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Nhulunbuy

Nhulunbuy is located on the Gove Peninsula, approximately a nine hour drive from Katherine via the Central Arnhem Road, and is the largest town in East Arnhem Land. Established in the 1960s to service a bauxite mine on the Peninsula, Nhulunbuy has since grown to become the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory with a population of approximately 3300.

Nhulunbuy operates as a service and business hub for East Arnhem Land and is a vibrant community with a high standard of services.

Base yourself in Nhulunbuy for an East Arnhem Land adventure with close access to a wide range of recreational areas, fishing charters, cultural experiences and accommodation.

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6A Isal Street

The East Arnhem Real Estate holiday home located at 6A Isal Street in Nhulunbuy is a large pet friendly home situated in a quiet area. This fully furnished, short term rental is within a ten minute walk from local cafes and shops. Free wifi is provided and the home boasts a large back yard and is close to parks and play grounds. This home offers all the modern conveniences you would expect in your home away from home, letting you live like a local while enjoying all that the region has to offer...

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Dhamitjinya (East Woody Island)

Dhamitjinya (East Woody Island) is located just four kilometres from Nhulunbuy with easy access via a sealed road. The squeaky white sands of Galuru (East Woody Beach) are met by clear azure waters where you will often find shallow wading pools at low tide. The walk over to Dhamitjinya will take you about 10 minutes along a sandspit where you can walk up the rocks to take in a breathtaking 360 degree view of Melville Bay and the coastline behind you. Access to the island can sometimes be affect...

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Baṉambarrŋa (Rainbow Cliffs)

Baṉambarrŋa (Rainbow Cliffs) is a short 10 kilometre or 20 minute drive from Nhulunbuy with the turn off located on the way to Gove Airport. Once you have turned off the main road the track in to the recreational area is a well maintained dirt road with a small creek crossing. Baṉambarrŋa is a sheer section of coastline where the exposed and weathered rock profile produces a striking colourful effect on the cliff face as it plunges over 40 meters into the sea, giving it the nick name Rainbow Cl...

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6B Isal Street

The East Arnhem Real Estate holiday home located at 6B Isal Street in Nhulunbuy is a large pet friendly home situated in a quiet area. This fully furnished, short term rental is within a ten minute walk from local cafes and shops. Free wifi is provided and the home boasts a large backyard and is close to parks and play grounds. This home offers all the modern conveniences you would expect in your home away from home, letting you live like a local while enjoying all that the region has to offer....

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Nomad Fishing Tours

Nomad Fishing Tours offers half day or full day charters leaving from Nhulunbuy or Bremer Island. Climb aboard and get to see for yourself why the meeting of the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Arafura Sea is one of the world’s top fishing destinations. No experience? No worries - Nomad Fishing Charters caters to all skill and experience levels. You are supplied with fishing tackle, bottled water, bait, ice and sunscreen. And you are welcome to bring your own fishing gear. Many guests stay at Banu...

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Dhimurru Short Stay Accommodation

Dhimurru Short Stay Accommodation is located in Nhulunbuy on the corner of Wuyal Road and Arnhem Road, only a couple of kilometres from the town centre. This facility has three separate lockable rooms available, one double room and two twin rooms. There are shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities and all linen is supplied.

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The Refinery Cafe

A rustic charm in the heart of East Arnhem Land, the Refinery Cafe prides itself on their healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch menu & excellent coffee. The Refinery Café is located in the Captain Cook Shopping Centre next to the Post Office, just a two minute drive from Nhulunbuy town centre. The café is the place to be on any given morning of the week. Their quirky outdoor setting provides a comfortable place for friends and families to catch up and enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. Op...

