Macassan Beach - NT



DEG: -12.33105 136.934204
DMS: 12º 19' 51.78" S 136º 56' 3.13" E
UTM: 53 L 8636081mN 710332mE
Altitude: 20m


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East Arnhem NT 0822
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Garanhan/Macassan Beach ?is a long, wide beach of white sand which contrasts with the rough-textured shelves of laterite that run parallel to the general line of the coast.

A narrow, dense strip of retja (monsoon coastal vine forest) overlies the rockshelf and a short walk behind the sandhills leads to a paperbark swamp. There are good shady picnic and camping spots under the casuarinas behind the rockshelf.

South of the sandy beach behind the rock shelf is Wurrwurrwuy, where a Yolngu record of the annual visits of the Macassan traders is recorded as stone pictures. Here visitors can walk among the stone pictures and learn a little about the history of Yolngu contact with Macassans over hundreds of years.
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Closest Weather Station

Gove Airport at 23/02:00am CST
Distance from Macassan Beach 13.89km NW
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Closest Climatic Station

Gove Airport
Distance from Macassan Beach 13.89km NW
Mean Max. °C32.031.531.230.829.828.327.728.630.331.733.132.9
Mean Min. °C24.724.523.923.222.621.
Mean Rain mm272.1278.7278.8226.289.830.818.45.55.811.444.4181.2

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