Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

4.8
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Top End
Must see · Ruin · National Park
Ubirr charms with its poise and beauty. A main draw is the collection of Aboriginal rock paintings, continuously painted since 40,000BC. Look out for art depicting barramundi, turtles, and possums. Other rock faces show images of kangaroos and fish painted in X-ray art. Predating these are paintings of Mimi spirits, thin figures believed to be the first of the Creation Ancestors to paint on rock. Look for the Tasmanian tiger, a painting drawn 2,000 years ago. Climb to the top of Ubirr for a panoramic view of the floodplains and wetlands. Don’t miss viewing the Rainbow Serpent Gallery and its sacred path, an important part in Aboriginal spiritual beliefs. Plan your Ubirr visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gunbalanya using our Gunbalanya trip builder tool.
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  • This was so much better than I expected. The artworks were phenomenal, but when you add in the view of far ranging Savannah’s and rugged wilderness. This is the real deal.  more »
  • Even though it was the wet season we journeyed to Ubirr for a look. It was 36 degrees but then best site by far. very worth your time  more »

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