Ubirr

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

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Ubirr, home to some of the world's most outstanding Aboriginal rock art, depicting sources of food, wildlife and the creation ancestors. The panoramic views at the top show surrounds of Kakadu National Park, the East Alligator River and Arnhem Land, a view that is favoured at sunset.
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Bunbury, Australia788 contributions
Couples
Recommended to us at the airport while chatting, we were glad we made the little drive out and back in the dark.

Artwork is brilliantly amazing and once you climb to the top, the view will take your breath away.

Recommend arriving 3.30/4pmish to get a park and then taking your time looking at the artwork before climbing up to the top around 5pm to grab a spot for the the sunset, depending on time of year.

Wear walking shoes and take some nibbles too.
Written August 1, 2022
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Sarah B
Claremont, Australia114 contributions
Family
Very easy walk from the carpark to most of the artworks. We arrived at around 3:30pm on a 38C day and it was hot! Take lots of water. The climb up the rocks to see the final artworks and view of the plains was a bit of work for me (dodgy knee) but my husband and teens were fine. The view from the top is spectacular - greenery for miles. Well worth the visit.
Written September 30, 2021
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Priyanka S
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Friends
Did not expect the spectacular sunset I witnessed at Ubirr! Loved the little hike to get to the top - made the sunset all the more worth it! Slight breeze at the top as well. Recommend going at around 5.45pm-6pm so it's not too hot. Many beautiful moments to reflect on the wonder that is our earth and life. Would go again and again.
Written August 23, 2020
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Mark J
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
We did the trek up to Ubirr rock in the summer wet season. There is a lot of amazing aboriginal rock art work along the route and I highly recommend it. Please take lots of water on this trek. The sunset into the distance is well worth it.
Written January 7, 2020
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mazzaintazza
London, UK314 contributions
Couples
Kakadu is a World Heritage Site in part for its cultural heritage & there are several stunning rock art sites to explore. Ubirr is on a sealed road 40km from the township of Jabiru. An easy to moderate loop walk takes you to 6 or 7 art sites. Decent interpretation and beautiful wooden handrails means you keep beyond touching distance of the art but are still close enough for a really good view of the animals, spirits and humans painted here. A steepish but short clamber gets you to a stunning lookout over the amazing landscape. Great any time but sunset here would be glorious.
Written July 10, 2020
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia1,812 contributions
Couples
Plenty of rock art to be viewed here and a lot of information explaining it and other cultural matters. A nice circuit walking track takes you to the art sites and to the top of rock outcrops from which there are stunning views across the wetlands.

A must visit Kakadu location.
Written May 30, 2022
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PickledJam
Rowland Flat, Australia7 contributions
Family
I’ve never experienced so much art in One location, absolutely mesmerising. Easy pathways, clear, well signed plus the view from the lookout is incredible. Must do.
Written July 20, 2022
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Julia W
Hampshire, UK137 contributions
Friends
Took a guided trip with my brother and Chizo and his daughter Jody from Never Never Tours. Would recommend. A very informative and enjoyable time, apart from a noisy group of people at the top as the sun set.
The views are 360 degrees and there should be a sign asking people to whisper or not talk so that you can enjoy this spiritual place.
It’s a short walk from the car park along a track to the start of the rocks. Whilst not too high a climb with some assistance from carved wooden rails, I would not recommend to anyone unsteady or very young children, as scaling the rocks is rather arduous. A must see, but be respectful and careful.
Written April 30, 2022
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Luxfishers
Wellington Point, Australia6 contributions
Fantastic place to visit. We went in September towards the end of the dry season, beginning of the build up. It was all very accessible. Great walks with some spectacular views. The rock art is amazing and the whole place feels very special.
Written September 28, 2020
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia2,019 contributions
Friends
Haven’t been here in years but glad to be back after Kakadu has reopened. One of the best views in the Territory. Only a short walk up to the lookout, make sure you take the time to check out the indigenous art rock paintings along the path. Time it for a sunset view at the top. Truly special.
Written August 10, 2020
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