The East Arnhem region covers nearly 100 000 square kilometres and its Indigenous people engage in traditional activities and maintain a strong culture.
The main town in the region is Nhulunbuy, set on the Gove Peninsula and lined by the Arafura Sea.
Nhulunbuy is 700km to Katherine by dirt road, which is only open during the dry season (April to October) for four-wheel drive vehicles.
The town has a population of about 4 000 and provides educational, social, health, sporting, cultural and shopping facilities for its residents as well as the Indigenous homeland communities of East Arnhem Land.
The community can be accessed all year round by air, providing weather conditions are favourable. The region can be affected by cyclones and monsoonal rains between November and April.
The airport is 20km from the township of Nhulunbuy, which is serviced by regular, daily domestic flights from Cairns and Darwin. Smaller airlines offer charter and scenic flights to outlying areas.
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