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Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

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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. To visit Ubirr and other attractions in Kakadu National Park, use our Kakadu National Park itinerary planner.
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  • Amazing 360degree views after a bit of a climb. Magnificent place. The Aboriginal art is wonderful too.  more »
  • Ubirr is well worth the diversion when visiting Kakadu NP. It has a fine collection of cave paintings, scattered over quite a large, walkable, area. There is also a fantastic climb to get the 360 deg ...  more »
  • Watched the sunset over the plains. Absolutely gorgeous. The rock art was very interesting as well. Listened to a ranger talk about the land and he was very good. The walk was short, with only a few b...  more »

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