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Peninsula Bakery and Café

The Peninsula Bakery and Café is a locally owned and run bakery based in Nhulunbuy offering dine in or take away options. They provide fresh, locally made bread, pies and pastries, great coffee, an extensive range of cold drinks plus a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. The Peninsula Bakery and Café also offers catering for functions, corporate events, training sessions or conferences. Opening hours Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday: closed

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Wildcard Luxury Cruises

East Arnhem Land and the remote Wessel Islands may be just a dot on the Australian map, but the Wildcard family have spent over 40 years exploring this pristine area, which is rich in Yolŋu culture and past exploratory history, seafood abounds and the fishing is unparalleled. Come and experience the wild and untamed scenery of East Arnhem Land in complete luxury. Guests and groups will enjoy a bespoke adventure with all meals, light beverages, accommodation, permits and use of fishing and adven...

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Propellerz Coffee and Cream

Propellerz Coffee & Cream is a mobile espresso café serving an amazing coffee experience and homemade treats in Nhulunbuy. Using coffee beans from local roaster, Arnhem Coffee Roasters, you can be guaranteed to have a quality coffee. Located at Malpi park, adjacent to the Gove Hospital from Tuesday to Friday mornings, Propellerz sells a delectable selection of cakes, slices, sandwiches and other warm foods. If you’re lucky enough to be in town when the Nhulunbuy Community Markets are on, ...

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Roaming Flames Pizza

Roaming Flames Pizza is a mobile wood fired pizza truck servicing the pizza addicts of Nhulunbuy. You can often find them serving up pizzas on a Friday night at the Lions Park on Banyan Road in Nhulunbuy. Roaming Flames Pizza also frequents local community events such as the Nhulunbuy Community Markets and sporting events. Their delicious range of thin and crispy pizzas and the fantastic taste will have you coming back for more!

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Gayŋaru Wetlands (Town Lagoon)

Gayŋaru Wetlands (Town Lagoon) is a tranquil wetland winding through stunning paperbark forests with an abundance of native wildlife. Sightings of native birds include the northern fantail, blue-faced honeyeater, white-bellied cuckoo-shrike and the brown falcon and if you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a crocodile or barramundi! Gayŋaru was once a popular and fertile hunting area for Yolŋu and today the cultural significance of the area remains. The lagoon provided an important sou...

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Gove Peninsula Motel

Gove Peninsula Motel is located in Nhulunbuy only minutes from the town centre and just a ten minute drive from the Gove Airport. This peaceful motel is set back from the road and offers bright, clean and spacious guest rooms set in a lush tropical landscape. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette and outside seating area. The Gove Peninsula Motel has an in-ground salt water pool and a portable barbecue which you can use either outside your room or by the pool.

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R & G Charters

R&G Charters prides themselves on providing the best fishing experience for their guests. Whether a first-timer or a pro, R & G Charters are committed to providing the best customer service, local knowledge, and quality catering to make your next fishing charter a memory to last a lifetime. No trip to Nhulunbuy is complete without getting on the world’s most beautiful harbour. R&G Charters will take you in a small group or private charter to the best fishing spots on the Gove Penins...

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Roy Marika Lookout

The Roy Marika Lookout is located at the summit of Nhulun (Mount Saunders), a sacred site of great significance to Yolŋu, and is the hill from which the Nhulunbuy township gets its name. The lookout is located on Wuyal Road and is easy to access with a sealed road taking you to the base of the lookout, and a short set of stairs to get to the top. You can also follow the Nhulunbuy Walk Trail Network Nhulun Walk from Nhulunbuy town centre to the Roy Marika Lookout for a four kilometre round t...

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Banubanu Beach Retreat

Banubanu Beach Retreat offers an escape from the hustle of modern life. The eco resort is nestled in the north east coves of Bremer Island (known to the locals as Dhambaliya), in Yolŋu Sea Country. Guests here will enjoy the space and freedom of finding their own island paradise. Banubanu Beach Retreat is just a 15 minute charter flight from Gove Airport or approximately an hour boat transfer. Banubanu is an eco-sensitive beach retreat built in partnership with Yolŋu traditional owners to ...

