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Ubirr

Ubirr est une des deux galeries d’art rupestre aborigène les plus connues du parc national de Kakadu.

On peut parcourir les galeries en suivant un sentier circulaire accessible d’un kilomètre.

Grimpez la pente de 250 mètres modérément raide jusqu'au point de vue donnant sur les plaines inondables.Planifiez votre visite de façon à admirer un coucher de soleil tropical spectaculaire et mémorable depuis le sommet.Ubirr dispose de trois sites principaux d'art rupestre à explorer.

Dans la galerie principale (Main Gallery), vous pourrez voir des représentations des nombreux animaux que les Aborigènes chassaient.Ils peignaient des animaux pour les remercier de leur sacrifice, pour s’assurer des parties de chasse fructueuses ou pour illustrer une prise exceptionnelle.Des ancêtres importants du « temps du rêve » (Dreamtime), comme les sœurs Namarrgarn et un magnifique serpent arc-en-ciel (Rainbow Serpent) sont également représentés dans leurs galeries respectives.

Il y a une heure de marche jusqu’à Ubirr et seulement un kilomètre via un sentier circulaire partant du parking.L’ascension vers le point de vue nécessite 30 minutes supplémentaires.Durant la saison estivale tropicale, l’accès au parc est restreint.Renseignez-vous auprès du Bowali Visitor Centre pour obtenir les dernières informations.

L’entrée du Parc national Kakadu est payante.

  • Informations

    Horaires d’ouverture

    Daily May to November from 8.30am to sunset. From December to April 2pm to sunset.

    Tarif d’entrée

    Entrée libre

    Aménagements

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking

    Activités

    • Walks
    • Hiking

    Certification

    • World Heritage
  • Carte

    Carte

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  • FAQs

    Can Ubirr be done as a day trip?

    Ubirr can be done as a day trip from Darwin, but it is highly recommended to stay overnight in Kakadu National Park. There are several accommodation options in the nearby town of Jabiru, which is less than an hour's drive away (41 km). Alternatively, you can sleep in comfort at Cooinda Lodge, which is less than 90 minutes' drive (92 km) from Ubirr.

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    Do I need any passes or permits to visit Ubirr?

    You will require a Kakadu National Park Pass – a permit which gives you access to the region along with guided walks and information. The permit can be purchased online or in person at selected locations.

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    How do I get around Ubirr?

    Ubirr is easily walkable, with the hour long walk from the carpark only requiring a moderate fitness level. The climb to the lookout takes an additional 30 minutes and a bit more energy, but is well worth the effort with sweeping views of the surrounding floodplains.

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    How do I get to Ubirr?

    Ubirr is about 40 minutes drive from Jabiru, and 3.5 hours' drive from Darwin. The road is sealed, however it can become inaccessible between December and April due to heavy rain. When the road is flooded you can take a tour that includes a boat ride through this section, check the status of the road with the Bowali Visitor Centre or the Kakadu Road Report. If you don't wish to drive, there are a number of tours from Darwin which include a visit to Ubirr.

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    How far is Ubirr from the nearest main town?

    The Ubirr Rock Art sites are just under an hour's drive north from Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. From Darwin, Ubirr is 3.5 hours' drive. The township of Katherine is approximately 4 hours' drive.

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    What are the major attractions at Ubirr?

    Ubirr is famous for its sweeping views across the floodplains, which are best experienced at sunset. Ubirr is also home to the two most well-known Aboriginal rock artworks in all of Kakadu National Park. You can learn about the Aboriginal history of the region and come face to face with artworks of the Rainbow Serpent and the Namarrgarn Sisters.

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    What should I bring with me to Ubirr?

    The walk from the carpark around the art sites at Ubirr takes approximately one hour so bring walking shoes and comfortable clothes, along with sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, hat, camera and plenty of water.

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    When is the best time to visit Ubirr?

    No matter what time of year you visit Kakadu National Park, there is something for everyone. The best chance of road access to Ubirr is from May to October. During the wet season (November to April) the road to Ubirr is often closed due to flooding, however you can still access the area by boat. Check out the Kakadu Road Report for daily updates.

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    Where should I go next from Ubirr?

    Ubirr is just one small part of the fantastic Kakadu National Park. From camping and exploring, to 4WD adventures and fishing safaris, there's plenty more to do in Kakadu National Park - some favourites include Nourlangie Rock, Yellow Water Billabong and Maguk Waterfall. Also, don't forget to check out neighbouring Arnhem Land.

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