Garig Gunak Barlu National Park


Address : Cobourg NT 0822
Tel : (08) 8999 4814
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is pronounced Gah-rig Goon-uk Bar-loo. It was previously known as Gurig National Park and Cobourg Marine Park. It is about 570 km (by road) northeast of Darwin on the Cobourg Peninsula. The Park includes the entire Peninsula, the surrounding waters of the Arafura Sea and Van Diemen Gulf, and some of the neighbouring islands. It covers about 4,500 sq. km. Cobourg Peninsula is the only National Park in the Northern Territory which contains adjoining land and marine areas. The Park conserves a mosaic of sandy beaches, dunes and associated coastal grasslands, mangroves, rainforest patches, swamps, lagoons, coral reefs, sea grass meadows and rich marine life. The Park is internationally important and was the first park in the world to be declared under the RAMSAR Convention because of it’s significant wetlands. A permit is required by visitors to stay overnight in the Park, whether you arrive by road, air or sea.

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