The Groote Archipelago is an incredibly diverse place with a variety of landscapes, from white sandy beaches and sub-tropical rainforest to rocky headlands fringed by coral reefs and islands. This natural beauty attracts fishermen, photographers, nature lovers and people chasing the adventure of discovering a pristine environment from all over the world.
The dry season is the best season for camping, and designated areas are provided. Stunning views of the sun setting over the water can be had at numerous places across the island, or you can wake up alongside fresh cool running water, but remember- this is the dry tropics and saltwater crocodiles may be present in any of the water bodies on the Groote Archipelago. For more information on crocodile safety head to: https://becrocwise.nt.gov.au/
There are 15 recreation spots on the island open to visitors for camping (with permits), fully accessible by vehicle as well as boat.
ALC Rangers conduct strategic compliance patrols to manage these sites and to ensure that any non-Traditional Owner hold a current and valid Recreation Permit. Non-traditional Owner persons accessing closed lands or non-recreation areas outside of the mining lease are trespassing, unless there is a signed written letter from the ALC. This is enforced through the ALC and the NT Police and can carry a hefty fine, with severe implications.
Please be mindful that at times, due to sorry business or for other cultural reasons, areas may be temporarily closed. Some of these closures may remain in place for extended periods. We ask that you respect the wishes of the Anindilyakwa people and only visit those areas designated open on our website. This is also for the protection and safety of the unique flora and fauna within our finely balanced eco-system.