This popular region is well known for its World Heritage rock art, easy-to-access walks and lookouts, and colourful bird life.
For the fit and active there are extended walks through stone and monsoon forest landscapes.
Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site is a must-stop on your journey through Kakadu. Take a stroll back in time through the shaded rock shelters discovering the way life used to be for Bininj. During the dry season you can catch ranger guided walks and talks here so check the What’s On guide.
Species found nowhere else live at Burrungkuy. Spot the chestnut-quilled rock pigeon and barrk, the black wallaroo – these shy creatures forage around in the early mornings and late afternoons.
If you are looking for an easy, quiet walk through savanna woodlands and paperbark forest that surrounds a billabong teaming with bird life, Anbangbang Billabong is your answer.
Nawurlandja Lookout offers views of the escarpment, Burrungkuy Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. It doesn’t matter if you are here at 8.30 in the morning or at sunset, Nawurlandja Lookout is impressive all year round. Looking across the savanna woodlands to where they meet the sheer cliff face of the Arnhem Land escarpment, gives you a scale of the grand size that is Kakadu.
Nanguluwur Art Site Walk located in woodlands will have you pondering why there is a painting of a sailing ship (lugger) some 90 kms inland and nowhere near a waterway.
Another pleasant walk here is the 6 km Gubara Pools Walk. It covers savanna woodlands, paperbark forests and monsoon thickets. As you stroll past the ancient cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment look out for the different bird species congregating around the flowering eucalypts.
Although this walk is open most of the year, the Gubara Pools Walk is most popular during the wet season.
Please note: swimming is not permitted due to the risk of crocodiles.
Muirella Park is a quiet out-of-the-way campground with showers and toilets. If you have a boat 3.8 metres or bigger, go fishing on Djarradjin Billabong and catch a barramundi, saratoga or just go spotting birds and crocodiles while you are there.
Sandy Billabong campground is a secluded camping area. Be it sunrise or sunset you will not be disappointed with the array of birdlife surrounding this little jewel in Kakadu. Suitable for off-road camper trailers, access is via an AWD track behind Muirella Park.