Cobourg Peninsula Permit

Image of Sunset at Garig Gunak Barlu National Park Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula is Aboriginal owned land and is a remote area with scenic coastlines and sandy beaches overlooking the Arafura Sea.

The Park is open for 6 months of the year throughout the ‘dry season’ (May until October) and is open by road depending on weather, land and road conditions.

Permits are required for both travelling to Garig Gunak Barlu National Park through Arnhem Land and for camping once you arrive at the park.

The permit that is issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service will give you permission to travel to the Cobourg Peninsula through Arnhem Land; however it will not give permission or allow any stops whilst travelling through Aboriginal Land except in the case of an emergency. If you wish to explore Arnhem Land on the way to Cobourg, you will need to contact the Northern Land Council.

A limited number of permits are issued for visitors to the Park each day. As Cobourg Peninsula is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Top End, it is advisable that you book your permit and secure a spot within the campgrounds in advance.

For more information on the Cobourg Peninsula please view the fact sheet on Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.