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Our unique Coastal Camp

Venture North’s unique safari-style camp is located within the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (Cobourg Peninsula) in northern Arnhem Land. The camp is nestled amongst savannah bushland overlooking the bay of Port Essington.

Cobourg Coastal Camp 

Operating during the dry season (May through October) the camp caters for a maximum of 18 guests, although for the majority of the year just 6 or 12 guests will share the camp at any one time. Guests are welcomed by the resident camp caretakers on arrival and shown around the camp.

Cobourg Coastal Camp 

Coastal Camp Facilities

A large undercover, open-air dining area is where meals are served. This is complemented by a small lounge area which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity. An extensive library of books, all of which are relevant to the region are available to read at ones leisure.

Canvas safari-tents provide a comfortable nights’ accommodation. The tents are strategically arranged along the cliff top overlooking the water. Each tent is twin-share and contains 2 single beds (all linen is included), a bedside table and light.

There are 3 outdoor monsoon showers with solar hot-water. All soaps are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. There are 3 eco-friendly (& odourless - very important :) ) toilets situated near the showers. All have fantastic views of the surrounding bushland.

Cobourg Coastal Camp 

Coastal Camp Activities

Each evening sunset nibbles are served on the cliff top; the perfect vantage point to watch the sun set over the bay. Dinners of a high standard are prepared in the camp kitchen nightly and incorporate freshly caught seafood, fresh vegetables and a variety of local produce.

Just a few of the things to see and do

  • Victoria Settlement ruins walk
  • Beach combing or bushwalking
  • Bird watching on the world first RAMSAR wetlands
  • Visiting the Parks Cultural and Information Centre
  • Boat cruises
  • Fishing charters
  • Mud crabbing
  • Shucking oysters off the rocks
  • Bush tucker walks
  • Astronomy activities
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Didgeridoo lessons
  • ...or just simply relax in a hammock overlooking the ocean

****Please note if you would like to visit Cobourg Coastal Camp you must either join a Venture North tour or a fishing charter with Cobourg Fishing Safaris - self-drive is not available****