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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  • We went to Ubirr early in the morning so we could go to Cahill's Crossing at high tide to see the crocs chase the barra as they came over the causeway. What a show!!! The rock art at Ubirr and the...  more »
  • walk a nice trail looking at ancient aboriginal art and get a nice spot to watch the sunset. totally worth it  more »

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