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Arnhem Land 2016

Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure 2016

Outback Spirit in 2015 will not be offering a tour to Arnhem Land. For all those who wanted to travel with us to Arnhem Land in 2015, we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.

We are, however, in the process of putting together a brand new tour that will travel all the way from Nhulunbuy (Gove) in the east of Arnhem Land through to Seven Spirit Bay on the Cobourg Peninsula in the west. The tour will include a whole raft of new activities ranging from a sensational air-boat adventure on the Arafura Swamp, a number of authentic Aboriginal cultural activities, boating on some of Arnhem Land’s pristine coastline and rarely seen rock art galleries just to mention a few. It will also feature two (2) brand new luxury safari camps at Ramingining* and Maningrida * and also the Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Resort located on the Cobourg Peninsula, recently purchased by Outback Spirit. It will be a ground breaking new tour and nothing of its kind has ever been available in Australia before.

* Pending approval from the Northern Land Council and Traditional Owners

The first step towards releasing this new tour has been taken with the recent purchase of the Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Resort situated in western Arnhem Land. The resort was closed earlier in 2014 and after months of negotiations we are delighted to announce that contracts have been exchanged and the official take over date will be during the first quarter of 2015.

The resort will remain closed for 2015 while we undertake a significant refurbishment program. Our intention is to upgrade the resort to one of the finest eco lodges in Australia. Part of the refurbishment will involve constructing en-suite bathrooms for each of the 24 ‘Habitats’. The interiors of the existing buildings will also be significantly upgraded with new bedding, furniture, cabinetry and lighting to give the accommodation a contemporary outback style.

Seven Spirit Bay will now be a key link in our new Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure for 2016. The tour will spend 3 nights at the resort in order to undertake a range of activities, including a number of boating excursions. The resort will be complemented by a fleet of state-of-the art boats which will be used for sightseeing and fishing.

Register your interest now!

Ph: 1800 688 222 or click here

If you've already registered your interest, you will receive an update about our new adventure in the next few weeks.

Itinerary: Nhulunbuy (Gove) to the Cobourg Peninsula

Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights

Group Size: 20 Passengers and 1 Driver/Guide

Cost: $9,995 per person twin share.
Single Supplement $1,295
Early Bird and Past Passenger discounts will be available.

Departures: Frequent departures from May to Sep 2016

A Preliminary List of Highlights

  • Travel through the wild and rugged Arnhem Land from East to West and immerse yourself in the world’s oldest surviving culture
  • Explore the spectacular Arafura Swamp on a half day airboat adventure. Take to the swamplands with Aboriginal guides and learn about this fascinating yet rarely seen wonder of northern Australia
  • Enjoy authentic Aboriginal cultural activities with knowledgeable local guides
  • Spend 4 nights in new 'state-of-the art' safari camps, similar to our camp over in the Kimberley on the Mitchell Plateau (Ngauwudu Safari Camp)
  • Spend 3 nights at the fully re-developed Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Resort on the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Discover the village of Nhulunbuy with 2 nights at the Walkabout Lodge
  • Visit Yirrkala Arts Centre in East Arnhem Land, where Aboriginal Land Rights began with the famous bark petition
  • Visit Maningrida and explore the surrounding stone country with exceptional Aboriginal guides. Also enjoy visits to their Arts Centre, Women’s Centre and local Museum
  • Spend 2 nights at the acclaimed Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris, Mount Borradaile
  • View ancient and rarely seen prehistoric rock art galleries
  • Enjoy Barramundi fishing, bushwalking, lagoon cruises and nature tours
  • Visit the catacombs and learn about ancient Aboriginal ways of life
  • Discover the historic Victoria Settlement at Port Essington, established by the British in 1838
  • Enjoy boating along some of Arnhem Land’s pristine coastline and try your hand at some fishing with expert local guides
  • Scenic flight over Van Diemen's Gulf back to Darwin


Call us today to register your interest
Call 1800 OUTBACK (1800 688 222)
0800 805 265 NEW ZEALAND

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