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  Cobourg Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cobourg Peninsula is located 350 km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Mostly a tourist attraction it is constituted mostly of parks and is known for its pristine wilderness.
Croker Island lies to the north of the peninsula and Van Diemen Gulf to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cobourg_Peninsula   (145 words)

  
 Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A peninsula (from Latin "paene insula", almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
Iberian Peninsula, continental Spain and Portugal, Andorra and the British dependency of Gibraltar.
The whole land mass encompassing North and South Korea is a peninsula.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peninsula   (262 words)

  
 Cobourg Peninsula
The park preserves the peninsula’s sandy beaches, dunes and associated coastal grasslands, mangroves, rainforest patches, swamps, lagoons, coral reefs, sea grass meadows and rich marine life.
Cobourg Peninsula is two sailing days (150 nautical miles) from Darwin and at least two or three days in a four-wheel-drive (road access is only possible from May to October).
Cobourg Peninsula is also something of a paradise for birdwatchers and anyone who enjoys the company of unusual flora and fauna.
www.about-australia.com /northern-territory/kakadu-arnhem-land/destinations/cobourg-peninsula   (332 words)

  
 Peninsulas All Over the World quiz -- free game
This peninsula was invaded by the Tatars in the 13th century.
This peninsula is situated on the east coast of New Guinea Island, Papua New Guinea.
This peninsula is situated in Gujarat, on the west coast of India.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=120535   (405 words)

  
 Territory Live Fishing Coburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Cobourg Peninsula juts out into the Arafura Sea on the north-west corner of Arnhem Land and is surrounded by bays, inlets, rocky headlands and coral reefs.
On the south-west coast of the peninsula, there are a number of protected bays with queenfish, mackerel, trevally, golden snapper and cod around the reefs and barramundi, threadfin salmon and mangrove jack in the creeks.
Cobourg Peninsula is within the Garig Gunak Barlu (formerly called Gurig) National Park, managed jointly by traditional Aboriginal landowners and the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT.
www.territorylive.com /Fishing/Coburg.htm?iRiverID=3   (569 words)

  
 Cobourg Adventures
COBOURG ADVENTURES operates on the Cobourg Peninsula in North West Arnhem Land and offers the visitor a unique opportunity to discover one of Australia’s last frontiers.
Cobourg Peninsula lies within the Aboriginal owned Garig Gunak Barlu National Park and is adjacent to Cobourg Marine Park.
Cobourg Adventures are specialists in tailoring an itinerary to suit your personal needs.
www.cobourgbeachhuts.com.au   (224 words)

  
 Cobourg Peninsular Northern Territory - Travel - MyNRMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cobourg might be a long way from anywhere, but there’s still plenty to see and do.
Contact the Permit Officer, Cobourg Peninsula Sanctuary and Marine Park Board, at PO Box 496, Palmerston, NT 0831, or call (08) 8999 4814 to obtain a permit.
Access to Cobourg is restricted, but it is increasing in popularity so if you want to go at short notice it may be difficult.
www.mynrma.com.au /northern_territory_remote_coburg.asp   (1314 words)

  
 Cobourg Peninsula Permit - Permits - Parks - NRETA - NT Government - Australia
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula is Aboriginal owned land and is a remote area with scenic coastlines and sandy beaches overlooking the Arafura Sea.
The permit that is issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service will give you permission to travel to the Cobourg Peninsula through Arnhem Land; however it will not give permission or allow any stops whilst travelling through Aboriginal Land except in the case of an emergency.
As Cobourg Peninsula is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Top End, it is advisable that you book your permit and secure a spot within the campgrounds in advance.
www.nt.gov.au /nreta/parks/permits/cobourgpeninsula.html   (238 words)

  
 Attractions
Cobourg Peninsula is the only area in the Northern Territory containing adjoining land and marine parks.
Cobourg Peninsula carries the tag of containing the first wetland in the world to be recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under an international agreement called 'The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance' more commonly known as Ramsar.
Cobourg became the first wetland in the world to be entered on the Ramsar list when it was registered on 8 May 1974.
www.australiawidetravel.com /inbound/attractions/Coburg_Marine.htm   (902 words)

  
 Travel Places
The peninsula juts out into the Arafura Sea on the north-west corner of Arnhem Land and is surrounded by bays, inlets, rocky headlands and coral reefs.
Cobourg Peninsula has spectacular scenery, with fantastic flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else.
The Cobourg Marine Park encompasses and protects the coastline with its unique fringing reef, home to dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles, manta rays and crocodiles to name a few, all of which are still traditionally hunted by the local Aboriginal custodians, as they have been doing for thousands of years.
www.travelplaces.co.uk /mr-stopovers-australia-northern-territory.htm   (2751 words)

