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Ubirr Rock Art
Traditionally, people camped beneath Ubirr’s cool rocky shelters
and used the plants and animals of the nearby floodplain and East
Alligator River for food, tools and medicine. The smooth stone
surfaces were perfect for painting on. Much of the art here features
fish, turtles, goanna and other important food animals. At the
main gallery, a painting of a thylacine (the Tasmanian tiger,
which became extinct on the mainland more than two thousand years
ago) is a rare treat, and gives an idea of the age of some of
this art. Ubirr’s rock art is considered among the best in the
world, with fine examples of x-ray painting as well as contact
art from the time when Indigenous people first encountered Europeans.
Stories about behaviour and law are told at the Mabuyu, Narmarrkan
Sisters and Rainbow Serpent paintings. Marvel at the intricate
layers of paintings and come away filled with wonder.
Sunset is a great time to visit. Gaze out over the floodplains,
woodlands and dark ribbons of rainforest, and let the spirit and
serenity of Kakadu envelop you. During kudjewg (monsoon season),
dramatic storms roll in and lightning shows illuminate the skyline.
As the sun sets, the birds begin their evening song, the Wilkins
rock wallaby darts about in the shadows of the escarpment getting
ready for the night and the blue-winged kookaburras call out to
tell everyone they are home for the evening. Locals refer to this
as ‘the call of Kakadu’.
Ranger guided walks
Some of Kakadu’s most important ancestral figures are depicted
at Ubirr. If you can, join a ranger guided tour to learn the fascinating
history and stories of this timeless spot. Talks take place all
year round and are included in the price of your park pass. A
1 km circular track takes you past the rock art sites before a
steep 250 m climb to a rocky lookout with 360-degree views of
Arnhem Land and the Nadab floodplain. Allow at least an hour for
this walk, or more if you want to sit at the lookout and absorb
Cruise to Ubirr
Ubirr is accessible most of the year – check the Kakadu road report
for current conditions. If the road to Ubirr is flooded, you can
still visit the site on a Magela boat cruise. This is a very special
way to get to Ubirr that not many people have the chance to experience.
The area around the main art site is flat and accessible
Please note – for cultural reasons, alcohol is not permitted
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