The East Alligator River is approximately 160 km long. After rising in the
northern part of the Arnhem Land Plateau, it flows with tributary streams
towards the north-west through magnificent canyons towards the Van Diemen Gulf
which it meets at Point Farewell.
In the shadow of the magnificent Arnhem
Land escarpment, discover rainforest, stone country, rock art, extensive
floodplains and the beautiful East Alligator River. The East Alligator area
features some of the best rock art in the park and has several bushwalks to
Located in the north of the park, Ubirr is one of Kakadu's three
most famous rock art galleries. The 5 main art sites at Ubirr can be reached by
following an easy 1 km circular walking track. Among the sandstone outliners are
richly painted rock walls that record battles, food animals, dangers and
mythical beings believed by 'Bininj' (the local language name used by Aboriginal
people of the region to describe themselves) to dwell within the landscape. Many
different styles of art can be seen here ranging in age from about 10,000 years
ago to the most recent being less than 100 years.