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Groote Eylandt

Groote Eylandt is an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the largest island in the gulf and is located east of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. It is the homeland of the Anindilyakwa people, who are the traditional owners of the island.

Groote Eylandt measures about 50 km from east to west, and is 25 km from north to south. It is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Carpentaria and is about 600 km east of Darwin. The island is largely flat and low-lying, with an average elevation of just 10 m. The highest point is the summit of Mt. Doreen, which is about 163 m above sea level.

The island is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including wallabies, goannas, crocodiles, and many species of birds. The Anindilyakwa people have lived on the island for thousands of years and continue to practice their traditional lifestyle.

Groote Eylandt was first sighted by Europeans in 1644, and was named by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. In the late 19th century, the island was used as a penal settlement and was later developed as a port for the export of manganese ore.

In the early 20th century, the island was annexed by the British government and placed under the control of the Northern Territory. In 1963, the Anindilyakwa people were granted full title to the island and the surrounding waters.

Today, Groote Eylandt is a thriving community, with a population of about 2,000 people. The island is home to a number of tourist attractions, including a museum, art galleries, and a cultural centre. It is also a popular destination for fishing and camping.

Excursion tips for a day in Groote Eylandt

As a tourist in Groote Eylandt, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in one day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Visit Angurugu Beach and take a stroll along the shoreline.

2. Explore the nearby rock formations and caves.

3. Go birdwatching and spot some of the local species.

4. Take a boat tour of the nearby islands and see the diverse wildlife.

5. Visit the Groote Eylandt Mining Company and learn about the local mining industry.

6. Tour the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Community and learn about the culture and history of the local people.

7. Go fishing and try to catch some of the local species.

8. Visit the nearby Mangrove National Park and take a guided tour.

9. Take a scenic drive through the countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes.

10. Visit the local markets and try some of the fresh produce.

Experience Groote Eylandt 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 Groote Eylandt. 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 Groote Eylandt

Groote Eylandt in Australia has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters and two distinct wet seasons. Summer temperatures can reach up to 33°C and the wet season is characterised by heavy rainfall and high humidity. Winter temperatures are mild and range from 17°C to 25°C. The dry season is from April to October, while the wet season is from November to March. The tropical climate of Groote Eylandt makes it a great destination for outdoor activities year-round.

Cruise weather for Groote Eylandt

Our weather forecast for Groote Eylandt 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. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 14.8 °C
27.0 m/s
40.3 m/s
49.3 %
24.1 m
48.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:48:17
18:11:34
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 16 °C
26.3 m/s
41.4 m/s
96.5 %
24.1 m
48.4 %
1,018 hPa
06:48:10
18:11:50
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 15.9 °C
20.5 m/s
38.9 m/s
57.6 %
24.1 m
57.1 %
1,017 hPa
06:48:02
18:12:07
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 15.3 °C
19.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
58.1 %
24.1 m
66.5 %
1,016 hPa
06:47:54
18:12:23
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 15.8 °C
23.4 m/s
36.7 m/s
30.9 %
24.1 m
57.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:47:44
18:12:39
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 15.6 °C
22.7 m/s
40.7 m/s
34.5 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,016 hPa
06:47:33
18:12:54
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 17.7 °C
19.8 m/s
30.6 m/s
73.2 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:47:21
18:13:10
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 18 °C
15.5 m/s
21.2 m/s
49.9 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:47:09
18:13:25
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 19.2 °C
10.4 m/s
24.5 m/s
68.3 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,012 hPa
06:46:55
18:13:40
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 19.3 °C
11.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
37.4 %
24.1 m
69.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:46:41
18:13:55
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 19.8 °C
12.6 m/s
31.3 m/s
26.2 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:46:25
18:14:09
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 20.5 °C
11.9 m/s
28.4 m/s
37.8 %
24.1 m
63.6 %
1,010 hPa
06:46:09
18:14:23
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 19.9 °C
12.2 m/s
29.5 m/s
13.7 %
24.1 m
69.3 %
1,009 hPa
06:45:52
18:14:37

Cruises to Groote Eylandt

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