The Walkabout Lodge is conveniently nestled between the Arafura Sea and the Gove town centre… the main population centre in the East Arnhem Land region and was founded in 1971 when the bauxite mine and alumina refinery were originally constructed.
While Nhulunbuy is the name of the town, and Gove the name of the peninsula and airport, you may often hear the two names used interchangeably.
The Indigenous people of north-east Arnhem Land, collectively know as Yolηu, have roamed the area for at least 60,000 years, hunting fish and other animals as well as collecting seasonal bush food.
According to traditional beliefs, the landscape of the region and its inhabitants were brought into being during the travels of the creator ancestors long ago. As the ancestors travelled the land, naming and creating as they went, they left people behind and gave them the knowledge they needed to survive and look after what had been named.
This knowledge finds its expression in everyday life; and through the performance of ceremonies, the past is recreated. The ritual designs painted on bodies, together with songs and dances, retell the journey and deeds of the totemic ancestors
The Walkabout Lodge boasts a range of facilities to help ensure guests have a pleasurable stay including a hair and beauty salon as well as a fully licensed restaurant, cocktail bar, resort swimming pool, and tropical landscaped gardens.
The Lodge offers individually air-conditioned guest rooms with either a Queen bed or a Queen bed and Single Bed. All rooms also have tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ceiling fans, iron & ironing board, and outdoor patio area.