One of the Northern Territory’s most mysterious and untouched areas, the Indigenous region of Arnhem Land is a fascinating destination. Vast and unpopulous, Arnhem Land represents the Australian ideal of vast landscapes, exotic wildlife and ancient cultures.
AT A GLANCE
Well, for one, Arnhem Land is huge, as big as the state of Victoria, actually. Pair this with the fact that the population only stands at around 17,000 and you’ll begin to understand how unpeopled this part of Australia really is. And that’s exactly why we like it so much. You could drive for hours through these parts and come across no one. What’s more, you’ll need to get your hands on a permit to enter these lands (which we can arrange for you, of course), making the whole experience feel that much more exclusive.Read more
WHAT TO SEE
With a base secured at Davidson’s Arnhem Safari Lodge, you’ll be able to partake in any number of experiences that will help you unveil this sacred part of Australia. Take a 4WD tour across endless savannah landscapes, spot rare and indigenous wildlife, discover ancient rock formations and pay a respectful visit to old Aboriginal burial sites.
Billabong and wetland explorations will bring you face to face with exotic bird life and crocodiles whilst the local art centers and rock art galleries will teach you all you need to know about this Aboriginal stronghold.
WHY WE LIKE IT
It’s not often we can say with conviction that a destination is ‘authentic’, ‘untouched’ or ‘off the beaten track’, but Arnhem Land is all of these things and more. Thanks to the strict permit system in place for all outside visitors to the reserve; the area has been able to preserve its landscapes and its cultures effectively. If you’re looking to escape the rat race and truly feel as though you’re a true explorer, this is the place for you.