Kakadu National Park

A home through the ages

Main gallery, 20 minutes

Spend time with rangers in the main gallery at Ubirr, and let them reveal the significance of the surrounding paintings. The art work at Ubirr reflects the importance of the shelter as a home, and the food that was caught and cooked there.

Learn how the rock art displays how people were affected by environmental changes and events, the reasons why Aboriginal people created rock art, and how the styles, materials and subjects of the art have changed over time.

Creation and kinship

Rainbow Serpent, 20 minutes

The Rainbow Serpent is an important creation ancestor who tells stories of the creation era, and the relationships and responsibilities of Aboriginal people in Kakadu. The kinship system is integral to Indigenous connections and roles. Attend the ranger guided talk to find out more.

Stories on stone

Namarrkan Sisters, 20 minutes

Storytelling is part of traditional Indigenous education, and teaching and learning has taken place at Ubirr for many thousands of years. There are two stories shown at this site, the Fighting Figures and the Namarrkan Sisters.

The Fighting Figures tell a story about traditional law, while children are warned of the dangers of saltwater crocodiles through the story of the Namarrkan Sisters.

People and landscapes

Nadab Lookout, 20 minutes

The views of the floodplain show relationships between landscapes and people in Kakadu. There are a variety of different landscapes, habitats and clan groups around this area that can be pointed out from this lookout. Look out at the view and see it from a cultural or scientific point of view.

Learn how the landscape changes through the seasons. In the early dry season this is a great spot to see and learn about managed burns and find out about joint management in Kakadu.

When

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9–11 am and Monday–Thursday, 4–6.10 pm

Meet at

Ubirr

Time required

2 hours