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    Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia

    Cobourg Peninsula | Garig Gunak Barlu - Gurig National Park via Arnhem Land
    Need to explore more then consider Cobourg Peninsula | Gurig National Park off Arnhemland. Garig Gunak Barlu. Top of Northern Territory (NT) and accessed through Arnhem Land. It is a remote, rugged area fringed with magnificent white beaches on the Cobourg Peninsula.

    Garig Gunak Barlu should be on every traveller's list. It is at the very top of the Northern Territory (NT) and accessed by travelling through Arnhem Land. It is a remote, rugged area fringed with magnificent white beaches on the Cobourg Peninsula.

    Garig Gunak Barlu National Park in the Northern Territory (NT). You do not need a permit to visit the park, but you do need a camping permit to stay in the park overnight. The park is open only in the Dry Season, from May until October.

    How to get to Cobourg Peninsula | Garig Gunak Barlu - Gurig National Park
    By road The road to Garig Gunak Barlu National Park goes through Arnhem Land and is unsealed.
    The roads are usually open in the Dry Season, during May to October, depending on the rains.
    Check road conditions before you travel.
    Roads can be closed for ceremonial reasons with little or no notice. Roads are narrow, dusty and corrugated with blind corners and dangerous bends.
    Beware of oncoming traffic and drive slowly, with extreme care, especially between Murgenella and Black Point.
    Fuel is available at Jabiru.
    Be sure to carry fuel to cover the 640km round trip through the park and for your stay.
    You can't buy fuel in the park.
    You should check tide charts before setting out.
    The tides at Cahills Crossing are about six hours behind Darwin tides.
    Some tides may prevent you crossing the river.

    Before you apply for a park permit you must understand all the safety and rules first.

    Camping facilities at Cobourg Peninsula | Garig Gunak Barlu - Gurig National Park via Arnhem Land
    There is one main camping area in the park.
    There are no powered sites.
    Campground 1 is for campers without generators.
    Campground 2 is for those using generators.
    Generators should be no louder than 65 decibels when heard from 7m. Turn off generators at 9pm.
    Camping areas have showers, composting toilets, barbecues, tables and limited amounts of bore water.
    Use water sparingly and do not wash boats or cars.

    Rules for vehicles to Cobourg Peninsula | Garig Gunak Barlu - Gurig National Park
    All of the following rules apply to vehicles:
    your vehicle must be a four wheel drive in good condition, and you must carry spare parts, fuel and water
    you must clean your vehicle before you enter the park to prevent the spread of weeds or cane toads
    caravans, motorbikes, quad bikes and similar vehicles are not allowed
    alcohol may be carried but must not consumed while travelling through Arnhem Land
    you must not not stop between the East Alligator River / Cahills Crossing and the park boundary
    you must get permission from the Northern Land Council if you want to stop or explore Arnhem Land
    you must not stop in Arnhem Land except in an emergency.

    Cobourg Peninsula | Garig Gunak Barlu - Gurig National Park - Park rules
    You and everyone in your group must follow all of these rules:
    don't enter Arnhem Land or Garig Gunak Barlu National Park until the start date on your permit
    leave on the expiry date on your permit
    when you enter the park you must report to the ranger station at Black Point
    do not enter the marine buffer zone around Coral Bay, Reef Point, or nearby pearling lease areas
    Sandy Islands I and II are conservation areas and you must not go there or within 500 metres.

    Fees
    You must pay your camping fees at least six weeks before you travel to the park.
    Permits to camp at Garig Gunak Barlu National Park cost $232.10 per vehicle.
    The permit allows up to five adults to camp for up to seven nights.
    Extra adult passengers cost $11. Children under 16 years old are free.
    You can pay your permit fee by cash, cheque, money order or credit card.

    Driving Distance from Darwin, NT, Australia to Destination at Cobourg Peninsula, Cobourg, NT, Australia is 516.9 kms or 321.2 miles. The Driving Time 13 hours, 25 minutes allow 18 hours for stops along th way or 2 day's drive.


    Garig - Gunak Barlu: credits cobourgfishingsafaris


    Garig - Gunak Barlu: credits cobourgfishingsafaris


    Garig - Gunak Barlu: credits cobourgfishingsafaris

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    Garig - Gunak Barlu: credit NTTC

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