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Arnhem Land Walk

Arnhem Land Walk

A 5-day Pack Free walk

Our 5-day pack free Arnhem Land guided walk explores the highlights of the Gove Peninsula, a vast wilderness area in the northeast corner of Australia’s Northern Territory, defined by rocky escarpments, gorges, rivers and waterfalls. It’s home to the traditional landowners, the Yolngu people. We’ll explore Nhulunbuy and culturally significant coastal locations in the region, as well as taking a 4WD adventure to Bawaka, 60km south of the community of Yirrkala, to get an insight into Yolŋu homeland life. Experience traditional spear fishing and crab hunting. We then enjoy a luxury island escape on the northernmost tip of beautiful Bremer Island. Banubanu Beach Retreat offers stunning, uncompromised views of pristine beaches, natural landscapes, and the alluring Arafura Sea.

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Pack Free Walking Experience

One of the biggest drawcards of this tour is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch each day!

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Walkabout Lodge

Located in in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land

Walkabout Lodge is a short walk from the beach in Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula. The Lodge features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden.

Comfortable, clean and peaceful lodge accommodation awaits you. All rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom and private outdoor space.

A continental breakfast is available daily at Walkabout Lodge.

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Banubanu Beach Retreat

Bremer Island in the pristine waters off Gove Peninsula in East Arnhem Land

Helen and Trevor the owners of Banubanu Beach Retreat will be your hosts for your two night stay and will share the history of Bremer Island.

The facilities are simple so that guests can appreciate beach living and being close to nature. Enjoy this unique remote island holiday destination.

There’s so much to do on Banubanu with sightseeing, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, fishing charters, kayaking, snorkelling, and of course plenty of beachside lounging.

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Gove Gululu Day Tour

Gululu – “Welcome to our Country”

Gululu – “Welcome to our Country”. Welcome to Yolŋu Country, region of Miwatj.

This one day tour of Nhulunbuy and surrounds, takes participants to a range of spectacular and culturally significant coastal locations in the East Arnhem Region.

The tour includes a visit to the Wurrwurrwuy stone pictures (fireplaces, fish traps, a Macassan canoe and house), constructed by Yolngu elders towards the end of the nineteenth century so that future generations would know the history of the Macassan visits to the area.

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Bawaka Yolŋu Day Tour

Full day tour to a Yolngu Homeland with a Yolngu guide

Enjoy a 4WD adventure to Bawaka, 60km south of the community of Yirrkala, to get an insight into Yolŋu homeland life. Experience traditional spear fishing and crab hunting. Learn about Moiety – Yirratja and Dhuwa (Kinship) and how this connects us to the land and to each other, one big Earth balanced. Hear about our seven seasons and see what the environment is telling us.

We’ll be picked up from our accommodation in Nhulunbuy and spend the full day with a Yolngu guide. A picnic lunch is provided as part of the tour and may be supplemented by seafood gathered on the day.

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Fishing charter

from Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island

During your stay at Banubanu Beach Retreat enjoy some fishing! The charter provides for every skill and experience level and supply fishing tackle, bottled water, bait and ice.

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Scenic Flight

from Bremer Island to Nhulunbuy Airport

On our last day we’ll get to experience East Arnhme Land by air on a scenic flight from Bremer Island to Nhulunbuy Airport.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are truly exceptional at what they do. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guide’s caring attitude and wonderful outgoing nature ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.

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Local Produce and wines

Included on your tour

Mealtime is a special time on tour. Not only does it provide the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers in a relaxed environment, but it also allows you to sample regional specialities.

Banubanu’s Seabreeze Restaurant is on an elevated Pavilion overlooking the azure blue waters of our Western Cove. From here you will not want to leave our endless deck or pool enjoying a heavenly sunset before indulging in innovative high-quality cuisine prepared by our onsite chef. The deck is also the perfect place to sit, relax and soak up the atmosphere of Arnhem Land.

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Personalised Tours

and personalised service

Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 12 people, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Genuinely all-inclusive with a COVID Booking Guarantee

We provide a genuinely all-inclusive experience. When you travel with us you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in your tour, such as meals, wine, activities, cruises.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Arnhem Land Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • Fully supported walk with no packs to carry
  • 2 nights accommodation at Walkabout Lodge
  • 2 nights accommodation at Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island
  • 4 breakfasts at the Lodge and Retreat
  • 4 delicious lunches
  • 4 dinners at the Lodge and Retreat
  • Australian wine with dinner
  • Professionally guided by local guides in Nhulunbuy and on Bremer Island
  • Transfers to and from Nhulunbuy Airport
  • Full day ‘Welcome to Country’ Gove Gululu tour
  • Full day Bawaka Yolŋu day tour
  • Half Day fishing charter on Bremer Island
  • Scenic Flight from Bremer Island to Nhulunbuy Airport

 

Day 1: Nhulunbuy - 'Welcome to Country' Gove Gululu tour
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SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: We suggest the Novotel Atrium Darwin ideally located on the esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour.

