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Nhulunbuy is located in the Top End of the Northern Territory by the Arafura Sea on the Gove Peninsula, southeast of Arnhem Land. Nhulunbuy is remote by any standards, with the Central Arnhem Road providing the only land link to Darwin and the Stuart Highway; however this region is prone to flooding and is usually cut off during the wet season. Nhulunbuy means 'honey man' in Yolngu language, but is also known as Gove. The Gove Peninsula was named by Europeans after Pilot Officer William Gove who died in World War II.

Known as an outdoor lover’s paradise Nhulunbuy is where locals enjoy fishing, sailing, bird watching and four wheel drive excursions to exquisite beaches and wilderness areas. The town has educational, health, social, sporting, cultural and shopping facilities for the people of the town and the very remote homeland communities of East Arnhem Land.

Serviced by daily domestic flights Nhulunbuy has many local attractions such as the Yirrkala Arts and Crafts Museum, Nambara Arts and Crafts Centre, and the annual Garma Festival, which all give a fascinating insight into the powerful traditional culture of the region’s Yolngu people.


Lanscape view of Nhulunbuy looking over the seaGeneral information on Nhulunbuy

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