Gulkula Campground

4WD Camper trailer Camping fee Dry weather access Hot showers No rubbish disposal Toilets Vehicle-based camping

This is the site of the Garma Festival, normally held in the first week of August. For the dry season unpowered camping is available. The site is on the edge of an escarpment with views out to the coast and it is close to the northern beaches and Cape Arnhem.


Who to contact: Northern Land Council (08) 8920 5100 for permission to travel Central Arnhem Rd; Lirrwi Tourism (08) 8987 2828 for Baghetti Homeland and Gulkula Campground; Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation (08) 8939 2700 for all other camping areas

This campsite is located in Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land is becoming more and more accessible for people who want a unique camping experience. Permits are required to travel the Central Arnhem Rd to east Arnhem Land and there are limited places to stay on the way. The journey is an adventure: it’s a 710 km 4WD journey from Katherine to Nhulunbuy, and travellers need to be self-sufficient. The road has river crossings, corrugations and sandy stretches. But it’s all worthwhile: there are several great stops en route – in particular, Baghetti Homeland near Bulman. Once at Nhulunbuy, there are some magnificent pristine and remote camping areas to explore; contact Lirrwi Tourism for more information.

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