Anbangbang Rock Shelter, Kakadu

Anbangbang Rock Shelter, Kakadu, NT 0822

The spectacular Anbangbang Rock Shelter, Kakadu

Anbangbang Rock Shelter

Kakadu National Park is like nowhere else on Earth: an enormous, prehistoric natural region of stunning rock formations, cascading waterfalls, Jurassic beasts and picturesque swimming holes. From the incredible Jim Jim Falls to the tranquil Koolpin Gorge, through to the thrilling Yellow Water Billabong, there is no other trip like a Kakadu traversing!

Perhaps the most magical attraction in the national park is Nourlangie Rock: a gigantic sandstone formation springing out of the Anbangbang Billabong below. Visitors marvel at both the majestic rock formation and its incredible Indigenous art, with some works dating back millenia.

Nourlangie Rock is adjoined with the incredible Anbangbang Rock Shelter, home to some of the more recent Indigenous rock drawings, including those by Najombolmi, an artist of the Bardmardi people. Najombolmi painted naturalistic depictions of animals in the region, as well as hundreds throughout Arnhem Land.

The Anbangbang Rock Shelter is one of the most spectacular aspects of this massive national park, along with these amazing activities…

  • Croc-spotting on the Yellow Water Billabong

    Kakadu National Park is world famous for its massive saltwater crocodile population, where this prehistoric beast cruises the waterways and river banks in search of a near-constant food supply.

    Luckily, visitors can see these giant monsters in their element, from the safety and comfort of a billabong cruise. Perfect in the morning, this cruise teaches you about the salty, as well as the other wildlife that calls the park home (and hopefully avoid falling victim to its apex predator!).

  • Take a well-deserved dip at the Gunlom plunge pool

    The Gunlom plunge pool is one of the most picturesque (and refreshing) spots in all of Kakadu. This gorgeous infinite pool, situated high up on the Kakadu escarpment, is the perfect place for a dip, to take in the wondrous expanse and snap a most Insta-worthy shot of the glorious park itself. The 2km hike is short, but the park is hot, and there is nothing better than having a refreshing dip in the pool after hiking up to it!

  • Head out to the Koolpin Gorge

    The Koolpin Gorge could perhaps be the most special part of Kakadu: a serene, near-empty region further into the park. You will have to secure a permit to head out there, as it is an important environmental and Indigenous location, but it is well worth the journey, as beautiful landscapes and charming waterholes await your arrival!

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