IMG_4987 Beautiful clear water in Groote

Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and the fourth largest island in Australia. It is the homeland of and is owned by, the Warnindhilyagwa who speak the Anindilyakwa language.

A permit is required to go ashore as the island is generally not open to the public.
We were able to visit the Aboriginal rock art sites and do some fishing.

Although there are crocs in the Northern Territory, we found some beaches where the water was crystal clear, and there weren't any crocs insight. Don't worry, there was always someone on croc watch, and we never went in the murky water.

The rock formations are different wherever we go. At Groote they are full of beautiful colours and shapes which made our time here even more enjoyable.

The next post will be making our way to the NT mainland and to Gove.