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The community is situated on the banks of the Angurugu River, half way down the western coast of Groote Eylandt. Groote Eylandt is around 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Apart from the weekly freight barge service, the communities of Groote Eylandt are accessed primarily by air.
The community is located on the eastern side of Cox Peninsula approximately 20 km south of Mandorah. It is 128 km by road from Darwin. Alternatively a ferry trip from Darwin to Mandorah takes approximately 14 minutes and leaves at regular times daily. There are no overnight ferry services between Mandorah and Darwin.
The community is located on the southern end of Elcho Island in North East Arnhem land. Elcho Island is at the southern end of the Wessell Island group, and is bounded on the western side by the Arafura Sea and on the east by Cadell Strait. Elcho Island is 550 km east of Darwin and 150 km north west of Nhulunbuy.
The commuity is situated adjacent to Lake Evella and the upper reaches of the Buckinham River in North East Arnhem Land. Gapuwiyak is approximately 60km south east of Elcho Island, 40km inland from Arnhem Bay, and about 22okm west south west of Nhulunbuy.
The community is located on the Central Arnhem coast at the mouth of the Liverpool River. It is 250km west of Nhulunbuy and 352km east of Darwin. From Darwin it takes around 6 - 10 hours in total (500km). This is about 3 hours on a sealed road between Darwin to East Alligator then 3-7 hours unsealed road on to Maningrida. It is a one hour flight from Darwin.
The community is the main settlement on Milingimbi Island which forms part of the Crocodile Island Group, located approximately half a km off the north coast of Central Arnhem Land in the Arafura Sea. Milingimbi is approximately 440 km east of Darwin and 206 km west of Nhulunbuy.
MILYAKBURRA (BICKERTON ISLAND)
The community is situated on the central eastern section of Bickerton Island. Bickerton Island is situated 13 km west off Groote Eylandt and 8 km east of mainland Australia, between Groote Eylandt and Blue Mud Bay north of Numbulwar. Milyakburra is approximately one hour by boat from Alyangula on Groote Eylandt. However, apart from the fortnightly freight barge service from Darwin, Milyakburra is generally accessed by air. A dirt airstrip is located within 5 minutes walk of the community and can accommodate twin engine light aircraft. Travel time to Alyangula 15 mins, Nhulunbuy 30-40 minutes.
The community is located on Palumpa Station In Daly River Reserve 240km southwest of Darwin. By road it is 375km from Darwin via the Daly River crossing. The last 142km of the journey is dirt. The community is cut off during the wet season from about late November to April/May. During this time travel is limited to air. The road between Palumpa and Port Keats, though only 45km away, is impassable during the wet season.
The Town is located about 1000 kms from Darwin. It is 700 kilometres to Katherine by road. This road is a dirt track, which is only open during the dry season, ie. April to October, for 4 wheel drive vehicles ONLY. A permit is required from the Northern Lands Council Office to travel on this road.
The community is located in Arnhem Land approximately 330km east of Darwin and 60km NNE of Jabiru. The community is situated near the East Alligator River on A small ridge between coastal black soil plain, marshes and the Arnhem Land Escarpment.
The Town is located 220 km south of Darwin and 90km north of Katherine at the junction of the Stuart and Kakadu Highways in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory. The travel time is about 2 hours from Darwin and about 1 hour from Katherine.
SKI BEACH (GUNYANGARA)
The community of Ski Beach is located on Gunyangara Island in Melville Bay. The small island is joined to the mainland by a causeway at Drimmie Peninsula west of Nhulunbuy. Ski Beach is 13 km west of Nhulunbuy CBD. From Nhulunbuy CBD the community is accessible via Melville Bay Road, 8 km of sealed road then 5 km of dirt road, travel time is 10 mins.
The community is located approximately 50 km east of Angurugu situated inside Little Lagoon, Point Langton on the northeast coast of Groote Eylandt. Umbakumba is approximately 50 km east of Angurugu on Groote Eylandt, which is 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Apart from the fortnightly freight barge service from Darwin, Umbakumba is generally accessed by air. Groote Eylandt airport, located 1 km from Angurugu, is the main air access point for the island. Owned and maintained by Gemco, the airstrip is sealed and there are flights to and from Nhulunbuy/Darwin most days. Travel time to Nhulunbuy: 30-50 minutes, to Darwin: 1.5-2 hours. A 50 km dirt road links Angurugu to Umbakumba. Charter flights can also be arranged direct to Umbakumba which has a dirt airstrip that can accommodate twin engine light aircraft. There is a reasonable dirt road from the airport to Umbakumba. However, a 4-wheel drive is essential and given the number of rivers and streams, travel throughout the island during the wet season can be difficult.
WADEYE (PORT KEATS)
The community is 270km south-west of Darwin in the Daly River Reserve at the mouth of the Fitzmaurice River, close to the coast of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. By road it is 417kms from Darwin. By air it is slightly over 1 Hrs flying time from Darwin (Twin Engine, 270km)
The community is serviced by an unsealed road to the Victoria Highway (located 62km to the north of the community). Once on the Highway it is 142km west to Kununurra and 107km east to Timber Creek, the nearest settlement in the Northern Territory.
JILKMINGGAN (DUCK CREEK)
The community is located approximately 560 kms south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Access is via the sealed Buntine Highway and then via 100kms of unsealed road. Access can also be made from Alice Springs utilising the Tanami Road, which is unsealed and often in poor repair. By road the travel time is 6 hours drive to Katherine.
The Town is located 265km SW from Katherine. This double lane sealed road is well maintained. National Coach lines pass through each day (both ways). Timber Creek is nestled in the Victoria River valley escarpment country. Timber Creek lies at the central point on the Victoria Highway between Katherine and Kununurra. The trip from Katherine to Timber Creek takes about three hours.
The community is situated on the banks of the Wickham River close to the Victoria River, 380 km southwest of Katherine. Main access is from the sealed Victoria Highway and then through the picturesque Jasper Gorge (unsealed) which is often impassable during the wet season.