Ubirr
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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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Mark J
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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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Priyanka S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • 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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TMM818
Bunbury, Australia829 contributions
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Jul 2022 • 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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mazzaintazza
London, UK307 contributions
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Jul 2020 • 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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Luxfishers
Wellington Point, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
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, Australia1,965 contributions
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Aug 2020 • 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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Sarah B
Claremont, Australia122 contributions
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Sep 2021 • 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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Brian99993
Oxford, UK566 contributions
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Dec 2019
This is a site that should not be missed and is one of the reasons why Kakadu National Park was awarded World Heritage Status. The rock art is magnificent depicting human life for the past 40,000 years. However,according to the experts most of the paintings were painted 1,500 years ago in what is known as the freshwater period and depict fish, mussels and wallabies among other animals. You can also climb to the top of the rock to survey the surrounding countryside.
Written April 5, 2020
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Roojesh/Prasila
Darwin, Australia24 contributions
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Jul 2020
This is extremely scenic site and can be mesmerizing for photo lovers. Drive from the nearest city, Darwin, is pretty long - about four hours, but pretty worthy. Land you can see from top of Ubirr rock looks untouched for thousands of years; you can get that natural feeling. Climb is pretty easy, just follow the signs and wear non-slippery shoes. Along the track you can see many rockarts depicting beliefs of the Indigenous people who have lived here for thousands of years.
Written July 3, 2020
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HC2015
Baulkham Hills, Australia100 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
It was 35 degree hot sunny day and it is January, the wet season. We have visited information centre to find out where to go and was offered to go to Ubirr with kids. In the middle of the road from Jabiru, sign says it is closed so we contacted to info entre to make sure the site is ok to visit. Few spots near the river were flooded so we worried a bit but was possible to pass so continued the journey. Because the sign says the road was closed, when we arrived there was nobody but us so we could take enough time to see the cultural site and take lots of pics. It is breath taking scenery place when you reach the top. Not too difficult to climb up. My young 5yr old kid managed and enjoyed to the top despite of the scorching hot weather. It is not too much of walking from the entrance but draws attention immediately you walk into the place. I sincerely thank to people who worked in the past for us to be able to visit the place. It had sealed road all the way and signage everywhere. We had great learning about the aboriginal culture felt we are in Northern Territory.
Written January 13, 2020
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