Nhulunbuy

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 19:59
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Heading to Nhulunbuy in April. Any one on here got any trek notes?
Many thanks in advance ??
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Reply By: Al-one - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 20:15

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 20:15
For the most update information join the Central Arnhem Road facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1685360208416674/

There is another facebook group which is also helpful called East Arnhem land Travel Information.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastarnhemland/
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 09:02

Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 09:02
What trek notes do you need?

Can you read a good paper map?

It is a straight forward drive, very well signposted.

You must be aware of your fuel requirements, as there are only 2 places where you can officially buy fuel……..one being a community that was not open when we did it.

You will require a transit permit, which is free from the Northern Lands Council.

You will need to have accomodation when you arrive there and when you arrive InNhulunbuy, you are then required to get another set of permits to stay and visit all the sites in the area from the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.

What other information do you need, other that good old fashioned research?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Thursday, Feb 08, 2024 at 07:34

Thursday, Feb 08, 2024 at 07:34
Agree with the Dhimurru sites especially Memorial Park which is inland and only one site. You would have the whole place to yourself. Great for 2-3 days.
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 09:33

Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 09:33
This also will give you an idea on the drive…The drive on the Central Arnhem Highway

And this is what you can see when you arrive InNhulunbuy.Things to see and do when you arrive in Nhulunbuy
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 14:34

Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 14:34
I was going to suggest Stephen's notes on the drive as a very good start. :)

Check accommodation / camping , as it is usually booked well ahead.

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Follow Up By: Al-one - Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 21:00

Monday, Feb 05, 2024 at 21:00
I don't know if it was in Stephen's notes but you can now stay at the Gove Boat Club. The have setup a small caravan park right on the waterfront with their own boat ramp. In my opinion much more desirable than the Walkabout one. It's very popular and you must book early.
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Follow Up By: cruiserkids - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:12

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:12
Thank you ?? Yes, we will stay at the Boat club. Many thanks ??
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:51

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:51
Hope you have booked in? We wanted to go back there last year but the Boat House was fully booked for the whole season
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Follow Up By: Al-one - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 17:56

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 17:56
Yes we got in by leaving our name down for a cancellation and being ready to travel when the vacancy came up. Fortunately they gave us about 12 days notice.
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Reply By: Iano - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 00:20

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 00:20
For trekking, make sure to check out the trails in Garanhanbuwang, especially the coastal ones.
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Reply By: Rob A1 (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 18:22

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 at 18:22
To get there you will also need permits to drive & carry alcohol along the Central Arnhem Highway, camping approvals and the like. Just search for Permits to visit East Arnhem Land and you will find a very helpful website. Gove Boat Club is, excellent but you will need to book months ahead as it's extremely popular.

Don't take the drive in casually it can be extremely rough for many kilometres at a time requiring reasonably low tyre pressures. As well break your journey at the Dimarou Store on the way in and out as a suggestion. This venue also requires bookings well in advance.

With the extensive wet season they are having I would expect a slow trip in and out.

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Reply By: Member - peter g28 - Thursday, Feb 08, 2024 at 20:22

Thursday, Feb 08, 2024 at 20:22
April is at the tail of the wet season..so I would do a finial check with some of the locals at the Beswick Gates before you set off..because a decent dump of rain along the track can make for some pretty funky driving.
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