Arnhem Land, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia
Guide to Arnhem Land
- Getting to Arnhem Land
- When to visit
Arnhem Land is a vast, unspoiled wilderness area with deep ties to Australia’s Aboriginal peoples.
Arnhem Land is wild, spiritual and diverse. There are rugged coastlines, remote islands, lush rainforests, towering escarpments and savanna woodlands. A trip here will ignite your curiosity as you get to know the Traditional Custodians of Arnhem Land – the Yolngu people – on fishing expeditions, outback safaris and cultural tours.
The best way to experience Arnhem Land is on a multi-day guided tour. Your tour guide will have local knowledge of the region, and will ensure you have the necessary permits to explore this protected area. Visit the Northern Land Council for more information on permits.
Given Arnhem Land’s remote location, your tour may depart from a more accessible location such as Darwin or Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. Speak with your tour provider for details on your departure point.
Arnhem Land experiences a wet season and a dry season. For enjoyable weather with less humidity, visit during the dry season. If you're an adventurous traveller, consider visiting during the wet season, when nature is in full force and tropical storms move in. While some tours operate year-round, many close during the wet season.
- High season: Dry season (April to October)
- Low season: Wet season (November to March)