Angurugu

Description:

The community is situated on the banks of the Angurugu River, half way down the western coast of Groote Eylandt. Groote Eylandt is around 650 km east of Darwin and 50 km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Apart from the weekly freight barge service, the communities of Groote Eylandt are accessed primarily by air. Groote Eylandt airport, located 1 km from Angurugu, is the main air access point for the island. Owned and maintained by Gemco, the airstrip is sealed and there are flights to and from Nhulunbuy/Darwin most days. Travel time to Nhulunbuy: 30-50 minutes, to Darwin: 1.5-2 hours. Whilst an 18 km all weather, sealed road links Angurugu to Alyangula most other roads on the island are dirt so a 4-wheel drive is essential. Given the number of rivers and streams, travel throughout the island during the wet season can be difficult.

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