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walks and Trails

One of the best ways to experience East Arnhem Land’s natural beauty is with your own two feet. Explore the never-ending variation in landscapes, from the pristine white sandy beaches to the tropics and wetlands of East Arnhem Land.

East Arnhem Land walking trails range in length and difficulty with something to suit all interests and ages. Wildlife encounters are common, and you'll have plenty of chances to spot endemic plants and animals along the way.

Banubanu Walking Trails

Banubanu Beach Retreat has four marked walking trails on Bremer Island ranging from one kilometre to five kilometres long. The trails take you through sand dunes and along the untouched beaches of the island, perfect for walking enthusiasts to enjoy during the cool parts of the day. There are several view points along the trails showcasing spectacular views of the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria. All the trails are marked, and start and finish at Banubanu Beach Retreat. You can read mo...

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Dhimurru Coastal Walking Trail

The Dhimurru Coastal Walking Trail is three short walks taking you between Binydjarrŋa (Daliwuy Bay), Garanhan (Macassan Beach), Ŋumuy (Turtle Beach) and Bariŋura (Little Bondi). To assist visitors to understand the richness and beauty of the Yolŋu world and enjoy Yolŋu country through learing, traditional owners have provided interpretative material along the route. Many ancient walking trails traverse the area, both inland and along the beaches, and while the The Dhimurru Coastal Walking Trail...

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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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