Activities

Things to do on Bremer Island

There’s plenty to do during your stay at Banubanu. Go on a tour of Bremer Island or just chill out on the beach with a good book. The choice is yours! Please note that our guided activities are extra and will attract additional fees on top of the cost of your accommodation.


Half Day Guided Tours

Half Day Guided Tours

$150 per person with a minimum of two people

• Aboriginal fishing and crabbing experience • Cultural interaction • 4WD Island tour • Bird watching • Island boat cruise • Guided Walking trails


4WD Island Tours

4WD Island Tours

$150 per person with a minimum of two people

Bremer Island is about the size of Lord Howe Island but is inhabited only by the retreat staff and a small Indigenous community. A 4-wheel drive tour is a must to see this unspoiled piece of remote Northern Territory.


Guided Cultural Experiences

Guided Cultural Experiences

$150 per person with a minimum of two people

Learn about the customs and traditions of the local Yolngu community. The men will show you how to make fishing spears and take you hunting for fish and mud crabs the traditional way. The women will teach you how to weave a traditional basket and explain the meaning behind the traditional paintings on shells and other artefacts.


Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

A premier activity here, truly world class fishing with a myriad of species including Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout and other prized blue water and reef fish in the waters surrounding the Gove Peninsula in North East Arnhem Land.  Full day fishing charters are available. Beach fishing is also an option, we have fishing rods and tackle available for hire.

For more information and pricing, please see our Fishing page.


Bird Watching

Bird Watching

$150 per person with a minimum of two people

4-wheel drive and boat tours can be arranged to spot some of our 65 species seen on Bremer Island and the surrounding islands. Most of the smaller uninhabited islands seen from Bremer Island are listed important bird areas in Arnhem Land and are home to large populations of sea birds which feed off the bounty of these fish rich waters.


Turtle Watching

Turtle Watching

During the nesting season we have seen as many as five new turtle nests appearing every week on the small beach in front of our camp. We steer clear of those but there is ample opportunity to see the turtles up close. We send out a member of staff ahead to locate fresh turtle tracks and radio back the locations to ensure guests can get up close to these wonderful creatures in an eco friendly way.


Walking Trails

Walking Trails

Banubanu has four marked out walking trails ranging from 1.2 kilometres to 5 kilometres long for the walking enthusiasts to enjoy during the cool of the day. Download our Banubanu Walk Map from the Factsheet page.


Beach Swimming and Fishing

Beach Swimming and Fishing

Relax or take a stroll along the pristine beach of Bremer Island. Enjoy a swim or some beach fishing  (BYO tackle or hire a rod from the Retreat, tackle and bait are for sale). Get involved in some land conservation by helping us keep our beaches clean from plastic flotsam and jetsam.


Just Chilling Out...

Just Chilling Out...

Enjoy and experience the total bliss of the remote solitude and clear skies that Banubanu has to offer. The owner’s original vision for Banubanu was to create a holiday destination where guests could take time out from their busy lives and recharge their minds, bodies and souls. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds and settings of beautiful East Arnhem Land. We have a library available with an array of Arnhem Land and Maccassan history books for you to enjoy while staying at the Retreat.