Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu National Park

4.7
#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Top End
Walk along the paths at Nourlangie Rock to see ancient Aboriginal rock art and shelters. The 1.5 km (5,000 ft) circular walk takes you around hand-painted images on the rock walls of the Rainbow Serpent, spirits, and other mythical Aboriginal creatures. You will see a diverse range of wetlands birdlife and aquatic animals. The climb to the lookout is rather steep, so be careful when ascending. Plan to see Nourlangie Rock and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kakadu National Park trip planner .
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  • The walk is well signposted for all levels of access. The aboriginal paintings are very educational but I am not sure they will be there much in the future as the wet and hot weather is definitely ero...  more »
  • Took my breath away. How lucky we are to be able to see this amazing history. I was moved. We spent a long time just soaking it all in. Wet season didn’t affect our enjoyment at all.  more »
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