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Gove Country Golf Club

Gove Country Golf Club, also known as Australia's Top Golf Course due its location as the most northerly course in Australia, is a picturesque course located just four kilometres from Nhulunbuy town centre and only 400 metres from Middle Beach.    The Gove Country Golf Club course is a 9 hole all grass course with alternate tee positions to make up a Par 72 (ACR 71) course of 6110 metres. The club was established in 1970 and its new premises were opened in December 2005...

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Munch and Crunch Café

Munch and Crunch Café is located in Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy. Offering a dine in or takeaway experience, you can choose from a large range of cuisines including pizza, burgers, fried chicken and much more. Situated between Woolworths and Westpac bank, their location is a convenient place to stop for a bite to eat when in Nhulunbuy. Opening hours Monday to Thursday: 7am to 4pm Friday and Saturdays: 7am to 8pm Sundays: closed 

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20 Pera Circuit

The East Arnhem Real Estate holiday home located at 20 Pera Circuit in Nhulunbuy is a large pet friendly home situated in a quiet area. This holiday home features a large open plan living and dining area furnished with quality Balinese furniture. The home has three spacious bedrooms, two with king beds and one with a double bed, and the main room features an en suite.  This home offers all the modern conveniences you would expect in your home away from home, letting you live like a lo...

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Latitude 12

Suitably named after Nhulunbuy’s geographical location, Latitude 12 Restaurant has great service and even better food. Nestled within the Walkabout Lodge, this classy dining experience remains comfortable and relaxing. With a regularly updated, eclectic menu, you can’t go wrong at Latitude 12 with a poolside meal in its outdoor dining area, or in the air conditioned comfort of the main dining area. Whether you’re in need of a celebratory night with your mates or a meal that the whole fami...

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Wallaby Beach Workers Camp

Wallaby Beach Workers Camp is located at Wallaby Beach, 10 kilometres from Nhulunbuy or only a 10 minute drive. This accommodation offers fully furnished single rooms with a private bathroom and access to a communal kitchen, a large laundry area, and is located beside the beautiful Wallaby Beach.

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Gadalathami (Town Beach)

Gadalathami (Town Beach) is the closest beach to Nhulunbuy and is located on the eastern side of the town looking out into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gadalathami is a three kilometre stretch of white sand and makes for a pleasant afternoon walk to watch the sunset. You can access the beach via the Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club carpark or there is a beach access walkway located between the Gove Aquatic Centre and the Walkabout Lodge and Tavern in Nhulunbuy. Gadalathami is the site of the Gov...

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Wirrwawuy (Cape Wirrawoi)

Wirrwawuy (Cape Wirrawoi) is located just five kilometres from Nhulunbuy with easy access via a sealed road. This area is popular for anglers to try their luck fishing in the afternoon or to see families and friends enjoying the outdoors with an afternoon beach stroll or bonfire. On the eastern side of the beach near the point you can walk up the sand dunes to get a higher viewpoint and one of the best seats in Nhulunbuy to take in a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

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Air Arnhem

Whether you are in East Arnhem Land for business or pleasure we would be delighted to show you the unique wonders of our home. Our tourism flights include a Gove Scenic Flight, the opportunity to visit remote art centres, or to enjoy a flight tailored specifically for you.

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Kamayan Café

Kamayan Café, located in Nhulunbuy’s town centre, offers fresh and healthy food with a modern approach. You can opt for takeaway or dine in on their outdoor seated area.   Specialising in delicious Southeast Asian cuisine, Kamayan Café will tempt your tastebuds with something new. The café also offers a range of other cuisines from Vietnamese rice paper rolls, a fresh sandwich and salad bar to crispy fish and chips. Opening hours Monday to Saturday: 7am to 4pm Sunday: closed  ...

