There are a number of Indigenous groups in this region, including the Burarra people
whose land is the central north Arnhem Land. The Kunibídji people are from the
North Central Arnhem Land. Other groups include the Dangbon and the Nakara
The Aboriginal people in the East Arnhem Land area (including the Gove
Peninsula) area call themselves Yolngu. The rich diversity of culture in this
area is reflected by the large number of different clan groups and some 40 clan
languages in the north-east Arnhem Land alone.
This region means many things to many people, and provides a unique
destination for a real territory adventure. With tourists flying in or visiting
on a four-wheel drive tour, there is also the option to experience your own
four-wheel drive adventure (April to September only). You will of course need to
apply to the Northern Land Council for a permit (allow two weeks for
processing). They will also be able to advise of the best places to camp.
The region was named by Matthew Flinders after the Dutch ship ‘Arnhem’.
Territory Travel - Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Land - Traditional Land Owners
CIn addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.