  
 Cobourg activities Northern Territory - Travel - MyNRMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Established in 1838 it was the third attempt by the British to stake a claim to the northern coastline in response to Dutch and French expansionism.
Some intrepid fishos head down to the creek itself to try their luck, but the locals advise that it’s not a good idea to get distracted by what’s on the end of your line, because you may end up being caught yourself.
If you think Rex Hunt and his followers are plain weird, try fishing on the Cobourg Peninsula and you’ll understand their passion for the sport.
www.mynrma.com.au /northern_territory_cobourg_activities.asp   (1124 words)

  
 Cobourg Beach Huts - Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory.
This is an area of stark red cliffs and rocky outcrops at the edge of the Arafura Sea, clear tropical waters, white sandy beaches and sandstone formations.
Cobourg Peninsula embraces exquisite virgin wilderness, important wetlands, protected coral reefs and marine life, vast numbers of migratory birds, relics of the Macassan trading days and is rich in Aboriginal culture.
Cobourg Peninsula is highly regarded as the closest any fisherman will get to the 'sure' thing.
www.ozhorizons.com.au /nt/darwin/cobourg/home.html   (407 words)

  
 Travcoa
Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge is situated on the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, within one of the most magnificent and untouched tropical areas in the world.
The Cobourg Peninsula is part of Aboriginal Arnhem Land, where entry is by permit only and extremely limited.
The Cobourg Peninsula became the first reserve for the protection of flora and fauna in northern Australia in 1924.
www.travcoa.com /itindisplay.asp?itinid=208&ieid=628480   (2376 words)

  
 GEO_PLATE_C-3.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cobourg Peninsula shows progressively more submergence from east to west, possibly because of recent westward downwarping.
In the Arafura Sea north of the peninsula, this late September (springtime) scene shows ribbons or streamers of algae streaking the surface.
Especially on the north coast of Cobourg Peninsula, small fringing reefs are abundant (Figure C-3.2).
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_6/GEO_PLATE_C-3.HTML   (724 words)

  
 Fishing Australia - Cape Don in the Cobourg Peninsula
Heralded as one of the finest fishing location in Australia, Cobourg peninsula is an idyllic setting where fish are abundant and people are sparse.
Cape Don has access to a wide variety of saltwater fly fishing environments for the experienced or the novice fly fisherman wanting that “catch of a lifetime”.
Cobourg Peninsula is also a designated bird sanctuary wit habundant wildlife.
www.fishinginternational.com /location/ausdon.htm   (484 words)

  
 COBOURG PENINSULA, TOP END, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
The Coburg Peninsula is home to some of the best reef and tropical sports fishing in the world.
The quality of fishing is world-class, and Cobourg Peninsula has plenty of mangrove-lined billabongs jumping with barramundi, mangrove jack and other sportfish.
The Cobourg Peninsula is also a paradise for birdwatchers, and anyone who enjoys unique flora and fauna.
www.australianexplorer.com /cobourg_peninsula.htm   (275 words)

  
 Arnhem Land - Kakadu - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
The Cobourg Peninsula, on the north-west tip of Arnhem Land, is home to a variety of wildlife.
It is therefore advised to travel to Arnhem Land on a tour although it is possible to self drive (in a four-wheel drive only, due to road conditions) as long as one has the appropriate permit from the Northern Land Council.
Cobourg Peninsular is a particularly popular destination for four-wheel driving and fishing expeditions.
www.travelnt.com /en/explore/kakadu/region/arnhem-land.htm   (412 words)

  
 Cobourg Peninsula Gurig National Park 4WD Tours
The region as a whole offers an enormous variety of wildlife, birdlife and marine life in a truly pristine environment that is protected both by laws of the Australian government and by the remote, isolated location provided by nature.
Australia's first recognised RAMSAR Wetlands Area (wetlands of international importance) is located at Cobourg and is a major destination for migratory birds to Australia.
Cobourg Peninsula is home to the world's largest untamed population (approximately 3,000) of Banteng, a large ungulate similar in size to the Asian Water Buffalo.
www.northernaustralia.com /cobourg.html   (655 words)

  
 Cobourg Adventures
Heralded as one of the best fishing locations in Australia, Cobourg Peninsula offers endless possibilities and diversity and with over 250 recorded species, among which many are sought after sport and table fish, this is as good as it gets!
Cobourg Peninsula is renowned for its speedsters, whether trolling offshore reefs for spanish mackerel or casting poppers at rocky outcrops for trevally and queenfish - not much can match these fish for pure excitement.
With less than 1,500 visitors permitted into the area per annum, the Cobourg Peninsula is regarded as the closest any fishermen will get to a sure thing.
www.cobourgbeachhuts.com.au /fishing.html   (701 words)

  
 Seven Spirit Bay Resort, Hotel in Arnhemland, Cobourg Peninsula
Situated in Aboriginal Arnhem Land on the Cobourg Peninsula, the most northern tip of the Northern Territory it is surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Gurig National Park and Cobourg Marine Park.
Cobourg Peninsula is the northern most tip of the Northern Territory, all of it preserved as the Gurig National Park, a vast, pristine tropical savanna wilderness
At Seven Spirit Bay we specialise in customised, guided fishing adventures to suit small groups or the individual, so if you are looking for a new challenge in your fishing career, why not come and sample the best fishing and the most informative guides that the Top End have to offer.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/northern_territory/hotels/nt_seven_spirit_bay.html   (685 words)