MEET TIME: 9am meet at Nhulunbuy Airport, East Arhnem Land, Gove Peninsula.

ITINERARY: Our journey begins at Nhulunbuy Airport in East Arhnem Land on the Gove Peninsula. We suggest staying the night prior to the tour at the Novotel Atrium Hotel in Darwin and getting the early morning Qantas/Air North flight (not included in the cost of the tour) from Darwin at 7:20am to Nhulunbuy Airport landing at 8:35am where you will meet your guides to enjoy a full day ‘Welcome to Country’ tour – Gove Gululu. Your Yolgnu guide will start the tour with a stop at the Roy Marika Lookout, located at the summit of Nhulun (Mount Saunders), a sacred site of great significance to Yolŋu people. We’ll visit culturally significant sites within the Dhimurru Recreation Area with an overview of Yolŋu culture and history provided by your Yolŋu guide. Later we will visit the world-renowned Aboriginal Art Centre – Buki-Larrnggay Mulka Centre. After this, and on the way to Macassan Beach, make a stop at a tree where the bark has been removed. Here your guide will explain the process of bark painting to you, and the other uses of the tree in bush medicine and daily life. Men will try their hands at spear-fishing or catching mud crabs. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a chance to taste fresh fish cooked on the fire depending on the success of the spear fishing. After lunch walk through the Maccassan’s stone sculptures with commentary by Yolngu guide. Explore Turtle Beach & Daliwuy Bay before transferring back to Nhulunbuy. Our accommodation for the next two nights is at Walkabout Lodge. In the evening we enjoy a hearty dinner at the restaurant served with wine and chat about the day’s adventures.

Day 2: Bawaka Yolŋu day tour
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ITINERARY: This morning after a heart breakfast we’ll be picked up from our accommodation and spend the full day with a Yolngu guide for a Bawaka Yolŋu tour. Enjoy a 4WD adventure to Bawaka, 60km south of the community of Yirrkala, to get an insight into Yolŋu homeland life. Experience traditional spear fishing and crab hunting. Learn about Moiety – Yirratja and Dhuwa (Kinship) and how this connects us to the land and to each other, one big Earth balanced. Hear about seven seasons and see what the environment is telling us. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch that may be supplemented by seafood gathered on the day. Later in the day we’ll head back to our accommodation at Walkabout Lodge. In the evening we’ll have dinner at the restaurant served with wine.

 

Day 3: Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island
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ITINERARY: After breakfast, we head off to Gove Harbour for our boat transfer to Bremer Island. We will be staying on the island at Banubanu Beach Retreat for the next two nights.  Helen and Trevor, the owners will be the hosts for our stay and will share the history of Bremer Island. The retreat has luxury eco-friendly accommodation and is run on solar and wind power, as well as using rain water tanks. Guests enjoy a private beach area, a bar and a restaurant, with beautifully prepared meals using fresh local produce. During our stay we’ll enjoy a variety of activities on offer at Banubanu with sightseeing, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, fishing charters, kayaking, snorkelling, and of course plenty of beachside lounging and a swimming pool with a view!  Tonight we’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience and an opportunity to encounter nesting sea turtles on the stunning beaches.

Day 4: Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island activities
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ITINERARY: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a choice of activities today on Bremer Island including some fishing! This morning we will charter a fishing boat that provides for every skill and experience level and supplies fishing tackle, bottled water, bait and ice.  Hopefully we’ll get to enjoy what we catch later! If fishing isn’t your thing enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, beachside lounging or relax by the pool and take in the beauty that surrounds you! Tonight we’ll enjoy another alfresco dining experience with a delicious dinner and wine.

Day 5: Scenic flight from Bremer Island to Nhulunbuy Airport
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ITINERARY: After breakfast and a leisurely morning we set off on a scenic flight from the island to Nhulunbuy Airport arriving at approximately midday.

FINISH TIME: Flight from Bremer Island to Nhulunbuy Airport arriving at approximately midday to connect with your outgoing flight to Darwin (flight from Nhulunbuy Airport to Darwin at clients own expense).

 

Tour Availability

We have one scheduled tour in August this year. This is the best time to travel as all  We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

 

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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures.

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).
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PRIVATE GROUPS
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Spot Special Price*……….. $?
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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS
Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra. Those wanting their own room at each accommodation will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking. Note at Litchfield where there is limited accommodation, single supplements will need to stay at alternative accommodation.
5 day walk Single Supplement Price: $?

COVID Booking Guarantee
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Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of the initial booking.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

Exclusive Private Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 10 or more subject to availability.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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