Nanguluwur Rock Art Site
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Car Park

  • End: Car Park

  • Closest Town: Jabiru

  • Location: Kakadu National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 258km

  • State: NT

  • Latitude: -12.73680051

  • Longitude: 132.8192139

Summary

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.

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 AUD25.00 per person over the age of 16 years is required to enter Kakadu National Park.

Getting there

The Nanguluwur art site, near Nourlangie Rock, is reached via the Gubara Road, about 20 kilometres from the main service centre of Jabiru.

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.