabout through this land, and how the Yolgnu now manage...

read more

Milingimbi Art & Culture Centre

The Milingimbi Art & Culture Centre is located on an island community off the coast of East Arnhem Land, 206km west of Nhulunbuy with a population of around 1,000. Milingimbi Arts supports the long tradition of creative and cultural works including bark paintings, carvings and weaving. Many of Milingimbi’s artists both past and present are represented in collections...

read more

Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre (Groote Eylandt)

Anindilyakwa Arts & Cultural Centre was established in 2005 by the Anindilyakwa Land Council to help local artists promote and sell their artwork. The art centre is located at the Groote Eylandt Lodge (Dugong Beach Resort). Groote Eylandt is a small island south-west of Nhulunbuy township and is on aboriginal reserve land. Groote Eylandt Lodge is working with the Anindilyakwa people, to...

read more

Elcho Island Arts

Elcho Island Arts is an Aboriginal community-owned art centre in Galiwinku, 150 km north-west of Nhulunbuy. The community’s artists produce a wide range of traditional craft and fine artworks, utilising materials collected from surrounding bushland and beaches, continuing a tradition of many thousands of years. The island is also the home of musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Chooky...

read more

World War II Historic Sites

Numerous allied Air Force bases were established across the Arnhem region during World War II and many of the communities are within easy access of the old air strips, bunkers and the wrecks of aircraft that were shot down during the war. During World War II, the Gove Peninsula was a key in the defence of northern Australia. Three operational air squadrons were based here: 83 Squadron –...

read more