– Groote Eylandt, Anindilyakwa Land –


The Archipelago

The Groote Eylandt Archipelago is home to the Anindilyakwa people.

The Archipelago of Islands are located off the coast of East Arnhem Land, in the in the pristine waters of the Arafura Sea, in the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Umbakumba, Milyakburra and Angurugu are home to approximately 1500 people.

Some family groups choose to live outside of communities on outstations, to remain close to their traditional homelands.

Visiting the Eylandt

Groote Eylandt is accessible by air on a short 1.5 hour flight from Darwin over Arnhem land and the Arafura Sea. See airnorth.com.au for more details.

The Eylandt is known for it’s pristine waters, an abundance of fish and secret beaches. Should you wish to come and visit us, acommodation is available on the Eylandt at Groote Eylandt Lodge.

Exploring and fishing on the Eylandt requires a recreation permit, attainable from the Anindilyakwa Land Council.

Learn more about Anindilyakwa people & culture by visiting the Anindilyakwa Land Council, Anindilyakwa Language Centre and Bush Medijina websites.