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. 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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  • I missed this on my first visit and had to make sure that I got there this time around. It is without a doubt the jewel in Kakadu's crown ! Superlatives fail me, from the outstanding rock art, to the ...  more »
  • There is a short walk along the wall paintings that is nice to see, somme are really very old. It is worth climbing to the top (fairly well to do) to be able to enjoy the beautiful view.
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  • It's what drive but great to have the drawings on the rocks to see with their own eyes. The history and antiquity are impressive. Admiration for the original residents who have lived in primitive conditions there compared to our standards.
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