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Ramingining

Ramingining is a Yolŋu community of approximately 900 people located 435 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy, approximately an eight hour drive.

The Ramingining community was established in the 1970s with the arrival of missionaries.

The Ramingining community is located on the edge of the heritage listed Arafura Wetlands and is home to one of Australia’s most significant art centres, Bula’bula Arts.

A permit is required from the Northern Land Council to visit this community.  

Bula’bula Arts

Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation is situated in the remote community of Ramingining in East Arnhem Land, 435 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy by road. Ramingining is surrounded by the Arafura wetlands, which has been placed on the Australian National Heritage list and is managed using traditional land management practices. Bula’bula Arts is a Yolŋu owned, not for profit organisation with its core objective being to preserve and foster Yolŋu culture. Bula’bula Arts represents rough...

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Dhipirri Barra and Sportfishing Lodge

Dhipirri Barra and Sportfishing Lodge offers a high-quality fishing experience in the remote expanse of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Dhipirri provides anglers with all levels of experience with a once in a lifetime opportunity to chase the mighty barramundi as well as a wide range of pelagics, all within close proximity to the Lodge. Dhipirri Lodge is located approximately 350 kilometres north-east of Darwin, with Milingimbi and Ramingining the nearest local communities. The Lodge’s...

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Dinybulu Lodge

Dinybulu Lodge is a small comfortable facility of three rooms located in the trade precinct of Ramingining. Available rooms are either twin share or queen size, with ensuites and linen provided. Shared laundry and kitchen facilitates are also available. The rooms are maintained by local Yolŋu employees, providing jobs for the local community.

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Mona Lodge

Mona Lodge is a three bedroom house available for visitors to book when staying in the vibrant community of Ramingining, the lodge is owned by Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation. Mona Lodge is freshly renovated to include artworks and fabrics from significant Ramingining artists, as well as a small library. It has fully equipped shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities, and linen and towels are provided.

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Ramingining Contractors Quarters

The Ramingining Contractors Quarters has two separate blocks available for your accommodation needs and is a short two minute walk to the Ramingining Council Office, ALPA shop and medical clinic. Block 1, or the ‘Old Block’ as it is known locally, offers air-conditioned twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The communal kitchen has two stoves and two full sized fridges with all utensils, microwave, toaster and kettle. There is also a great dining area, lounge area with a television an...

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Frequently asked questions

What is the population of Ramingining?

The population of Ramingining is approximately 900 people. 

How to get to Ramingining?

Ramingining is approximately an 8 hour drive from Nhulunbuy. Alternatively, scheduled flights are available from Nhulunbuy, Milingimbi and Darwin. 

Where to stay in Ramingining?

There are three accommodation options available in Ramingining. Dinybulu Lodge, Mona Lodge or the Ramingining Contractors Quarters.