The area around Gunbalanya is known as Stone Country, a name inspired by the spectacular Arnhem Land escarpment and rock formations that emerge from the floodplains surrounding the town. The community is situated near the East Alligator River on a small ridge between coastal black soil plain marshes.

The spectacular natural wilderness provides a range of recreational bush activities and outdoor pursuits, barramundi fishing and social barbecues. There is a swimming pool and a local sport and recreation club.


The Gunbalanya Community Education Centre (CEC) provides preschool, primary and secondary education for the young people of Gunbalanya and adults through its various educational programs.


The Community Health Centre provides primary health care services to the residents via a mix of Aboriginal health workers and registered nurses, as well as visits by a district medical officer.

All health emergencies are airlifted (via the NT Aerial Medical Service) to Darwin Public Hospital.


  • Ubirr Rock
  • Gateway to Arnhem Land
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Injalak Art and Craft Centre
  • Injalak Hill Walking Tours