After you depart the Cobourg Peninsula, headed back to Darwin, you’ll stop at Ubirr Rock. The rock stands above a floodplain offering dramatic views, though the main attraction here is the detailed rock art painting found in the natural shelters amidst the outcrops. Shelby will arrange for an Aboriginal guide to lead you through the site on her Wildlife Walkabout itinerary, who will point out the catfish, possums, and other animals represented in the works. While it is believed that Aboriginals first painted at Ubirr as early as 40,000 B.C.E., most of the works are around 2,000 years old.
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