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Ubirr, Gunbalanya

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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 place gives you a real sense of Kakadu. The sunset view of the plains is impressive and the rock art gives you insight into the lives of those people who have traversed this land for tens of... 
    This place gives you a real sense of Kakadu. The sunset view of the plains is impressive and the rock art gives you insight into the lives of those people who have traversed this land for tens of...  more »
  • Takes about 20-30 mins to walk and climb up the rock but absolutely worth it. The art along the way as well as the views from the top make this a very worthwhile trip. The climb can be a little steep....  more
    Takes about 20-30 mins to walk and climb up the rock but absolutely worth it. The art along the way as well as the views from the top make this a very worthwhile trip. The climb can be a little steep....  more »
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  • Amazing place! NOT TO BE MISSED! You get a real perspective of the floodplains and the high rocks surrounding, bringing back memories from hearing about it in the dreamtime stories. With just a small amount of rainfall you will see amazing waterfalls and the potential for the floodplains to be underwater in the wet season! Met Jacob in 2010 and was granted permission to visit sandy beach, and a waterfall site, see my other reviews for more info.
  • Fantastic place to view out across the plains of Kakadu, highly recommend. Sunset is meant to be spectacular although we skipped in favour of a dip in the pool. Indigenous art also well worth the stop

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