Barrk Sandstone Walk
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Nourlangie Car Park

  • End: Nourlangie Car Park

  • Closest Town: Marrakai

  • Location: Kakadu National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 210km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -12.6770131

  • Longitude: 132.4809011

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.


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.

Getting there

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

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.