It has been said that the true paradises are ones we’ve lost. This can definitely be said of Gove.The Gove Peninsular is arguably one of the most unspoilt parts of Australia. It boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the country, and plenty of opportunities for camping. It’s also an area that is unsurpassed in cultural heritage and the local Yolngu people have lived there for more than tens of thousands of years.
It’s also the perfect place to head off to with your best friends. So, book your Gove accommodation and check out this list of amazing things to do in the area for an unforgettable trip.
The Top Things to Do in Gove
- The Gove Boat Club
The boat club is the perfect getaway for sailors. Located in Melville Bay, the club caters to both local and visiting yachts and boating enthusiasts alike. There is a bar and restaurant, and this is one of the best spots in the area to watch the sun set.
- Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre
The centre in Yirrkala is one of the must-visit Aboriginal art centres in Australia. The centre is owned by Aboriginals and was established in 1975.
- The Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club
During the drier season, the bar at the club is the perfect spot to relax and mingle on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. The club hosts Friday night BBQs and it’s a great place to get to know the locals. It also offers amazing views of the area.
- Culture College Arnhem Land
The Arnhem Land-based indigenous outdoor and cultural education immersion program is tailored mostly for secondary students and their parents. But, it’s a great place to visit if you want to learn more about the local culture.
- The Garma Festival
If you’re lucky enough to visit Gove in August, don’t miss out on the Garma Festival which takes place at the Gulkula Yolngu Ceremonial site. The festival is all about the art of ancient storytelling, dance, music, visual art and a host of other programs relevant to governance, craft, tourism and leadership.
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- The Arnhem Club
The club is set along the banks of the Arafura Sea with stunning views of Town Beach. You can enjoy award-winning dining in the restaurant or enjoy a drink in the sports bar or main bar, complete with gaming machines.
- Gove Sports Fishing Charters
Take a fishing trip over the reefs or even book a deep-sea fishing tour along the gorgeous Northern Territory coastline. You will get the opportunity to target a range of fish species, including Red Emperor, Mackerel, Coral Trout and a host of others.
- Walkabout Lodge & Tavern
Be sure to visit this establishment which is just a short walk away from Nhulunbuy township. The beachfront lodge houses 2 bars, 2 restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool.
- Lirrwi Tourism
Enjoy a wide variety of Aboriginal cultural experiences in the East Arnhem Region. There are plenty of options for day tours as well as extended overnight experiences.
Grab your group of besties and explore Gove today.
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