One beach, many colours

Where: Turtle Beach, East Arnhem Land (near Nhulunbuy)
Permits: A minimum of two permits. Consult with the Northern Land Council and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation for your requirements. (Vehicle dependent). Be aware there are numerous restrictions and additional permits required for drinking, fishing or travelling to any other communities.
Costs: $45 pp for Dhimurru permit for 2months. Other charges do apply.
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (gravel, sandy tracks  and creek crossings- be aware of cattle, buffalo and station/local traffic)
Days required to do it justice: Minimum of 2 days for the drive to Nhulunbuy (permit dependent) and a few weeks to explore the coastline.

Arnhem Land is renowned for its azure blue sea, long white sand beaches and remote bush camping locations. It’s a photographers dream. We spent three nights camped at Turtle Beach…right on the beach. The colours were constantly changing from subdued pinks and yellows at dawn to bright constrasty blues in the midday sun. We even had a rain storm (in the dry season).

I created this gallery of images from Turtle beach as they are some of my favourite from our whole time in Arnhem Land.

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