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Walkabout Tavern

The Walkabout Tavern is situated in the centre of Nhulunbuy and features a sports bar, bistro, Thirsty Camel bottleshop and is the home of Nhulunbuy’s nightclub come the weekend. It is here you can enjoy a drink or two with a welcoming local vibe and great company. The Walkabout Tavern has two bars. The Nhulun Bar is the public bar and the Flinders Bar and Bistro is where you can enjoy a delicious classic pub meal. Both bars are connected to the comfortable shaded Beer Garden. The venue's ...

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Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club

The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club was established in 1974 and you can often see club volunteers patrolling Gadalathami (Town Beach) on the weekends between the months of May and October. On Friday nights at the ‘Surfy’ you can purchase drinks from their licensed bar or enjoy a delicious burger from local volunteer clubs who take it in turns to cook up a storm on the outdoor kitchen. The clubhouse is located on grassy bluffs at the very southern end of the beach, where it offers spectacular...

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Outback Spirit

Outback Spirit is Australia’s leading small group outback tour operator. They conduct the largest and most diverse range of premium outback expeditions in Australia with tours exploring Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Cape York, Central Australia, Queensland and the Canning Stock Route to name just a few. Outback Spirit offers an exclusive and luxurious 13 day wilderness journey through Arnhem Land. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime and experience Arnhem Land’s ancient Indigenous cult...

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Manyimi Campgrounds

On the grounds of the Gove Boat Club is the Manyimi Campground. This absolute beachfront campground offers a quiet retreat when exploring the region and boasts amazing coastal views. Manyimi Campground is short 15 minute drive into Nhulunbuy and is right next door to the Gove Boat Club and The Waterfront Kitchen where you can enjoy a delicious meal and ice cold drink while watching the sun go down in paradise.   The campgrounds feature lush green lawns and are ideally situated with direct ...

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Dharrpamiwuy (Middle Beach)

Dharrpamiwuy (Middle Beach) is located just five kilometres from Nhulunbuy via a sealed road and is at the end of the intersection leading to either Galuru (East Woody Beach) or Wirrwawuy (Cape Wirrawoi). This beach features a lovely wide stretch of white sand and plenty of shade from the several casuarina trees scattered about, making it the perfect spot to sit and take in your surrounds. If you are lucky you may even find one of the local food trucks parked up here serving the likes of fresh f...

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Gove Pizza and Cafe

Gove Pizza and Cafe, located in Nhlulunbuy’s town centre, have you covered for all your pizza cravings! Offering an extensive pizza menu using homemade bases, you can dine in or takeaway. Gove Pizza and Cafe also offers a range of other menu items including delicious burgers, sweets and coffee. Opening hours Monday to Sunday: 4-9pm

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Australian Sportsfishing Charters

Australian Sportsfishing Charters offer multi-day fishing charters in East Arnhem Land, providing you with an angling experience of a lifetime. The pristine areas in remote East Arnhem Land boast a number of fish species. While the barramundi fishing is exceptionally good in the estuaries, headlands and creeks, there is also the opportunity to catch fingermark, golden trevallys, mangrove jacks, estuary cod, salmon, barracuda and many more. The nearby Wessel or English Company Islands offer a spe...

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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 Australi...

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Walkabout Lodge

The Walkabout Lodge is a short five minute stroll to the shops and services in Nhulunbuy town centre and featuring comfortable hotel rooms. Highlights at this beachfront lodge include two restaurants, two bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool. The Walkabout Lodge provides guest accommodation and function facilities to cater for weddings, small to medium conferences and seminars, and other special events. Guests have access to all the Lodge’s facilities so you can enjoy a swim in...

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Bremer Island Cruises

Bremer Island Cruises operates from Gove Harbour and offers day tours to Bremer Island and sunset cruises around the Gove Harbour. Day tours A fast boat ride will take you to the beautiful Banubanu Beach Retreat on Bremer Island.  Meals and drinks can be purchased from the “Sea Breeze Restaurant and Pool Bar” at Banubanu. A perfect day for families and spirited travellers, and those that have an interest in a real Top End experience. Departure and arrival times from the Gove Harbour may ...

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