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Accommodation is limited you will need to ring the hotels to book and say you are an ATSIMA conference delegate ... if you try to book online everything will appear to be booked out already.

Accommodation is available in Nhulunbuy 18 km from Yirrkala Community. A bus will transport delegates from Walkabout Hotel and Gove Peninsula Hotel to Yirrkala and return each day of the conference, this bus trip will fit with the program on each day.

WALKABOUT LODGE - Nhulunbuy -(08) 8939 2000

The Walkabout Lodge boasts numerous facilities to ensure your stay is comfortable. A newsagency is located beside the Tavern and a hair and beauty salon is conveniently located inside the Walkabout Lodge. 

The lodge also offers:

  • comfortable, air-conditioned rooms
  • a fully licensed restaurant
  • a cocktail bar with a large LCD screen
  • shaded resort swimming pool
  • tropical landscaped gardens
  • guest laundry
  • function rooms
  • free Wi-Fi

Room Types:

Sun 26/7/20 to Wed 29/7/20

Single Occupancy $245 per night
Double Occupancy $275 per night
Contractor Room (shared bathroom) $180 per night 
Family Room (quadruple share) $390 per night 
Suite Double Occupancy $310 per night

When making booking at Walkabout Lodge please advise you are attending the ATSIMA conference - final payment for room must be paid by 31 March 2020 directly to Walkabout Lodge.

Walkabout Lodge Nhulunbuy

GOVE HOTEL - Nhulunbuy - (08) 8987 0700

Room Types:

Sun 26/7/20 to Tue 28/7/20

Single Rate $180 per night
Twin Share Rate $195 per night

Wed 29/7/20

Single Rate $195 per night
Twin Share Rate $210 per night

When making booking at Gove Hotel please advise you are attending the ATSIMA conference - final payment for room must be paid by 31 March 2020 directly to Gove Hotel.


The GARMA Festival of Traditional Cultures commences on the 31 July 2020 the day after ATSIMA conference concludes.  

Gove Peninsula Hotel

Accommodation - AIRBNB

There is accommodation available in Nhulunbuy for the conference dates currently on Airbnb as of 28/2/20.



The Walkabout Lodge have camping sites for delegates bringing a camper or tent as follows:

  • 12 powered sites available & 13 unpowered
  • All sites are $45 per site (based on a two person share)
  • Any extra guests are a further $5 each.

Camping is available in designated areas. Permits are required through Dhimurru Land Management (08) 8987 3992).


Taxi Services

To book a taxi or mini bus in Nhulunbuy just call 131 008. If you calling from outside Gove call (08) 8987 1144. There is a taxi rank located in Nhulunbuy Township (Endeavour Square) opposite the Visitor Information Centre and the Town Pool. Homeland Taxi Service There is also a Homeland Taxi service that services the local communities. To book a Homeland Transport taxi call (08) 8987 3524.

Airport Shuttle 

An airport shuttle bus service run by Kansas Transportation operates between the airport and Nhulunbuy for a base rate of $15 per person. The Gove Airport is located 15 minutes from the town centre of Nhulunbuy. Find out more about flying to Nhulunbuy.  


Qantas and Airnorth fly to Nhulunbuy (also known as Gove) which is about 17km from Yirrkala.


Car Hire recommendations:  Manny’s Car Rentals (08) 89872300, Gove Rentals (08 8987 1700) and Nhulunbuy Ute Hire (08 89872872).

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