Ubirr Rocks

Kakadu National Park

A circular track that takes you past several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. A moderately steep 250m climb takes you to Nadad Lookout that offers a 360° view of the surrounding floodplain, with the Arnhem Land escarpment to the east.

No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Jabiru backtrack towards Darwin on the Arnhem Highway for 17km and turn right onto the Ubirr Road towards Border Store and then follow the signs to Ubirr.

You have to appreciate that at certain times of the year, the road from Jabiru to Ubirr may not be open due to flooding. This can be checked at the Bowali Visitor Centre or online at:

Kakadu Access  'map'.



Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, the track is well marked and trodden. At the far end, follow the arrows on the rocks to climb up to the lookout. Return by the same route and continue the circuit back to the car park.


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:

Drop down to Cahills Crossing on your return for a picnic and a chance for a croc sighting on the East Alligator River and see the numerous vehicle that did not make it across the causeway. There are also a number of other walks that start from here: Bardrdjilidji, Manngarree Rainforest and Sandstone Bushwalk.


Stunning views of the wetlands from the top. A fairly easy climb. The rock art is some of the best you will see anywhere in Australia.

Annie on Mar, 2019

First chance in the Northern Territories to get a bit of a walk around without those crocs snapping at your heals and see some 'rock art' and a high vantage point of the Nadad Floodplain.

F.A.B. on 23 May, 2018


Mackamcb on 17 Oct, 2015


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