Barrk Sandstone Walk

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Trek along the Arnhem Land Escarpment for changing views of Kakadu's sandstone country, looking for black wallaroos and chestnut quilled rock pigeons.

Enjoy spectacular views, experience a variety of habitats and see the Nanguluwur art site along the Barrk Sandstone Walk, a rugged 12 kilometre loop walk over and around Burrunggui/Nourlangie in Kakadu National Park. This walk is graded difficult - you should allow six-eight hours to complete it.

Experience the beauty of Kakadu's sandstone country with great lookout points across the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Burrunggui is a large sandstone formation - an island standing above the surrounding woodland. Keep your eyes open for the native black wallaroos and chestnut quilled rock pigeon. As you walk you will pass through heathland with sandy soil, stone country with layered sandstone pillars, and open woodland - habitats typical of Kakadu's stone country. The amazing Nanguluwur Gallery has rock paintings depicting spirits, animals, people and even a twin-masted ship.

The start of the walk branches off the Nourlangie Rock lookout track, just past the main gallery. The first section of the walk is the most challenging, taking in a steep walk to the top of Burrungui/Nourlangie Rock.

To enjoy this walk you must enter Kakadu National Park. An entry fee of AUD25.00 per person over the age of 16 years is required.

Activities:

  • Self-Guided
  • Wilderness Walking

Facilities:

  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Walking Tracks

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