Barrk Sandstone Walk
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Nourlangie Car Park

  • End: Nourlangie Car Park

  • Location: Kakadu National Park

  • Closest Town: Marrakai

  • Distance from CBD: 210km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -12.6770131

  • Longitude: 132.4809011

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Barrk Sandstone Walk is a 12km, grade 3 return hike, located in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Branching off the Nourlangie lookout track, just past the main gallery, this is a long and difficult walk through the sandstone country of Nourlangie. It takes you past the Nanguluwur art gallery and back to the Nourlangie car park. Carry plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes and start the walk early to avoid the heat of the day.

About the region

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is the unforgettable Australian experience. An opportunity to go beyond simple tourism to witness one of the world’s great nature reserves, listed as a World Heritage Area for both its cultural and natural heritage.

Kakadu National Park offers visitors a remarkable array of experiences, from cruising on Yellow Water Billabong with 290 bird varieties and its famed wildlife, through to exploring Australia’s 50,000 year Indigenous heritage through Kakadu’s rich natural rock art galleries.

At the heart of this compelling destination is Kakadu Tourism, a fully-Indigenous owned operation that provides the region’s most authentic and professional tour options and accommodation.

For more information on these trails please visit the Do the NT.

Getting there

Access to the trail head is via Nourlangie Rock Road, Kakadu National Park, Kakadu, Northern Territory

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