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Gapuwiyak is a Yolŋu community of approximately 1000 people located 220 kilometres from Nhulunbuy, approximately a three hour drive.

The Gapuwiyak community was established in the 1960s with the arrival of missionaries. A mission was developed based around a timber mill that supplied cypress pine to other missions in the region.

Today Gapuwiyak is home to the Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Centre, and the community sits on the shore of the picturesque Lake Evella.

A permit is required from the Northern Land Council to visit this community.  

Gapuwiyak Contractors Quarters

The Gapuwiyak Contractors Quarters is a short two minute walk from the Gapuwiyak airport and down to the Council Office, ALPA shop and health clinic. Gapuwiyak is approximately 220 kilometres west south west of Nhulunbuy. All bedrooms can be booked on a shared or private basis and have access to two communal bathrooms with a shower and toilet. The building is air conditioned with a communal kitchen, dining/lounge area and free to air television as well as a washing machine for your use. The are...

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Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Centre is located in the stunning community of Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella, 220 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy. The art centre is community owned and operated and sells locally produced works as well as housing its own collection. The Art Centre supports over 100 artists from Gapuwiyak and surrounding homelands, and assists artists to collect and prepare materials, make high-quality art, explore ideas, develop knowledge and skills, exhibit, market and...

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Gurrambalk Accommodation

Gurrambalk Accommodation and Business Village is located in Gapuwiyak, 220 kilometres from Nhulunbuy or approximately a three hour drive. The community-run Goŋ-Ḏäl Aboriginal Corporation operate Gurrambalk Accommodation, which has single and double accommodation units on offer with shared kitchen and living facilities and wifi. There is a large covered outdoor space with fans, undercover parking and a shared laundry with an additional bathroom.

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