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Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park

(4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Sacred place of the aborigines. You climb up a hill of naked rock that allows spectacular views of the Australian bush. Before you get there is a path with ancient graffiti that deserve to be seen. Always respect the sacred area. Water Hat required.
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  • A aboriginal use area where the natives stayed during the wet season. The walls of the rock faces served as canvases for their traditional paintings and storyboards. This is a heritage site for sure. 
  • The park offers these free ranger led tours and we'd highly recommend the Nourlangie rock art tour. For this tour alone, it was worth paying the park entry fee. Our guide was the brilliant Christian D...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very nice place, untapped natural beauty!
  • Awesome unique art and the bush walk in one
  • Fascinating place.