Are you still planning this years trip?

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 21:11
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Are you in the process of planning this years trip and are not sure where you would like to visit?

Would you like to go where there are very few tourists.

With daytime temperates a constant 29° degrees and down to 20° degrees at night.

Visit a location that a number of Journalists call "Australia's Last True Wilderness Frontier"

If I have tempted you with some of those questions, you might like to view my latest Blog about the Nhulunbuy area in far Eastern Arnhem Land.

Happy viewing and I hope you think about visiting this unreal area.




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Reply By: the_fitzroys - Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 22:45

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 22:45
Great blog , Stephen. We're interested in heading there and your insights are a great help.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 22:51

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 22:51
Hi Lou

Thanks for that but just one tip...if you can, try to stay longer longer that a week, as there such a lot to see and do.

If you are going to do the Cape Arnhem drive, I can thoroughly recommend it and if you have some MaxTrax, they could be handy.

You will love the area.


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Reply By: Malcom M - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 06:16

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 06:16
Another excellent read Stephen

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:31

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:31
Hi Malcolm

Thanks for that and I hope it might promp other viewers to head there and experience that special part of Eastern Arnhem Land.



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Reply By: GarryR - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 18:06

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 18:06
Hi Stephen, once again a great read with fantastic pics. Unfortunately it will not be this year as we are heading into your backyard. Judy and her brother are doing a small group offroad tour to Darwin then catching the Ghan back to Adelaide. From here I will drive to Adelaide to pick her up and take the eyes out of a couple of your other treks into the Gammon and Flinders Ranges. Your trek reports are in great detail, and are a great source of information. Please keep up the good work as I appreciate it immensely
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 19:07

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 19:07
Hi Garry

Thanks for the thumbs up, it is greatly appeciated.

Youn will have to put Nhulunbuy on your bucket list, it is a great location to visit and I have a fellow EO Member friend - don't worry Chris, I will not dob you in for giving me continual nudges to go there, as he has been there a few times.

I hope you give yourself lots of time for the Flinders, as it is such a great place to visit and it does not matter how many time we go there ( we have been going on a regular basis, since around 1974 when it was all dirt road travelling ) we bpnever tire of going back.


All the best and again, thanks for your reply.


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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 19:00

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 19:00
Yet another great blog Stephen.

You must have enough great material on EO to put a book together.

I'd buy a copy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 23:37

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 23:37
Hi Tony

Thanks your your very kind words and I love to put these up in the hope that it will inspire others to think outside of the squire and visit some of Australia's great locations.

I think that we as Australians are so very lucky to live in the best country in the world and to explore what we have is a dream that we all share.


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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:57

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:57
Nhulunbuy may be different now that tourism will be their main industry, we have never been anywhere that made us feel less welcome. We vowed never to go back!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 13:13

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 13:13
Hi Shaker

Sorry to hear that, and we had the very opposite experience.

All the locals that we had contact with were very friendly and helpful and us feel at home.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 13:37

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 13:37
You must have gone after the mines closed.
For me, it was one of my most anticipated trips which became a great let down.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 16:28

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 16:28
Hi Shaker

Yes we were there in August last year and were told many stories about the processing plant closure. They still have the mine works going, but it is now exported off shore in the raw state.

With the closure, a number of businesses closed down and within 1 week , Quantas stopped all flights into the Gove Airport.

From what we were told, between 2000 and 2500 people lost their jobs overnight.

That is why there is now the big push in Tourism to keep the town afloat.



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