Aboriginal Australia

An ancient culture

South Australia has a rich Aboriginal history, dating back 40,000 years. Still today, Aboriginals are regarded as having one of the world's oldest living cultures.

Aboriginal art

Follow the self-drive Aboriginal Dreaming Trail. See 5,000-year-old cave paintings at Arkaroo Rock and rock carvings at Chambers Gorge. Take a cultural tour of Lake Eyre, taste "bush tucker" and learn about the Adnyamathanha people.

 

Four Winds Cultural Guiding

Four Winds Cultural Guiding Four Winds Cultural Guiding

Four Winds Cultural Guiding is an Aboriginal owned and operated family business in Quorn, in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Adnyamathanha man Stefan Wilton warmly welcomes people to experience the mysteries of the Adnyamathanha people. Visitors gain a rare insight into traditional bush foods and preparation, hunting, survival methods, plant uses and animal identification. In the evenings, Stefan tells Adnyamathanha Dreamtime stories beside a campfire.

Heading Bush 4WD Adventures

Heading Bush 4WD Adventures Heading Bush 4WD Adventures

Join Heading Bush 4WD Adventures for a 10-day, four wheel drive camping expedition from Adelaide to Alice Springs; a four-day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges outback safari; a three-day Flinders Ranges and outback mountain safari; or a two-day Alice Springs to Adelaide express tour. It's possible to tailor high-end, personalised four wheel drive tours and/or group bookings using the company's deluxe coaster buses.

Iga Warta Pty Ltd

Iga Warta Iga Warta

Iga Warta offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience Adnyamathanhal culture by living, sharing and learning in an Aboriginal community setting. Iga Warta means place of the native orange tree in Yura Ngawarla which is the language of the Adnyamathanha people - the traditional owners of the area. Iga Warta is set among the magnificent mountains in the northern Flinders Ranges and is owned, managed and staffed totally by Aboriginal people.

Just Cruisin 4WD Tours

Just Crusin 4WD Adventures Just Cruisin 4WD tour vehicle

Just Cruisin 4WD Tours operate personalised and group (two to 16 passengers) adventures and Aboriginal cultural four wheel drive tours throughout the Flinders Ranges. Visit Port Wakefield along your journey before exploring national parks, fishing villages and ancient coastlines.

Old Wilpena Station

Old Wilpena Station Old Wilpena Station

Old Wilpena Station lies within the Flinders Ranges National Park only a few kilometres from the Wilpena Pound Resort. An important pioneering pastoral run, Wilpena Station was established in 1851 and had a working life of 135 years, before slipping into retirement. The site holds a continued cultural significance for the Adnyamathanha people. Enjoy self-guided and guided tours of the Old Wilpena Station. The Living with Land Interpretive Trail is an easy walk and takes around one hour to complete.

Tjatu Gallery

Tjatu Gallery Tjatu Gallery

Tjatu Gallery sells art created by local traditional owners of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, sourced from community arts centres Mimili Maku Arts and Iwantja Arts. Both communities are situated between 50 and 100 kilometres north-west of Marla Travellers Rest (permits are required to enter the communities).

What's on

There are plenty of events on in the Flinders Ranges. Here are some ideas you might like.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

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