Borroloola, a remote community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria and once a frontier town, is now the capital of the Gulf region. Home to four main indigenous language groups, the area includes many large cattle stations. Fishing and camping remain a way of life for locals and travellers chasing barramundi. Borroloola offers a range of services including motel accommodation, camping, fuel, restaurants, groceries, hardware, mechanical services, health clinic and police.