Nourlangie

Nourlangie can be found in an outlying formation of the Arnhem Land Escarpment within Kakadu National Park. It is best known for its stunning rock art galleries and impressive views from the Gunwarddehwardde lookout of Kakadu's escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.

Nourlangie has been home to the local Aboriginal people of the Kakadu region for many thousands of years. Referenced as the Anbangbang for the lower areas and Burrunggui for the towering cliff tops, this area is perfectly positioned for people living off the land, surrounded by the Nourlangie Creek wetlands and a great expanse of woodlands. Such conditions allowed the local Aboriginals to pursue their artistic, cultural and religious ways of life which are evident in their rock art galleries.

While taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates their deep spiritual culture through changing times. Rock art galleries are one of the best recordings of what life was once like. The walls represent thousands of years of learning and observation and serves as an important historic and scientific record of human occupation of this region.

Explore the walls and see ancient paintings reiterating important cultural stories relating to laws, ceremonies and systems of their social values and beliefs. Not only is Nourlangie a spectacular place to witness rock art but it also offers scenic walking tracks, billabongs and lookouts.

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