Ubirr Rock - NT

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -12.411503 132.958258
DMS: 12º 24' 41.41" S 132º 57' 29.71" E
UTM: 53 L 8627092mN 278038mE
Altitude: 19.28m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


230.73kms East of Darwin - Driving 288 km (3 hours 34 mins)

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Kakadu NT
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Ubirr Rock is a very scenic place and is located in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park. It consists of a group of sandstone rock outcrops on the edge of the Nadab floodplain where there are several natural shelters that have a collection of Aboriginal rock paintings, some of which are over 20,000 years old. The art depicts certain creation ancestors as well as animals from the area such as barramundi, catfish, mullet, goannas, long-necked turtles, pig-nosed turtles, rock ringtail possums, and wallabies.

There are three main galleries of art accessible to visitors. The main gallery is perhaps the most photographed, and contains many breathtakingly beautiful examples of "X-ray art". Also in the main gallery can be seen paintings of white men with their hands on hips, and, high up, Mimi spirits, who are so thin that they can slip in and out of cracks in the rock.

At the Northern end of the main gallery can be seen a painting of a Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, which has been extinct in the area for about 20,000 years, and attests to the antiquity of the paintings.
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Closest Weather Station

Jabiru at 02/06:30am CST
Distance from Ubirr Rock 28.42km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Ubirr Rock 14.39km NE
Mean Max. °C33.132.632.934.033.332.032.133.735.937.437.135.0
Mean Min. °C24.524.524.423.621.919.618.418.420.122.424.024.5
Mean Rain mm340.4331.9282.782.714.

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