Oenpelli Northern Territory
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|Oenpelli is a Aboriginal community town in the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory about 70 kms from Jabiru. Arnhem Land is a vast and remote area with spectacular escarpments, rock art, flood plains, animal life, beaches, mangrove wetlands and plant life.
Road travel is possible with a 4WD however access is by limited permit only.
East Arnhem Land is famous for its bark paintings and Oenpelli has its own community Cultural Centre where you can see these artworks. If you buy here, you are assured of getting the genuine article and all proceeds from sales return directly to the community.
A permit is required for road travel in Arnhem Land which can take up to two weeks to finalise. It can be organised at the Northern Land Council offices in Darwin or Jabiru. Many visitors prefer to see Arnhem Land through an organised tour operation.
Attractions in Arnhem Land:
- Injaluk Arts & Crafts Centre - screen-printed fabrics, woven baskets, traditional bark paintings and more. Open 9 - 5 daily.
- Open Door Festival - held in August each year. Visitors can see Arnhem Land without a permit for one day only. Also features a Australian Rules tournament.
Northern Land Council Address website
Casuarina (Head Office)
PO Box 42921
9 Rowling Street
Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: (08) 8920 5178
Fax: (08) 8945 2633
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