Enjoy a pleasant walk through woodlands to a quiet art site with fascinating Aboriginal rock art, watching out for the rare white-throated grass wren.
Nanguluwur Rock Art Site and Walk is a pleasant walk through woodlands leading to a quiet art site with fascinating Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu National Park. The Nanguluwur art site, near Nourlangie Rock, is reached via the Gubara Road, about 20 kilometres from the main service centre of Jabiru.
Allow two hours for the 3.4 kilometre round trip along the easy to moderate grade track, allowing plenty of time to appreciate the rock art. Though it is a fairly small gallery, many styles are represented. As you pass through the woodlands, keep a keen eye out for the rarely seen white-throated grass wren. When you arrive, take your time exploring the wide range of subjects and styles. There are hand stencils, dynamic figures in large headdresses carrying spears and boomerangs, and representations of Namandi spirits and mythical figures, including Alkajko, a female spirit with four arms. You might be surprised to see an example of contact art, a painting of a two-masted sailing ship with dinghy trailing behind.
An entry fee of AUD40.00 per person over the age of 16 years is required to enter Kakadu National park, children age 5-15 years cost is AUD20.00 and children 4 years and under are free.