Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock Kakadu National Park
See some of the world’s oldest and most impressive rock art along the Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) main gallery and shelter walk, and enjoy spectacular views of the Arnhem Land escarpment.
The stunning rock art at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) documents life from 20,000 years ago to the first contact with European explorers.
Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) is one reason why Kakadu is World Heritage-listed for outstanding cultural values.
Take the 1.5 km gallery and shelter walk through what is essentially an outdoor cultural museum where the paintings, shelters and artefacts embedded in the rock present traditional ways of life for the local indigenous tribes.
The main rock art site on the walk is the Anbangbang gallery and shelter. There are a number of artistic styles spanning various time periods in the gallery that cover a range of topics including representations of creation beings, such as Namarrkon (lightning man), depictions of European sailing ships from first contact with white people and x-ray art of animals and fish.
Further along the walk is the Kunwarddewardde lookout over the Arnhem Land escarpment.
The walk to the main gallery is open all year round and is wheelchair accessible.
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See some of the world’s oldest rock art at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock.
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