Croker Island (Northern Territory)
with the Cobourg Peninsula
<1 inh / km²
|Cobourg Peninsula , with CROKER ISLAND in the north. The island's capital, Minjilang, is marked there with the word MISSION BUILDINGS .|
Croker Island is an island in the Arafura Sea off the coast of the Northern Territory in Australia , 200 km northeast of Darwin . It is separated from the Cobourg Peninsula to the west by Bowen Strait , which at its narrowest point is 2.5 km wide and 8.5 km long. In the north and east lies the Arafurasee, in the south and southeast lies Mountnorris Bay . Croker Island measures 43 km from Point David (in the south, also Inngirnatj ) to Cape Croker (in the north), up to 15 km wide, with a land area of 331.5 km². The highest point on the island is only 15 m above sea level. The only significant settlement on Croker Island is the Aboriginal community of Minjilang , located on Mission Bay on the east coast.