Kakadu Aboriginal Rock Art Tour
Your Aboriginal guide will pick you up in Jabiru in our air- conditioned tour vehicle and we will travel north across the Magela floodplains and past some of the spectacular escarpment outliers to Ubirr, one of Kakadu's major Aboriginal rock art sites.
Ubirr Rock Art Gallery
Here Victor will guide you through the natural stone galleries and give you an insight into the Aboriginal culture associated with some of these intriguing works of art. How people lived, hunted and gathered. The art here spans a vast period, from ancient times before the sea level rose to its present level right through to interaction between Aboriginal people and early European visitors. You will see paintings of spirit characters and the famous x-ray art depicting the internal structure of some of the animals of this country. Victor provides interpretation of the sites from both a traditional Bininj and a scientific perspective describing the geology and land forms of the region.
East Alligator River
Not far from Ubirr runs the East Alligator River, the border between Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Here we will enjoy morning tea overlooking the river and look out for Ginga, the salt water crocodile that lurks near the river crossing. There are many birds that inhabit the forest along the bank.
Nourlangie – Burrungkuy Rock Art Gallery
We travel south-west to the stunning rock escarpment of Nourlangie. Here the rock art speaks of over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation. We will walk around the gallery and Victor will share with you the extraordinary stories of the images that have been entrusted to him by the three caretaker Aboriginal clan groups of the region. We will explore the rock shelters and learn how Aboriginal people would live here during the wet and dry season.
We will visit the Anbangbang Billabong to view the spectacular birdlife and the paper bark swamp. You will learn about the local aboriginal bushtucker and enjoy magnificent views of Nourlangie across the billabong.
Marrawuddi Art Gallery
We now head back to the Bowali Visitor Centre where you will find an interesting historical & geological display of Kakadu, a café for refreshments, locally made Aboriginal Art and books on Aboriginal Rock Art to browse through in the Aboriginal owned Marrawuddi Art Gallery before we return to Jabiru.
Departure Details & Prices
Tours depart from Jabiru
Pick Up: 08.00am
Return: 14.00pm Tour
Duration: 6 hrs.
Max. Passengers: 12
Valid from 01 May 2017- 31 Oct 2017
- Ubirr Rock Art Gallery
- East Alligator River
- Nourlangie – Burrungkuy Rock Art Gallery
- Anbangbang Billabong
- Bowali Visitor Centre
- Cold water
- Morning tea
What to Bring
- Solid walking shoes
- Insect repellent