The outstanding body of Aboriginal rock art around the Arnhem Land Escarpment records the spiritual beliefs and daily traditions of indigenous people dating back as far as 30,000-40,000 years.
It’s a true feast for the senses, climbing into ancient stone galleries where the walls and ceiling are ablaze with ochre layers of painted images.
Arnhem Land was created as an Aboriginal Reserve in 1931 with the intention that the Aboriginal people have an opportunity to continue their traditional way of life.
Injalak Hill is documented as having some of the finest rock art in Australia. Located in the Aboriginal community of Gunbalanya, this site encompasses five galleries with art that dates back 8,000 years. It is easy to view this on a Lords Safaris tour, and we work with traditional Aboriginal guides who will lead you through the galleries and explain the significance of the ancient art.
Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safaris also has amazing rock art at its Mt Borradaile location. Examples here include an enormous rainbow serpent, expansive contact galleries, early naturalistic animals, dynamic figures and X-ray art. Lords Safaris frequently include accommodation and visitor activities with Davidson’s in our custom itineraries. Inquire now to plan your own unforgettable rock art tour.