Arnhem land - Central Arnhem Road

Central Arnhem Road

Have you travelled to Nhulunbuy via the Central Arnhem Road, from Katherine in the Northern Territory?

A $225 million investment starts mid 2020 to seal almost half of the 710 km road. 

Known as the Bulman Road it is one of the great Aussie 4WD tracks. The 710 km road passes through Indigenous lands, and starts 50 km south of Katherine, off the Stuart Highway. 

Dry season is the best time to tackle this popular road and explore this area, please note permits are required. 

As well as tourism, the road services Indigenous communities, agriculture, mining and  the proposed Arnhem Space Centre, in partnership with NASA. 

As well as sealing, the Central Arnhem Road Upgrade will involve reconstructing, widening, and flood immunity improvements to priority sections of the route to a fit-for-purpose standard.

Benefits include improved freight efficiency, connectivity, flood immunity and travel time so access to remote communities is increased. 

By providing safer overtaking opportunities, they hope to reduce vehicle crashes and enhance safety.

In Camps 10 you’ll find NT sites 140 – 152 along this route, also listed in the Camps Australia Wide App. If you have visited these sites lately, please email images to info@campsaustraliawide.com or add directly to their site (with reviews, if possible) on the Camps Australia Wide App.

Works on the road are due to finish mid 2021, weather permitting.

The Central Arnhem Road extends from near Katherine to Nhulunbuy, in the Northern Territory source Camps 10 book

The Central Arnhem Road extends from near Katherine to Nhulunbuy, in the Northern Territory.  Source: Camps 10 book