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Bawaka is a small Yolŋu homeland located 55 kilometres, approximately a one  hour drive from Nhulunbuy.

The Bawaka homeland is situated on the East coast of East Arnhem Land with spectacular beaches and views looking out into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Bawaka homeland is home to one of Australia’s most famous crocodiles, Nike, as well as the picturesque Lonely Beach.

To explore Bawaka homeland and experience Yolŋu culture, book a guided tour with Lirrwi Tourism.

Great Divide Tours

Great Divide Tours have over 10 years’ experience running 4WD tagalong tours into East Arnhem Land and, with special permission from traditional owners, will take you to places that most people never get to visit. Drive the Central Arnhem Road to the remote mining town of Nhulunbuy and visit the Aboriginal homelands Baniyala, Bukudal and Bawaka (depending on weather conditions and cultural matters). Nhulunbuy has some of the most remarkable natural sites in the country, unknown to most Austra...

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Lirrwi Tourism

Lirrwi Tourism is a Yolŋu owned and operated company that operates day tours and multi-day tours in East Arnhem Land. The tours are designed to provide visitors with an insight into Yolŋu life by spending time in traditional homelands, and sharing culture, stories and knowledge. Lirrwi offers a range of tours to suit different travellers and itineraries. The one-day itineraries on the Gove Peninsula and at Bawaka homeland provide you with an opportunity to learn about Yolŋu kinship systems a...

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