There are significant sites of rock art all around the Nitmiluk NP.
There are sites in the public access areas of the Gorge
There are remote areas accessible only by helicopter
And special areas only accessible with aboriginal guides, in remote communities. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 access to remote aboriginal communities is not available.
The Arnhem Land Plateau is amongst the oldest exposed rock in the world.
Being formed 1,600 million years ago.
In the wet season the sandstone acts as a giant sponge soaking up the flooding waters that flow as springs and waterfalls in Nitmiluk and Kakadu in the dry season.
We landed at a spring atop the Arnhem Land Plateau
Around the spring were six galleries of aboriginal art
This was a place for dreaming hence the yellow Mimi spirit, catching fish, and giving birth.
I can’t capture the galleries painted thousands of years back are.
In the main Gorge the rock art is more accessible
For us, non aboriginal people this art are interesting images.
For aborigines they tell a story of how the land was formed and changed over tens of thousands of years
How to find food and water in the wilderness.
How to live as one with the land.