Kakadu National Park

Kakadu’s popular Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) region is known for its World Heritage rock art, colourful birdlife and easy-to-access walks and lookouts.

More energetic visitors can enjoy extended walks through monsoon forests and stone landscapes.

Rock art

The Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site is a must-stop on your journey through Kakadu. Stroll through shaded rock shelters to marvel at the World Heritage-listed art and discover how life used to be for the Bininj.

Rangers lead guided walks and talks at the rock art site during the dry season – check out our ranger guided activities page for details.

Wildlife

Burrungkuy is home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet.

Keep your eyes peeled for the chestnut-quilled rock pigeon as well as the barrk – or black wallaroo – which can often be seen foraging for plants in the early morning and late afternoon.

Walks

The Anbangbang Billabong walk is an easy, quiet loop through savanna woodlands and paperbark forest around a billabong teaming with birdlife.

Nawurlandja Lookout offers views of the escarpment, Burrungkuy Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit – Nawurlandja is guaranteed to impress. Looking across the savanna woodlands to the sheer cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment gives you a sense of the grand scale of Kakadu.

Located in peaceful woodlands, the Nanguluwur Art Site Walk will have you admiring native flowers and a rock painting of a European sailing ship.

Another pleasant walk is the 6 km Gubara Pools Walk, which takes in savanna woodlands, paperbark forests and monsoon thickets. As you stroll past the ancient cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment, look out for the many different bird species congregating around the flowering eucalypts. The Gubara Pools Walk is open most of the year but is most popular during the tropical summer.

Please note: swimming is not permitted due to the risk of crocodiles.

Camping

Muirella Park is a quiet, out-of-the-way campground with showers and toilets. If you have a boat of at least 3.8 metres, you can go fishing on Djarradjin Billabong to catch barramundi and saratoga. The billabong is also a fantastic place to spot birds and crocodiles.

The Sandy Billabong Campground is tucked away in a secluded spot. One of Kakadu’s crown jewels, the little campground is surrounded by an incredible array of birdlife. Sandy Billabong is suitable for off-road camper trailers and can be accessed via an AWD track behind Muirella Park.

Visitor guide

Download the guide to Burrungkuy (Nourlangie)

Burrungkuy region map

Map of Burrungkuy region