The Walkabout Lodge is a small resort on the Gove Peninsula in East Arnhem Land with absolute frontage to the Arafura Sea.
From your base at the Walkabout Lodge you can explore the unique landscape of East Arnhem Land, the magnificent fishing in the waters around the Gove Peninsula and experience first hand the traditional culture of the local Yolŋu people.
The Walkabout Lodge has a fully licensed restaurant, open everyday for lunch or dinner. Take advantage of our catered function facilities for your next business conference or special event. Begin your stay with us in style with a cocktail by the shaded resort swimming pool and then get ready for adventure. Our reception staff would be delighted to assist with tourist information.
The waters around Gove and the nearby islands have the reputation of being the best fishing in the world. A huge variety of game and reef fish frequent the many reefs, currents and estuaries. A day or overnight fishing charter is highly recommended.
Self drive or hire a four wheel drive vehicle from one of the local companies to explore superb remote beaches, inland waterways and untouched wilderness. Permits to transit the Central Arnhem Road can be obtained from the Northern Land Council, and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation issue permits to visit the local designated recreational areas. These permits allow you to visit the magnificent scenic areas around the Gove Peninsula. Alcohol restrictions apply is this region and a permit to consume alcohol outside a licenced premises or purchasing of takeaway alcohol must be obtained.
Visit the award winning Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre at Yirrkala featuring work by world renowned artists. Indigenous tourism in the region is developing with support from the East Arnhem Yolngu Tourism Hub. Spend a day in the life of these wonderful people and share their unique way of life, learn more about their art, customs and problems of living an ancient culture in a high-tech world.
Free tours are available every Friday to the nearby mine and alumina processing plant, including a visit to Nambara Indigenous Art Gallery - bookings are essential
Taxis service the town and nearby areas. There are local light aircraft available for chartered scenic flights.
The Walkabout Lodge features: ∙ newly refurbished, air-conditioned rooms with patio or balcony, many with views of the Arafura Sea
∙ ensuite facilities in all rooms
∙ microwaves available
∙ satellite TV
∙ iron, ironing boards & guest laundry
∙ photocopy and fax service
∙ fully licensed restaurant
∙ superb club bar with large screen plasma screen
∙ shaded resort pool plus an olympic size pool within 50m of the Lodge
∙ tropical landscaped gardens
∙ close to Tavern and Bottleshop
∙ town shuttle bus runs from Airport to Lodge
Nhulunbuy, the main town on the Gove Peninsula, has a population of around 3,500. It has all the major facilities expected in a modern mining town - shopping, banking, health and mechanical services and sporting and recreation clubs.
Gove Airport, 15km from the township, enjoys regular daily jet services from Cairns and Darwin with connections to Australian and International destinations.
A shuttle bus service runs from the Airport to the Lodge, meeting every flight.