Festivals & Events

Nhulunbuy Rotary Beach Volleyball Tournament

Come and take part in one of Gove’s best family days out which takes place once a year during August. A fun team beach volleyball competition. All profits are donated to Charities, Sporting Bodies and community groups Food and Drinks will be available as well as an alcohol licensed area. Plenty of activities for the kids, with giveaways and prizes. For more information visit the Nhulunbuy...

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Gove AFL

    If your lucky enough to be visiting the region during the AFL Football season keep a Saturday free to catch a glimpse of the local footy. The Gove AFL Football League holds games between Nhulunbuy township and Yirrkala. The league hosts both a Women’s & Men’s competitions, between 6 teams representing different areas within the East Arnhem Land region. Teams...

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NRSFC Ladies Fishing Classic

The single largest annual women’s fishing competition in Australia, is the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club’s Annual Ladies Fishing Classic. In 2017 the club saw 250 contestants fish over a period of two day. Team such as Baranoid, Dirty Little Oars and Reel Ladies from The 80’s made the top 30 in the 2017 but the winner was Slippery When Wet. Species caught included black...

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Walkabout Lodge John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge

  Pit your strength against the powerful sailfish or marlin. The Billfish competition is a major tag-and-release tournament held in East Arnhem Land. It targets the powerful sailfish and marlin as they return to the local waters following the cooler months of the dry season. This is a team event and has become one of the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club’s signature events on the...

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Garma Festival

The Garma Festival takes place every August at the Gulkula Yolgnu Ceremonial site. Garma incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance – including the famous nightly bunggul – and music, as well as other important forums and education and training program programs relevant to cultural tourism, craft, governance and youth leadership. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable...

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