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Tourism Australia is promoting Groote Eylandt as an adventure holiday destination.

Potential holidaymakers down south are being told that Groote is a beautiful place – “the remote Aussie island you’ve never heard of”.

Leading travel writer Kate Bettes describes the archipelago as a “paradise, rich with wildlife”.

Groote, which is Australia’s fourth largest island, was named by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and means Big Island.

Indigenous people are believed to have lived on Groote for at least 8000 years.

Visitors are welcome but must get a permit from the Anindilyakwa Land Council.

Green and Hawksbill turtle nests on Groote Eylandt, the beaches are superb and there are many rock art sites.

Groote, which is 50 kilometres by 60 kilometres, has world-class fishing – barramundi, longtail tuna, marlin, Spanish mackerel, sailfish and golden snapper can be caught. Groote Eylandt Lodge offers fishing charters and cultural tours.