Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

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#1 of 9 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 Kakadu National Park using our Kakadu National Park trip builder tool .
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  • The experience of this beautiful area is becoming negatively impacted on by too many visitors. Many of these visitors just want to climb to the highest point. However, the rock art, the amazing rock f...  more »
  • First see the rock art, the colours are so vivid still and there is so much to see! The 360 degree views from the mound are stunning and the sunset is beautiful, only downside is that there are so man...  more »
  • This is one of 2 centers of Rock Art in Kakadu National Park that is easily accessible from your car. Take the river tour, eat at the Border Cafe, be amazed by the art, and then watch the sun set. Pur...  more »

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