Beautiful coastline, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Groote Eylandt (GTE)

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Visiting from Darwin to Groote Eylandt

When to visit

Visit Groote Eylandt in East Arnhem Land for an adventure. Located in the Northern Territory, this stunning location is one you can't miss. The best time to visit the Northern Territory is during the dry season, May to October. Temperatures range from 21°C to 32°C, these are similar to the wet season but with lower humidity and there’s little to no rain. The days are sunny and the nights are mild, making the best time to take advantage of the outdoors for activities such as bushwalking, hiking, camping, fishing and enjoying cultural festivals.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Groote Eylandt Airport (GTE). Groote Eylandt island lies about 50 km from the Northern Territory mainland, and is in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Airnorth operate flights from Gove Airport and Darwin to Groote Eylandt serveral times per week.

Arriving in Groote Eylandt

Once you land in Groote Eylandt, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff, with a few transport options available.

Getting into Groote Eylandt from Groote Eylandt Airport

From the airport, its best to hire a car or 4-wheel drive to get to your destination. Alternatively, contact you hotel to arrange a transfer.

Getting around Groote Eylandt

The best way to get around Groote Eylandt is to rent a car, or bicycle as the island is very small. Another option is to join a fishing tour or cruise to see the pristine waters.

When to visit

Visit Groote Eylandt in East Arnhem Land for an adventure. Located in the Northern Territory, this stunning location is one you can't miss. The best time to visit the Northern Territory is during the dry season, May to October. Temperatures range from 21°C to 32°C, these are similar to the wet season but with lower humidity and there’s little to no rain. The days are sunny and the nights are mild, making the best time to take advantage of the outdoors for activities such as bushwalking, hiking, camping, fishing and enjoying cultural festivals.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Groote Eylandt Airport (GTE). Groote Eylandt island lies about 50 km from the Northern Territory mainland, and is in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Airnorth operate flights from Gove Airport and Darwin to Groote Eylandt serveral times per week.

Arriving in Groote Eylandt

Once you land in Groote Eylandt, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff, with a few transport options available.

Getting into Groote Eylandt from Groote Eylandt Airport

From the airport, its best to hire a car or 4-wheel drive to get to your destination. Alternatively, contact you hotel to arrange a transfer.

Getting around Groote Eylandt

The best way to get around Groote Eylandt is to rent a car, or bicycle as the island is very small. Another option is to join a fishing tour or cruise to see the pristine waters.

Departure information

Fly from Darwin

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Darwin, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Darwin Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International Airport (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic and international services operate from the same airport.

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.