Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

#1 of 11 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 history here is astounding and the rock art of high quality. My grandson and I climbed to the top of the rock after we had done the galleries and the view of the wetlands with a big tropical storm...  more »
  • It should be some culture already on such a tour. In addition to the many caves, there are drawings here wonderful views across the country to enjoy!
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