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Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism

Contact Details
(08) 8987 2828
PO Box 1695 Nhulunbuy, NT 0881


Shop 7 (QANTAS OFFICE) Endeavour Square
Nhulunbuy, NT 0880


Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Overview

Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism is a  centre that provides Indigenous tourism businesses with front and back office services to assist with effective business management. Lirrwi is based in the Qantas Office in Nhulunbuy and provides some visitor information and booking services for Yolngu and other tourism experiences in the East Arnhem Region.

The vision for the Hub  

Lirrwy Yolngu Tourism has been established to assist develop, market, support and coordinate the consistent supply of authentic Yolgnu experiences at a level of quality and reliability demanded by the market”. Lirrwi's aim is to develop and make available new Indigenous tourism products and to stimulate new economic activity by developing tourism on Yolngu country.  Tourism on Aboriginal land in East Arnhem is a new industry. While tourism activities have occurred sporadically, and through the annual Garma Festival, Lirrwi represents a concerted and coordinated effort to build this industry regionally.

The aim is to produce complementary outcomes for Indigenous economic development, regional development and tourism industry development.

Benefits include:  

  • increased Yolngu involvement in the regional  tourism industry
  • additional employment opportunities for Yolngu on homelands and in arrangements that work flexibly with other employment opportunities, particularly across tourism, land management and Aboriginal arts sectors
  • capitalise on demand for quality Indigenous cultural experiences where there is genuine opportunity for engagement with Indigenous people
  • increased pride for Yolngu through participating in activities that showcase culture and country and produce meaningful engagement and networks with non-Indigenous people nationally and internationally
  • stimulus and flow-on benefits for non-Indigenous operators and the regional economy of East Arnhem Land and
  • development of a regional tourism destination in the Northern Territory with a brand image strongly connected to its Yolngu cultural and land assets.

For more information please visit the Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Website

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