Rock Art

Enjoy expert interpretation from our knowledgeable guides.

Rock Art in this Kimberley region is some of the world’s most spectacular and ancient, with much of it rarely seen.

Wandjinas, for which the Kimberley has long been famous, were first recorded by the explorer George Grey in the Kimberley in 1837. The Wandjina art is associated directly with the Aboriginal myths, traditions and contemporary communities of the area.  At least 4,000 years old, it is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and the sky. Images of Wandjina are characterised by halo-like headdresses and mouthless faces with large round eyes, fringed with eyelashes, set either side of an ovate nose.

Gwion Gwion, also called Bradshaw figures after Joseph Bradshaw, the first European person to describe them in 1891, usually appear as thin and elegantly drawn figures in red ochre. They are of great age and are regarded as an important part of the West Kimberley Indigenous heritage.

Outback Spirit’s expert guides treat you to a detailed interpretation of the artwork whist enjoying the walk down to Mitchell Falls.