  
 Kakadu-Cobourg-Arnhemland
Unique opportunities to experience the colonial history and awesome animal and marine life of Cobourg Peninsula, the Aboriginal culture and rock art of Arnhemland, the majestic waterfalls that proliferate Kakadu National Park.
Your private tour guide can take you to remote Cobourg Peninsula and the spectacular beauty of Gurig Ganuk Barlu National and Marine Park where you can see the ruins of Victoria Settlement, a disastrous early attempt to settle Australia's northern coast.
Cobourg also offers a unique historical opportunity to view the remains of early settlement attempts by the British.
www.travel-innovations.com /cobourg.htm   (1520 words)

  
 Gulf Savannah Regions Of Northern Australia - Cobourg Peninsula - Gurig Ganuk Barlu National Park
The Gurig Ganuk Barlu National Park on remote Cobourg Peninsula occupies an area of 2,207 square kilometres including some outlying islands.
Cobourg Peninsula is home to the world's largest untamed population of banteng cattle (approximately 3,000).
Teeming with life, the waters of Cobourg Peninsula are every fisherman's dream.
www.savannah-guides.com.au /page2-11.html   (874 words)

  
 Location Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Port Essington (including the Cobourg Peninsula and Gurig National Park) The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Port Essington, and the township which was variously known as Victoria or Port Victoria, is another instance of an unsuccessful attempt to settle the northern coastline of Australia.
The ruins of Port Essington are located on the Cobourg Peninsula some 300 kilometres north of Darwin (570 km by road in a 4WD via Kakadu National Park).
www.cruise.com /LE5/Default/LocationID_12866/index.html   (851 words)

  
 Tiwi-cobourg - Bioregional summaries - Nature of the NT - Wildlife - NRETA - NT Government - Australia
This coastal region comprises Australia's second and fifth largest islands (Melville and Bathurst Island in the Tiwi island group), Croker Island and the adjacent Cobourg Peninsula.
The bioregion is particularly significant because the isolation of its islands and mainland peninsula offer some refugial protection for its biota from threatening processes.
All wetlands of the Cobourg Peninsula (including swamplands, mangroves and coasts) are included within a Ramsar site, and recognised as the nationally important wetland complex NT023 (wetland types A6, A7, A8, A9, B14 and A10).
www.nt.gov.au /nreta/wildlife/nature/tiwicobourg.html   (1229 words)

  
 Welcome to Charles Darwin University
A species of cattle native to Indonesia and listed internationally as an endangered species is thriving on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
John Christophersen, chairman of the Cobourg Peninsula Sanctuary and Marine Park Board, said today: “This news has major implications for the management of the Cobourg herd, and perhaps other large endangered animals throughout the world.
The study was commissioned by the traditional owners of Cobourg through the Cobourg Peninsula Sanctuary and Marine Park Board (which consists of Aboriginal and government members).
www.cdu.edu.au /newsroom/story.php?nID=170   (410 words)

  
 Kimberley Dreams 4WD Tours and Charters Northern Australia
Upon arrival on the Cobourg Peninsula your expedition leaders will meet and transfer you by four wheel drive vehicle to a permanent safari camp.
There are six different species of turtle that nest on the Cobourg Peninsula.
Cobourg Peninsula protects the first wetlands recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under the agreement called "The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance", commonly known as RAMSAR.
www.kimberleys.com.au /10day_nae.html   (958 words)

  
 Seven Spirit Bay, Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory
Seven Spirit Bay is situated in Aboriginal Arnhemland on the Cobourg Peninsula, the most northern tip of the Northern Territory, and is so special that a permit must be obtained from the traditional owners of the land for each visitor to enter.
The Lodge is surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, including Cobourg Marine Park, and is accessed by twin-engine plane from Darwin.
The carrier also reserves the right to decide the suitability or otherwise of meteorological and other conditions for normal performance of a flight and to modify the time and place of departure or landing and the route and accepts no responsibility for making other flight connections.
www.trulyaustralia.com /coast/eSevenSpiritBay.htm   (1514 words)

  
 Sport fishing Australia - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
The Cobourg Peninsula is located on the north-west tip of Arnhem Land, boasting saltwater creeks, estuaries, reefs and open sea, making the possibilities endless for all kinds of fishing, but especially sports fishing.
Fishing charters are the best way to experience this region and they leave from Gove Peninsula in North East Arnhem Land, the Cobourg Peninsula and Maningrida.
The Cobourg Peninsula, including Croker Island, is also another hot spot as are Groote Eylandt and throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria.
www.travelnt.com /en/experience/fishing/experience/sport-fishing.htm   (499 words)

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