This immense undisturbed swathe of land blessed with wild coastlines, monsoon rainforests and soaring escarpments is bound by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
One of Australia’s most powerful cultural sites is at Mount Borradaile where thousands of rock paintings chronicle everyday Aboriginal beliefs: the Rainbow Serpent painting found here is one of the most potent spiritual symbols of Aboriginal Dreamtime.
Another area rich in art is the remote Oenpelli region at Injalak Hill where you can see Aboriginal artists at work.
Wildlife and visiting
Wildlife abounds, with colourful jacana (Jesus-bird) walking daintily on the lily pads in billabongs, goannas and frill-necked lizards. Access to Arnhem Land is restricted by decree of the traditional landowners and only selected guides who have earned their trust may bring visitors.
Suggested itinerary featuring Arnhem Land
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Arnhem Land, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Arnhem Land
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Photos of Arnhem Land
Accommodation choices for Arnhem Land
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Arnhem Land. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.