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Cobourg Peninsula

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The Cobourg Peninsula is located 350 km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. It is deeply indented with coves and bays, covers a land area of about 2,100 km², and is virtually uninhabited with a population ranging from about 20 to 30 in five family outstations, but without any notable settlement or village. It is separated from Croker Island in the east by Bowen Strait, which is 2.5 km wide in the south and up to 7 km in the north, and 8.5 km long. In the west, it is separated from Melville Island by Dundas Strait. From Cape Don, the western point of the peninsula, to Soldier Point in the east of Melville Island, the distance is 28 km. In the north is the Arafura Sea, and in the south the Van Diemen Gulf. The highest elevation is Mount Roe in the south with an altitude of 160 m.
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18 Aug 2015

Cobourg Peninsula is northeast of Darwin, right at the top of the Northern Territory, and juts into the Arafura Sea from the Arnham Land. This Peninsular looks towards the Tiwi Islands and is a great spot to see Saltwater crocodiles, dugong, and the world's greatest concentration of marine turtles (six species) which inhabit the area  

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, on the Cobourg Peninsula, is Aboriginal owned land and is open for sic months a year - the 'dry season' (May to October). Permits are required for travelling through Arnhem Land and/or camping in the park - these are issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service. Visitor number are restricted because of the isolation and pristine condition - in fact fewer than 1500 visitors each year are permitted to enter the Cobourg Peninsula.  

Some people fly from Darwin on chartered aircraft, however most make the long journey by road which is apparently an amazing drive - this is a great spot for fishing.

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The Cobourg Peninsula is an amazing place, remote and wild. Seeing the mixing point of the two seas (Arafura and Van Diemen Gulf) was a highlight when I visited, you could distinctly see the differences in water colour. The fishing is also really good on the Cobourg, lots of fish and a great variety of species. Make sure you plan the dates carefully though to avoid the Wet season and any nearby cyclones.
The Cobourg Peninsula is an amazing place, remote and wild. Seeing the mixing point of the two seas (Arafura and Van Diemen Gulf) was a highlight when I visited, you could distinctly see the differences in water colour. The fishing is also really good on the Cobourg, lots of fish and a great variety of species. Make sure you plan the dates carefully though to avoid the Wet season and any nearby cyclones.
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