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    Eastern Arnhem Land and Nhulunbuy - anyone got any tips on visiting this area?

    Am heading up to poke around in Eastern Arnhem Land for a few weeks next April/May (or whenever the wet season decides we can visit). Just starting the research and trying to get a grip on the various permits needed, but does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to get a good look around the country.

    Might tow the tinnie up with me, not sure yet.
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    Guess not.

    Best I go and have a look and come back and tell you lot about it then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    Guess not.

    Best I go and have a look and come back and tell you lot about it then...
    Sorry couldn't help with the question BUT I'm looking forwards to trip report. Enjoy and take care.
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    mate you can go to boorooloola and if there the sailing club i think it is called is worth a visit north of town, used to be free camping when i was there, then you can go up the coast to ngukurr then onto the road to gove, roads are a bit rough but doable, some epic fishing spots as you go up. not sure about permits now but as i worked for telstra back then we just had blanket permits, accomodation of any type is expensive in gove along with everything else.
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    Thanks Stropp, I've been to the King Ash Bay fishing club a few times now. I stopped in whilst enroute to the Limen NP Lost Cities in Sept too. It is now a 'less attractive' type of destination in my books. Was packed out with caravans, like the new version of 'Karumba'.

    Advice I've received is that the Central Arnhem Road is the best way in and it takes a couple of days to get there. Permits and getting there, I think I have sorted. I'll just do some more research regarding the best sites to visit and where to stay etc.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Word of warning re alcohol consumption.
    As soon as you get to the, I think it is the dept of gaming, and get an alcohol permit.

    You have to nominate where you will be and carry it with you.

    Fine for drinking without a permit is total and permanent confiscation of vehicle and every thing connected to it. No questions asked.

    I was up there last year and the guy allocating the permits told me of two guys that had their vehicles and attached fishing boats taken, never to be returned.

    He also warned me that once out of the Nhulunnuy area and permit coverage, if you break down, don't even think of cracking open a tinny while u wait for help.

    The place to get the permits is up near the school from memory.


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    I think you can book them ahead too now. Beer and Wine, no spirits and designate your consumption location (ie. camp site).

    Or just go to the hotel for a coldie.

    Thanks for the tip. This is one permit we don't want to get wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    I think you can book them ahead too now. Beer and Wine, no spirits and designate your consumption location (ie. camp site).

    Or just go to the hotel for a coldie.

    Thanks for the tip. This is one permit we don't want to get wrong...
    Nope,
    Pretty sure it is something that you have to do there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    I think you can book them ahead too now. Beer and Wine, no spirits and designate your consumption location (ie. camp site).

    Or just go to the hotel for a coldie.

    Thanks for the tip. This is one permit we don't want to get wrong...
    We stayed at the camping area within Gove. It is a licensed area so I do not believe you need a permit whilst you are within the confines of this area.


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