Ubirr, Gunbalanya

4.8
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Top End
Must see · 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 dropped in here after we came back frim the boat ride. Stopped in abiut 15klms frim the hwy. Its picturesque surrounds and the sound of the birds is well worth a look. Has toilet amenities and...  more »
  • One of the best experiences of my life. The guides are fun & make for a great day. Some of the best scenery I have ever seen in my lifetime. Recommend 100% !! DO IT !  more »

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