5 must-do activities in the Top End

    Top End Mary River floodplain.

    Australian Geographic Editor-in-Chief travels to the Northern Territory to experience the very best of the Top End.

    1Visit a rock art site

    Ubirr Rock Art Site, Kakadu NP.

    Kakadu’s National Park’s Aboriginal art represents one of the oldest historical records of the world’s continuous culture, with over 5000 sites across the park. The paintings tell the story of Creation Ancestors and also chronicle on the changing landscapes over time. There are X-ray animals, Mimi Spirits and contact art which depicts early European encounters.

    Ubirr Rock Art Site is one of the two most significant sites within the park along with Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) Rock. A circular walk takes you through the largest gallery of rock art paintings in all of Kakadu and up to the top of a lookout from where you enjoy a 360 degree view of the Nadab floodplain.

    There is a nominal fee for entering World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.



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