Ubirr Tours

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Ubirr
It’s hard to grasp exactly what you’re looking at when you see the rock drawings at Ubirr. Here, etched before you on ancient rock that springs from the red dirt Earth, are drawings placed here by Aborigines nearly 20,000 years ago. How the drawings have managed to survive for so long is a fascinating geologic story, but it's one that pales in comparison to the stories told by the drawings themselves.

Located in what’s known as the East Alligator Region of Kakadu National Park, Ubirr is a UNESCO World Heritage site that borders on desert magic. In addition to collections of ancient rock art, the site offers sweeping, panoramic views of the surrounding flood plains and fields, and includes a sacred “Rainbow Serpent” painting in one of the three different galleries. According to local Aboriginal legend, the serpent was involved in the very creation of Earth surrounding the site, and is regarded as one of the world’s oldest figures of early creation. To access the ancient rock art at Ubirr, follow the short, one-kilometer walking path that takes 30 minutes to complete.

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Ubirr is located approximately 30 minutes from the small town of Jubir—which itself is located three hours east of the city of Darwin. The best time to visit it during the dry season, from May through early October, as many roads become completely impassable once monsoon rain starts to fall. Hours of operation from May-November are 8:30am-sunset, and from December-April, in the peak of the wet season, the hours are shortened from 2pm-sunset. For visitors over 16 years old, admission is $25. 
Address: Kakadu, NT 0822, Australia
Admission: $25
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Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land

Explore Kakadu National Park and learn about Australia’s Aboriginal heritage on a full-day tour from Darwin. You'll see the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed park, including ancient rock art of Ubirr Rock and views from the Nadab lookout. Then take a Guluyambi cultural cruise along the East Alligator River, traveling with an indigenous guide who stops along the way to show you the dramatic landscapes of Arnhem Land. Includes lunch, snacks, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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3-Day 4WD Small-Group Litchfield and Kakadu Camping Adventure

Explore Litchfield and Kakadu national parks with an expert guide on a three-day 4WD camping tour from Darwin. Visit Florence and Wangi waterfalls, take a wildlife cruise in the Yellow Water Billabong, discover Twin Falls Gorge and Jim Jim Falls, and admire Kakadu’s indigenous rock art at Ubirr. Swim in some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfall plunge pools and camp under the stars in a comfortable swag (bedroll tent) for an authentic experience of the Australian Outback in a small group with numbers limited to 16 participants.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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4-Day Top End Explorer: Kakadu, Litchfield, and Arnhem Land Gems

Discover the ancient legends and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Top End with this 4-day wilderness adventure from Darwin. Journey deep into Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, where you'll spot crocs on a river cruise, interpret Aboriginal art at Ubirr with an indigenous guide, and rumble along 4WD tracks to spectacular Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Get even closer to nature by sleeping under the southern stars and cooking over a fire at permanent campsites inside the parks.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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4-Day Kakadu National Park, Katherine and Litchfield National Park Camping Tour from Darwin

Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Australian Outback on a 4-day camping tour to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Parks, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park from Darwin. Travel by 4WD-vehicle with a knowledgeable guide who shares commentary on the region, including indigenous Aboriginal sites and rock art. Swim in natural pools formed by waterfalls, canoe on the Katherine River, look for wildlife, sample authentic ‘bush tucker’ and admire the stunning landscape. Sleep under the stars with all meals, wine with dinner, transportation and camping gear included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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6-Day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Parks Camping Expedition from Darwin

Fully immerse yourself in the nature and indigenous cultures of Kakadu, Nitmiluk, and Litchfield national parks on this six-day guided camping tour from Darwin. Go off the beaten path in a 4WD, swim in waterfalls, hike through a gorge, and get out on the water to see some crocodiles. You'll also see Aboriginal rock art and hear stories about local culture from an indigenous guide. Includes accommodation at a permanent campsite and meals.
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Kakadu & Arnhem Land tour

As a company our objective is simple, we offer our passengers as much access to the places we visit as possible; whilst providing the basic essentials for a comfortable adventure. We take small group tours in a 4x4 truck with ample luggage space. Our trucks are especially chosen so they’re small enough to reach Aboriginal rock art sites, waterholes and campsites; places larger tour trucks aren’t able to access. We run a fridge and freezer to ensure fresh, quality meals and a drinks esky to allow for a refreshing drink at the end of the day. Adam’s guiding career began in the Kimberley and now, almost 10 years later, his passion and knowledge of northern Australia is stronger than ever. He has taken over 100+ tours and 1,000+ satisfied passengers on tour throughout Australia's Top End.We are a young family living in Darwin and we enjoy the direct relationship we have with all our passengers.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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