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Aboriginal Art and Culture

Join a tour to Injalak Hill or Mount Borradaile and be guided to witness some of the most stunning Aboriginal cultural sites in Australia. View galleries of ancient rock art paintings which depict the history of the clans and show elements of the Dreamtime.



Considered to be one of the finest fishing spots in the country, the waters around the Cobourg Peninsula abound with Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, queenfish and coral trout, whilst in the tidal creeks and estuaries barramundi, mangrove jack and threadfin salmon lie in wait to tempt the serious angler.

Historic Sites

Take the time to visit Kennedy Bay and Port Essington where, over 165 years ago, the British made an attempt to establish settlements. Explore the ruins at Fort Wellington (1827) and Victoria Settlement (1838) which met with failure –
the harsh conditions proving too much for those early settlers.


Wildlife Photography

For the keen photographer, the Cobourg Peninsula offers excellent opportunities to capture the true nature of this remote region. With an abundance of wildlife including buffalo, Timor ponies, wild boar, crocodiles and wallabies, and with an array of colourful birdlife, there is no better location in the Top End to capture that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ shot.


Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, The Cobourg Peninsula

Pronounced Gah-rig Goon-uk Bar-loo, is Northern Australia’s first flora and fauna protected reserve, and the surrounding Cobourg Marine Park, provide an ideal habitat for many thousands of waterfowl and other bird species.

The Cobourg Peninsula, remote and rugged, is fringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. The Peninsula, recognised as one of Australia’s most spectacular fishing locations, is accessible only by four-wheel drive from Oenpelli via Jabiru (it’s essential you report to the Ranger Station on arrival), or a 30 minute charter flight from Darwin.

The Peninsula is the perfect destination for hiking, birdwatching and plenty of opportunities to photograph this truly unique landscape.

A permit is required by visitors to stay overnight in the Park, whether you arrive by road, air or sea. To apply click here

Access by road to the Cobourg Peninsula is not possible during the wet season. The area can be accessed by private air charter or boat.

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