Ubirr, Gunbalanya

4.8
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Top End
Ruin · National Park
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 Gunbalanya using our Gunbalanya trip builder tool.
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  • Very easy walk from the carpark to most of the artworks. We arrived at around 3:30pm on a 38C day and it was hot! Take lots of water. The climb up the rocks to see the final artworks and view of the.....  more »
  • This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Kakadu. The rock art was fascinating and it’s well worth the climb to the top of Ubirr. The view is spectacular. I  more »

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