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Bäniyala

Bäniyala is a Yolŋu homeland of approximately 150 people located 210 kilometres, approximately a four hour drive from Nhulunbuy.

The Bäniyala community was re-established in the 1970s by traditional landowners. The Bäniyala community also played a pivotal role in Australia’s history when traditional owners led the way on the recognition of sea rights, with the successful Blue Mud Bay sea rights case. The Blue Mud Bay sea rights case recognised First Nations’ native title rights to the intertidal zone for the first time.

The Bäniyala community is situated on Blue Mud Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is home to the Bäniyala Garrangali Aboriginal Corporation’s Dholuwuy Campground and community accommodation.

A permit is required from the Northern Land Council to visit this homeland and to camp a permit is required from Bäniyala Garrangali Aboriginal Corporation.

Bäniyala Accommodation

The Bäniyala Accommodation is located in the heart of Bäniyala homeland and is operated by the Bäniyala Garrangali Aboriginal Corporation. The accommodation is located 210 kilometres, approximately a three hour drive from Nhulunbuy. Bäniyala Accommodation consists of serviced twin rooms with air conditioning and access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry and outdoor seating areas. You can book the accommodation online, and will need a permit for the Northern Land Council for your tr...

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Dholuwuy Campground

The Dholuwuy Campground is located on the shores of Blue Mud Bay near Bäniyala homeland and is operated by the Bäniyala Garrangali Aboriginal Corporation. The campground is located 210 kilometres, approximately a three hour drive from Nhulunbuy. The campsites offer direct beach access, fresh water, picnic tables, fire pits and a composting toilet. For those wishing to get out onto the water in a boat, this spot has a boat launching area on the beach near the campsites. You can book thes...

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