Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Southeastern Rock Art Circuit

45 min to 1 h 15 min

1.9 km
circuit

↑ 93 m
↓ -93 m

Easy track
Starting from the Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Parking lot, Kakadu, this circuit walk explores the southeastern base of Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) where there is a comprehensive rock art site, visiting two lookouts and an ancient Aboriginal shelter along the way. Go back in time as you view some of the oldest and most remarkable rock art on the planet as you make your way through the eucalypt woodland. There are 20.000-year-old pieces as well as more recent ones depicting interactions with other people. The Gunwarddehwardde Lookout lets you view the vast savannah woodlands while the Nawurlandja Lookout provides you exceptional views across the Arnhem Land escarpment. Time your walk and watch the sunset from one of these lookouts as you listen to the sound of kookaburras and cockatoos. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-12.8669036,132.8116723)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Stuart Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Arnhem Highway, 36 then drive for 90 m
  • Turn slight left onto Arnhem Highway, A36 and drive for another 18.4 km
  • Continue onto Arnhem Highway, 36 and drive for another 197.8 km
  • Turn right onto Kakadu Highway, 21 and drive for another 20.6 km
  • Turn left onto Burrunggui access and drive for another 12.2 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 95 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Parking lot, head east along the singular paved walking track (Nawurlandja Lookout Walk), moving directly away from the car park. Pass through a shaded area with a couple of benches and follow the said track as it slightly veers left. 240 metres into the walk (from the start), turn left at the 3-way intersection and head along the Burrunggui Walk track gently uphill to continue along Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Southeastern Rock Art Circuit(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Nawurlandja Lookout Walk.
There is a toilet (about 95 m back from the start).
Nourlangie parking (about 45 m back from the start).
After another 290 m (at the intersection of Nawurlandja Lookout Walk & Burrunggui Walk) veer left, to head along Burrunggui Walk.
After another 130 m come to the "Nawurlandja Lookout".
After another 85 m find the "Anbangbang Shelter" (5 m on your right).
Anbangbang Shelter
Anbangbang Shelter

A rocky overhang which has been of used by Aborignal people for 20,000 years as refuge and a canvas.
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A rocky overhang which has been of used by Aborignal people for 20,000 years as refuge and a canvas.

After another 90 m find the "Incline Gallery - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie)" (8 m on your right).
Incline Gallery - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie)
Incline Gallery - Burrungkuy (Nourlangie)

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After another 290 m (at the intersection of Nourlangia art walk & Burrunggui Walk) veer left, to head along Nawurlandja Lookout Walk.
After another 55 m find the "Anbangbang Gallery" (15 m on your left).
Anbangbang Gallery
Anbangbang Gallery

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After another 185 m (at the intersection of Nawurlandja Lookout Walk & Barrk Walk) turn right, to head along Nawurlandja Lookout Walk.
After another 120 m come to the "Gunnwarrdehwarrdde lookout" (on your left).
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Nourlangia art walk & Nawurlandja Lookout Walk) continue straight, to head along Nawurlandja Lookout Walk.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Nawurlandja Lookout Walk & Burrunggui Walk) continue straight, to head along Nawurlandja Lookout Walk.
After another 245 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Southeastern Rock Art Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.9 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -95 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-95 m[toilet]
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