Kakadu National Park Sights


  • Geological Site

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

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 flashlight to help you get down after sunset. Stop in at the Border Store and Cafe on your way in; they do lunch and a postsunset Thai dinner and sell arts and crafts. Beware of wildlife on the roads if driving after dark.

Sight Information


43 km (27 miles) north of park headquarters along paved road, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, 0886, Australia


08-8979–2474-for Border Store and Cafe

Published 07/21/2016


What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Kakadu National Park

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.