Kakadu's rock art (gunbim) represents one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the world.
More than 5,000 art sites tell of the Creation Ancestors and the changes in the landscape over thousands of years. Look for naturalistic paintings of animals, for traditional X-ray art, and for paintings of the first European contact.
The act of painting is generally more important than the painting itself, so many older paintings are covered by younger ones.
There are two main rock art sites in Kakadu National Park: