Aboriginal rock art
Kakadu is home to one of the world’s highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art.
Nourlangie Rock art site: See rock crevices cut by Dreamtime ancestors at Nourlangie Rock, or view a painting of Lightning Man, the Dreamtime ancestor who still controls the violent wet season lightning storms, in the nearby Anbangang Gallery. The paintings at the base can be reached by a 1.5 kilometre (0.9 mile) circular walk. Accessible for most of the year, during the 'dry' season (April until October), you'll be accompanied by park rangers who will provide informative talks about Aboriginal art and culture. For the more adventurous, we recommend visiting the Gunwarddehwardde lookout which provides impressive views of both Kakadu's escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.
Ubirr Rock: Ubirr is one of Kakadu's two most famous rock art galleries. The art sites at Ubirr can be reached by following an easy 1 kilometre (0.6 mile) circular walking track. Check out a painting of the Rainbow Serpent and some of the world’s finest examples of X-ray art. You’ll see hand prints of animals, hunters and Dreamtime figures, as well as shelters, stone tools, grindstones, rock art and ochre for ceremonial paint. Learn how the art depicts Kakadu’s social, cultural and natural history on a guided tour or through the interpretative signs. If you're keen for a bit more, you can take the moderately steep 250 metre (273 yard) climb that takes you to Nadab Lookout that provides amazing views across the floodplains.