Peppimentarti – Arnhem and Western

Peppimenarti is a welcoming and beautifully landscaped community. Peppimenarti was established in 1972 by Aboriginal people who had originally been living at Daly River for the purpose of establishing their own enterprises (particularly cattle).

Peppimenarti from their air
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The Peppimenarti, Wadeye and Daly River communities have a strong Aboriginal culture with regular ceremonies conducted in the district. Peppimenarti is known for its art and craft. Organised tours travel to Peppimenarti to experience traditional weaving, sample bush tucker and Aboriginal culture.


Peppimenarti School caters for children from pre-school to pear 9 and is based in the community and while part of the school is based at the Emu Outstation.


The local clinic is staffed by a resident nurse. The doctor visits the community once a week and a dentist visits once a month. Pharmaceuticals arrive once per week with the doctor. There are Aero Medical flights to Darwin in cases of medical emergency.

Recreation activities

Popular activities include fishing, bushwalking, weaving and occasionally swimming. Members can go to Wadeye or Daly River in time off however the community is cut off during the wet season for a considerable period of time due to flooding of major roads, rivers and creek systems. The area is very scenic with outstanding photographic opportunities of the floodplains, wildlife, escarpment country, waterfalls and indigenous culture and ceremonies.


The Moyle and Little Moyle River Systems are in the district with Barramundi blue water fishing prevalent.