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Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park

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Walk along the paths at Nourlangie Rock to see ancient Aboriginal rock art and shelters. The 1.5 km (5,000 ft) circular walk takes you around hand-painted images on the rock walls of the Rainbow Serpent, spirits, and other mythical Aboriginal creatures. You will see a diverse range of wetlands birdlife and aquatic animals. The climb to the lookout is rather steep, so be careful when ascending. Plan to see Nourlangie Rock and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kakadu National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful nature reserves of Australia. Lots and lots of water, swamps and rivers. You can be with special flat boats tours on the endless water masses. The aborigines bring you to the most beautiful places on Earth. A real bird paradise! In the water you can see crocodiles swimming with a bit of luck. It is quiet as a mouse and you only hear but "nature". Even the engines of the boats are hardly to hear. Once ashore you can create beautiful and long walks through gorges and rock formations. If you have tamed this rotsplateau's you can enjoy immense views of "Arnhem land". A lot of green meadows and swamps. If you are in Australia is a trip to Darwin where the excursions start actually a must.
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  • There is a lookout point on the road down to the Nourlangie rockface. I can't remember it's name but it is a short 300m steepish rock walk. When you look back to the Nourlangie rock, it is stunning! H...  more »
  • I had one day to see some of the rock paintings in Kakadu and chose OffRoad Dreaming as a small tour organizer to get me there: It was truly a wonderful choice as the guide was incredibly well informe...  more »
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  • Nice and quiet, fairly easily accessible rock art. Worth the trip
  • I love to read the signs and the stories behind the art
  • Ranger guided tour a must. Explained the meaning and stories behind the rock art. Beautiful historic site.
  • Highly recommend doing the ranger guided tour of the area to learn about the history and culture of the area.
  • Nice view