Ubirr, Gunbalanya

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Ruin · National Park
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Ubirr charms with its poise and beauty. A main draw is the collection of Aboriginal rock paintings, continuously painted since 40,000BC. Look out for art depicting barramundi, turtles, and possums. Other rock faces show images of kangaroos and fish painted in X-ray art. Predating these are paintings of Mimi spirits, thin figures believed to be the first of the Creation Ancestors to paint on rock. Look for the Tasmanian tiger, a painting drawn 2,000 years ago. Climb to the top of Ubirr for a panoramic view of the floodplains and wetlands. Don’t miss viewing the Rainbow Serpent Gallery and its sacred path, an important part in Aboriginal spiritual beliefs. Plan your Ubirr visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gunbalanya using our Gunbalanya trip builder tool.
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  • Great walk: doable for the most (not everything is wheelchair accessable, like the plateau lookout) but rest was easy walk, some climbing up boulders. Good view of art on rocks, guided by lead ways... 
    Great walk: doable for the most (not everything is wheelchair accessable, like the plateau lookout) but rest was easy walk, some climbing up boulders. Good view of art on rocks, guided by lead ways...  more »
  • Nice place, the walk up to the top, is a tad difficult, be a class 4 or so, some step rock climbs towards the end. great view from all the way along to the top. a lot of paintings along the way... 
    Nice place, the walk up to the top, is a tad difficult, be a class 4 or so, some step rock climbs towards the end. great view from all the way along to the top. a lot of paintings along the way...  more »

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