Croker Island lies where the Arafura Sea meets the Timor Sea to the east of Coburg Peninsula. About an hour's flight from Darwin, it is Aboriginal-owned land and, as such, a permit from the Northern Land Council is required for all visitors.
Many Aborigines acknowledge Croker Island as the birthplace of the Rainbow Serpent - one of the most important spiritual beings in tales of the Dreamtime.
Its landscape is flat, covered with tropical rainforest and fringed by sandy beaches and coral reef. Birds such as brolga and jabiru are abundant, and anglers flock to try their luck with Croker's many species of tropical fish. There is one general store on Croker Island, and supplies are flown in once a week from Darwin.
Temperatures for Croker Island
Croker Island has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Croker Island is approximately 32 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 25 °c.
Croker Island has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Croker Island is approximately 30 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 20 °c.
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