Walkabout Lodge & Campground


2.9 from 14 users


Matthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy, 0880, Northern Territory

(08) 8939-2000





The Walkabout Lodge is conveniently nestled between the Arafura Sea and the Gove town centre where you can visit cultural sites, catch up on your shopping to replenish your supplies or just relax. The Walkabout Lodge has 12 powered Camping Sites on the grounds available for campers exploring the region by four wheel drive during the dry season. These sites share a toilet and shower block and laundry facilities. Freshwater is also available at all campsites. Campers have access to all of the hotel's facilities. So you can enjoy a swim in our resort style swimming pool, dine in one of our restaurants or enjoy an icy-cold beer at the bar. Our campsites are very popular in the dry season, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Nhulunbuy and its surrounding areas are Indigenous-owned private land, with the township, mine, refinery and other areas covered by a special lease. Permits are required to visit recreational areas and an alcohol permit system exists. To travel the Central Arnhem Road from the Stuart Highway via Bulman to Nhulunbuy requires a permit from the Northern Land Council (NLC) in advance. Permits can take up to two weeks to process. The road is not suitable for caravans or boat trailers and they are not permitted by the NLC, only sturdy off-road camper trailers. The NLC office in Nhulunbuy is contactable on (08) 8986 8500 and the Katherine office (08) 8971 9899.

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Lat: -12.185526 Lng: 136.788336

User Reviews



To add to the last post below, dont stay in the 2 non sites before number one near the gates. Positive, manager listened when we left a day early due to shit camp ground. We were placed in the corner site and were In a tent. O now know how zoo animals feel with locals stopping and staring at us through fence, whilst occasionally asking for, money, cigs or alcohol. We had them walking past at all hours, especially at closing time. The spot is opposite the 24 hr petrol station, which is well used. The lights from cars and station go direct into the site. You also.have the pleasure of the mine vehicles with reverse signals going off from 5am when they stop by for breakfast. The security gate opens to lets cars in and stays open for quiet a while making it laughable as a security deterre



Not many places to chose from in Nhulunbuy to stay. Don't stay in sites 1 to 7 as you are on the road and hear all the noise from flats next door. We stayed in site 8 and that was ok. Staff were not friendly in the restaurant at all and service was poor but maybe it's hard to get good staff here. Wouldn't stay again



Staff great, facilities clean, good food at the restaurant but the campground is located directly between the pub & public housing flats. Had to listen to noisy arguments just about every night & call the police on one occasion for a violent assault. It's a pity Nhulunbuy doesn't have better located campgrounds in town.


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