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Nourlangie

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Nourlangie Area features stunning rock art galleries and impressive views from Gunwarddehwardde lookout of Kakadu's escarpment and Nourlangie... more » Owner description: The Nourlangie Area features stunning rock art galleries and impressive views from Gunwarddehwardde lookout of Kakadu's escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.During the dry season you can learn more about the park's ancient heritage from ranger talks at the galleries, or enjoy a walk and relaxing picnic at Anbangbang Billabong. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is down a sealed road, has relatively easy, mostly paved or steel walkways, and combines an amazing hill, rock shelters, rock art and a great lookout in one place. Definitely a must-see.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The turnoff towards Nourlangie rock is on the left hand side between Jabiru and Cooinda. It is one of the best places to see the most abundant rock art in many styles. There are a few walks around the area including the: The Burrunggui walk which is the name of the upper parts of Nourlangie and where most of the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

You need to have a guide who knows and explains Aboriginal history to understand the rock art, and to marvel at the apparent age of some of them.

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Blind River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Besides being a lovely walk with great trails, the rock art is fascinating and varied. There are descriptive boards at each site with a very comprehensive explanation of the art. This really is great if you happen to go there without a guide. Certainly a must see.

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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Nourlangie, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the art explanation - not everyone can manage to be at the park when a guided walk is available so we try to cater for all visitors! We are currently working on revamping our interpretation throughout the park to make it even better – come back in a year or so! Regards, Tanya, Parks Australia More

Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Fantastic ancient art work, tough remember to take your bottled water. Totally different to Ubirri Rock, though both are well worth seeing

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I really love how the government presents historic sites like this. Clean and neat, the walking trails are either paved or groomed perfectly, the rock art (aka petroglyphs) is (are) safely (we hope!) behind low railings, and there is just the right amount of supporting information to make a few hours looking at the astonishing rock art a high point... More

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The paintings are amazing - even though the ones closer to the base are recent, they are truly amazing and really capture the spirit of the land and culture. I liked the art here better than at Ubirr. The bugs were horrendous, however. When we were there the little black flies would not stop pestering us. Worth it nonetheless.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Only in comparison to Ubirr does Nourlangie rate 4 stars. Anywhere else in the world, it would be a 5 star attraction. The 20,000 year old rock art is humbling. We happened upon a tour being led by a ranger and eavesdropped. We were fortunate that we did, and I recommend hitching along with a tour if possible, as it... More

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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Nourlangie, responded to this review

We’re so glad to hear that you caught one of our free ranger-led walks – they are fascinating, aren’t they? As you will see from other reviews they are very popular! During the dry season the rangers lead a variety of free guided walks, as well as cultural activities and slideshows. Regards, Tanya, Parks Australia More

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visiting Nourlangie is a must. Many visitors only walk around the paths at the base of the rocks to view the rock paintings. Doing so short changes the visit. It's imperative to traverse all the paths around the rocks including the path to the Gunwarddehwardde lookout that looks towards Arnhem Land, the Kakadu Escarpment and the wetlands.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Fantastic rock art, great views and lovely walking tracks. Easy to get to just off main highway.Check at the Bowali Visitor Centre to see if they are doing a free guided tour with the rangers, I think this would greatly enhance the trip

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