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The most Instagrammable spots in East Arnhem Land

In the age of social media, if it's not going to be a hit on the 'Gram, is it even worth going? East Arnhem Land is a treasure trove of Insta-worth locations, so we are here to help you narrow down the list to those that will get those likes rolling in, and give you memories to take away that will last a lifetime.

1. Lonely Beach

Arguably the most iconic site in East Arnhem Land, Lonely Beach is a must-do for the avid Instagrammer. Where two azure beaches meet at a rocky island, this spot is spectacular from every angle. The waters here are teaming with marine life, and the vantage point from the top of the dunes offers a perfect location to spot from. Lonely Beach is a highlight on the Lirrwi Tourism Bawaka day tour. Get in touch with them today to and get ready to be snap happy!

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Lonely Beach | Image source: Tourism NT and Kyle Hunter

2. East Arnhem Land from the air

The only way to truly experience the diversity of the East Arnhem Land landscape is from the air. From the turquoise blue oceans meeting the bauxite red land, estuaries snaking their way towards the sea and flood plains teeming with wildlife, East Arnhem Land from the air is a photographer's dream. We have a range of charter companies who can customise scenic tours to your interests, and have you walking away with photos so great, you won't be able to choose which one to post!

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Image source: Air Arnhem

3. Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem)

Wanuwuy (Cape Arnhem) is easily one of East Arnhem Land's most Instagrammable spots. With absolute beachfront camping boasting views over white sandy beaches into some of the clearest water you have ever seen, you'll never want to leave! With rich red bauxite shelves jutting into the ocean, impressive cliff faces to view sunsets from, and some adventurous sand driving thrown in, Cape Arnhem will deliver those stunning holiday snaps at every turn.

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Cape Arnhem

4. Here fishy fishy

There are few things that will make your friends more envious than a picture of you with the catch of your life. With some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere, East Arnhem Land offers so many opportunities to catch that perfect fish, and capture that perfect trophy shot with a backdrop of crystal clear waters as far as the eye can see. Head out with one of our fantastic fishing tour operators, or skipper yourself on a rental boat, and you're bound to have a good time!

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Dhipirri Barra Lodge | Image source: Tourism NT and Shaana McNaught

5. Wathawuy (Latram River and Goanna Lagoon)

Goanna Lagoon has it all – snap those classic Northern Territory shots on the deep red access road framed by lush native bushland, capture the beauty of small waterfalls and flowing rivers at the recreational area, relax into a natural clay face and body mask in the deep swimming hole or get that perfect video of you nailing a water crossing. With both day use and camping areas, Goanna is the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors and nail those inland waterway shots for the 'Gram.

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Goanna Lagoon

6. Dhamitjinya (East Woody Island)

No Instagrammable spot list is complete with the ultimate sunrise and sunset shot. In East Arnhem Land, we challenge you to find anywhere better than East Woody Island. Featuring a boulder island surrounded by water, you can get those uninterrupted sunset snaps from the edge of Australia. East Woody Island is one of the few places in the world that you can watch the sun rise and sun set from the same location, and what a show it is. With easy access from Nhulunbuy township, this is minimal effort for maximum likes when it comes to those amazing photos. 

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East Woody Island | Image source: Tourism NT and Hayley Anderson
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