On the McArthur River, out near the Gulf of Carpentaria, Borroloola has a wonderful end-of-the-road feel to it – it's a sleepy, slightly neglected place that revels in its remoteness. There's a good Indigenous art centre, some fine wildlife and conservation reserves in neighbouring country and fabulous barramundi fishing.
The town isn't actually on the Gulf of Carpentaria – it's a further 59km to the Bing Bong port loading facility, from which you'll have obscured views of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The nearby McArthur River zinc mine is the town's lifeblood.
These are the traditional lands of the Yanyuwa people.