The Northeast Arnhem Land region comprises six seasons – Dharratharra, Rarranhdharr, Dhuluḏur, Gunmul, Mayaltha and Miḏawarr.
Jungles provide plenty of shade and tucker. Our jungle is especially important for women and they have strong knowledge for these areas.
We call the rocky high ground all around Gurruwiling bukul-nah and larr.
Our woodland plant communities are diverse. It is an important habitat for animals like glider possums, ringtail possums, many birds, bats and lizards.
To the north of Gurruwiling the coastal landscapes include beaches, mangroves, reefs, and offshore islands.
Gurruwiling is the largest freshwater ecosystem in Arnhem Land and the largest paperbark swamp in Australia.