Garig Gunak Barlu National Park - NT

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -11.33127282 132.0501709
DMS: 11º 19' 52.58" S 132º 03' 0.62" E
UTM: 53 L 8745761mN 177982mE
Altitude: 56.72m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


181.64kms NorthEast of Darwin

Address & Contact

Cobourg NT
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Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, formerly known as Gurig National Park and Coburg Marine Park. The park includes the entire peninsula, the surrounding waters of the Arafura Sea and Van Diemen Gulf, as well as some of the neighbouring islands. So bring a boat, and enjoy all aspects of the park including the fishing.
The Park can be normally accessed by road (4WD only) during the dry season only (normally May - October). The Park can also be accessed by air charter, with an airstrip at Smith Point. However, it must be remembered that the airstrip is 2 km from the camp ground and no public transport is available. Alternative access is by sea - 150 nautical miles from Darwin, with coral reefs and a scenic anchorage. The best time to visit: August - October when the moderating east to south-east winds are normally prevalent.

Remember, permits are required and are available from:
Permit Officer Coburg Peninsula Sanctuary and Marine Park Board, PO BOX 496, Palmerston, NT 0831
Phone: 08 - 8999 4814 or 8999 4795 Hours 9 am to 4.20 pm
Fax: 08 - 8999 4524

2019 cost $232.10 for 5 nights camping

The park contains a camp ground with showers, compost toilets, BBQ's and tables. Water is limited and supplied from a bore, so ensure you bring your own water. Generators are permitted in camp ground No.2, but must be silenced and less than 65 decibel at 7 metres.

Adjacent to the Ranger Station is a cultural centre displaying the cultural history of the area. There are wetland walks, scenic views, and the ruins of Victoria Settlement (accessible by boat or commercial tour).
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Black Point
Distance from Garig Gunak Barlu National Park 22.16km NE
Mean Max. °C31.531.131.431.631.229.929.730.531.632.733.232.5
Mean Min. °C25.825.725.524.923.621.520.721.223.024.625.626.1
Mean Rain mm296.2277.2248.0106.336.

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