Ubirr has an impressive display of Aboriginal paintings scattered through six shelters in the rock. The main gallery contains a 49-foot frieze of X-ray paintings depicting animals, birds, and fish. A 1-km (½-mile) path around the rock leads to all the galleries. It's just a short clamber to the top for wonderful views over the surrounding wetlands, particularly at sunset. Take a torch to help you get down after sunset. Stop in at the Border Store and Cafe on your way in; they do lunch and a post-sunset Thai dinner and sell arts and crafts. Beware of wildlife on the roads if driving after dark.
- Address: 43 km (27 miles) north of park headquarters along paved road, Kakadu National Park, NT, 0886
- Phone: 08/8979–2474
- Cost: Free
- Hours: Apr.–Nov., daily 8:30–sunset; Dec.–Mar., daily 2–sunset
- Website: www.kakadu.com.au; www.environment.gov.au/parks/kakadu
- Location: Kakadu National Park
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