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  If you have ever wanted to catch a barramundi, sail off into the distance or explore the mysteries of the deep, then the Gove Peninsula is the place for you.

Located on the edge of the Arafura Sea, the waters around Gove and the nearby islands have the reputation of being the best fishing in the world.

The pristine beaches, crystal clear rivers, tropical bushland and lush wetlands of East Arnhem Land provide a vast and varied home to marine life, birds, crocodiles, reptiles and along with native and introduced animals and superb plant life.

Whilst a beautiful and inviting environment, visitors need to take care and minimise risks with marine stingers during the 'wet season', estuarine crocodiles in coastal and inland waterways, buffaloes foraging in the bush and wetland and snakes basking themselves in the sun.

Four-wheel driving and camping are popular past times with a number of great camping spots close by.
[Permits are required - see our
'More Info' link or go to the
Culture section]

Things to do in the region ([download]
 ∙ Lagoon Wetlands (Gayngaru)
    Self-Guided Interpretative Walk
 ∙ Bird Watching [
download list]
 ∙ Camping & Bushwalking
    (Four-wheel drive and car hire
    available)
 ∙ Beachcombing
 ∙ Sailing at the Yacht club
 ∙ Local fishing from wharfs & beaches
 ∙ Fishing Charters
 ∙ Harbour Cruises
 ∙ Ecotours
 ∙ Yolηu Cultural Experience Tours
 ∙ Local Indigenous Arts & Crafts
 ∙ Charter scenic flights
 ∙ Nine-hole golf course
 ∙ Olympic swimming pool
 ∙ Tennis and Squash
 ∙ Bowls

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