The commuity is situated adjacent to Lake Evella and the upper reaches of the Buckinham River in North East Arnhem Land. Gapuwiyak is approximately 60km south east of Elcho Island, 40km inland from Arnhem Bay, and about 22okm west south west of Nhulunbuy.

The community is accessible by road or air. Road access, 4wd only, is via a turn-off from the Central Arnhem road about 200km from Nhulunbuy. Travel time from Nhulunbuy is approximately 2.5 hours depending on road/weather conditions. There is a sealed airstriip in the community. Travel time to Nhulunbuy is 30-35 mins. A weekly freight barge service from Darwin lands goods at a landing 23km from Gapuwiyak.

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