Nourlangie Rock Art site is about a 20 minute drive from either Cooinda or Jabiru but it gets so hot out there you should get here as early as possible in the morning. Not only can you see some fascinating Aboriginal art, you also see some birds while walking around the marked 1.5 km trail.
We made our visit the morning after our stay at Kakadu Lodge, Jabiru and got to the turn off at dawn. Lots of birds were about, especially kingfishers, kookaburras and corellas. We drove down some side roads to small lakes looking for birds before entering the main Nourlangie area.
The road to Nourlangie is fine for normal cars but if you want to go to Gubara, you need a 4×4.
There are picnic tables outside the entrance to Nourlangie Rock and we had breakfast there before heading inside. You must have your visitor’s pass with you, there are staff there checking.
The information provided is excellent! Everywhere you look, there are explanations for the art and history of the area so you don’t need a tour or a guide. Just follow the trail and read the signs! In addition to the Yellow Waters Cruise, a visit to Nourlangie Rock is a “Must do” in Kakadu and truly has something to interest everyone-birders and non-birders!