Nourlangie (Burrungkuy)

Kakadu National Park
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A circular walk that takes you past an ancient Aboriginal shelter and several outstanding World Heritage rock art sites, that includes an impressive 'Lightning Man' image. A short climb to Gunwarddehwardde Lookout provides impressive views of Kakadu's escarpment and extensive savannah woodlands below.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Jabiru, travel 19km south on the Kakadu Highway past the Bowali Visitor Centre and turn left at the Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) sign. Follow this road for 12km to the car park.

You have to appreciate that at certain times of the year, roads and sites may not be open due to flooding. This can be checked at the Bowali Visitor Centre or online at: Kakadu Access 'map'.


Nourlangie Region .

Route/Trail notes:

Set off from the car park along the pathways in a clockwise direction, taking the first left track up to Anbangbang Shelter, that will links together the various rock art galleries. At the far end of the loop, you reach the highest point at Gunwarddehwardde Lookout.


An entry permit to Kakadu National Park is required by all visitors, which can be obtained from the Bowali Visitor Centre or online at Kakadu Permit .

Other References/Comments:

Other walks in this immediate area include: Anbangbang Billabong (2.5km), Nawurlandja Lookout (300m), Nanguluwur (3.4km) Gubara Pools (6km).



This walk included the best and most extensive rock art we have ever come across. The official guide says this is a 1.5km walk, but somehow we managed to clock up 2.3km in an hour and a half, by having an extra look around!

F.A.B. on 25 May, 2018

Rock art

Suezy Dove on 14 Aug, 2017


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