Guwatjurumurru Waterhole - NT

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DEG: -12.36346 136.710297
DMS: 12º 21' 48.45" S 136º 42' 37.07" E
UTM: 53 L 8632661mN 685953mE
Altitude: 15.85m


Address & Contact

Central Arnhem Rd
East Arnhem NT 0822
Phone: N/A


Guwatjurumurru (Giddy River) is approximately a 55 kilometre drive from Nhulunbuy. After turning off the Central Arnhem Road, the dirt track will take you over small creek crossings and through open bushland before arriving at the recreational areas.

The track provides access to the western side of the river where you can view the beautiful waterholes, small cascading waterfalls and mini gorges. The natural beauty here is spectacular with an area of the river re-entering into the main flow over a small cascade. Downstream there is a small but impressive waterfall running into a large open river section with stunning views from the closely located campsite.

Guwatjurumurru is one of the more secluded and peaceful options in the region to camp or spend a day. There are camping areas with picnic tables and fire pits located on both sides of the river and they are within walking distance to the water.

During the monsoonal season Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation will sometimes close the area to limit environmental damage to the track and recreational areas due to excess rain and vehicle traffic.

A Visitor Access Permit from Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation ( is required to visit this area . A Camping Permit from Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation is required if camping overnight. 4WD vehicle is required. Potable water is not available at this location. There is no phone reception at this location. Wildlife is known to frequent this location.

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Closest Weather Station

Gove Airport at 25/04:00am CST
Distance from Guwatjurumurru Waterhole 15.53km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Gove Airport
Distance from Guwatjurumurru Waterhole 15.53km NE
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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