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Banthula - Elcho Island

Banthula - Elcho Island is located off the coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the largest island in the group of islands that make up the Wessel Islands.

The island covers an area of approximately 4,000 square kilometres and is surrounded by the Arafura Sea. It is home to a range of Indigenous Australians, including the Yolngu people, who have lived on the island for thousands of years.

The island is well known for its stunning landscapes, with its rugged coastline, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is an important breeding ground for many species of wildlife, including turtles, dugongs and dolphins.

The island has a rich cultural history and is home to many ancient Aboriginal sites and rock art. It is also home to a number of important historical events, such as the first contact between the Yolngu people and the Europeans in 1788 and the establishment of the first mission in 1894.

Banthula - Elcho Island is an important part of Australia’s cultural and historical heritage, and a popular tourist destination. It offers visitors a unique insight into the history and culture of the local Aboriginal people, as well as a beautiful natural environment.

Excursion tips for a day in Banthula - Elcho Island

Visiting Banthula - Elcho Island in Australia is a great way to experience the unique culture and stunning landscapes of the region. Here are some of the activities you can do as a tourist on a day trip to Banthula - Elcho Island:

1. Visit the local art galleries and museums, such as the Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre and the Elcho Island Art Gallery.

2. Take a guided tour of the island's many historical sites, such as the Elcho Island Lighthouse, the old mission station, and the World War II airstrip.

3. Go fishing in the picturesque waters of the Arafura Sea.

4. Enjoy some of the island's delicious seafood dishes, such as grilled barramundi and mud crab.

5. Take a stroll along the beaches and admire the beautiful sunsets.

6. Relax and watch the local wildlife, such as the sea turtle and dugong.

7. Visit the nearby Yolngu Cultural Park to learn more about the island's rich culture and history.

8. Spend some time snorkeling and exploring the coral reefs.

Experience Banthula - Elcho Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Banthula - Elcho Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Banthula - Elcho Island

Banthula - Elcho Island in Australia has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm, dry winters. During the summer months, temperatures range from the mid-20s to the mid-30s Celsius and the humidity is very high. In the winter, temperatures can drop to the low 20s Celsius and the humidity is much lower. Rainfall is seasonal and is heaviest during the summer months, with the dry season occurring during the winter months. The island is also prone to cyclones during the summer months.

Cruise weather for Banthula - Elcho Island

Our weather forecast for Banthula - Elcho Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 22.2 °C
36.0 m/s
37.8 m/s
68.3 %
24.1 m
67.6 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 22.2 °C
37.1 m/s
40.0 m/s
28.5 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 23.1 °C
35.6 m/s
43.2 m/s
61.6 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 23.5 °C
31.3 m/s
36.4 m/s
50.8 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.8 °C
27.7 m/s
33.1 m/s
64.0 %
24.1 m
83.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.4 °C
30.2 m/s
38.2 m/s
36.6 %
24.1 m
85.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 24.3 °C
29.9 m/s
39.2 m/s
65.5 %
24.1 m
83.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
32.0 m/s
40.7 m/s
73.1 %
24.1 m
84.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
32.0 m/s
40.7 m/s
31.8 %
24.1 m
82.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
34.6 m/s
52.6 m/s
18.4 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 23.6 °C
36.0 m/s
47.9 m/s
65.1 %
24.1 m
65.6 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 22.9 °C
33.1 m/s
38.8 m/s
90.5 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.5 °C
36.4 m/s
38.9 m/s
76.9 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Banthula - Elcho Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Banthula - Elcho Island, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 07:30 am 05:30 pm

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