Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Top End
Ruin Landmark Must See
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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  • It was 35 degree hot sunny day and it is January, the wet season. We have visited information centre to find out where to go and was offered to go to Ubirr with kids. In the middle of the road from...  more »
  • We did the trek up to Ubirr rock in the summer wet season. There is a lot of amazing aboriginal rock art work along the route and I highly recommend it. Please take lots of water on this trek. The...  more »
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