Discover Ikara-Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound Resort

Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary journey to one of South Australia’s most captivating destinations? Stay at Wilpena Pound Resort in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and expect to be changed forever.

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is a 95,000-hectare national park with a 17-kilometre-long sunken natural amphitheatre. As soon as you step foot on the orange soil you’ll feel the significance of the region. The Adnyamathanha people have lived here for tens of thousands of years and to this day they are protectors of this ancient land, said to be some 800 million years old.

Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation within the park and has nothing but nature on your doorstep. Adnyamathanha guides will give you a first-hand insight into this spiritually and culturally significant landscape. Hear the traditional stories of the land in a Welcome to Country, then venture with a guide to discover ancient rock art, gorges and canyons. Watch the dramatically changing colours of the landscape as the sun goes down. Wilpena Pound Resort is located 430 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Cultural tours at Wilpena Pound Resort
Connect with nature and in the region’s cultural heritage © Tourism Australia

Unparalleled natural beauty

Wilpena Pound Resort’s exceptional experiences will connect you with nature and immerse you in the region’s cultural heritage. From exhilarating hikes to cultural tours and breathtaking stargazing, your journey will be filled with unforgettable moments.

Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, where ancient mountains, dramatic gorges, and vast open plains create a mesmerising backdrop. Capture stunning photographs, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the serenity of this remarkable region.

Indigenous cultural experiences

This is Adnyamathanha Country, and Ikara is the Adnyamathanha word for ‘meeting place’. Meet your Adnyamathanha guide and unearth the rich cultural heritage of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges through captivating cultural tours. Explore ancient rock art, hear intriguing stories, and gain insights into their traditions and way of life. Led by knowledgeable guides, these immersive experiences will take you on a journey to understand the deep connection the Adnyamathanha people have with this land.

Ways to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Go bushwalking, biking and then take to the air in a scenic flight to gain an incredible perspective of the landscape, the Western Plains, Parachilna township, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman township, Copper Mine and the Bunkers Range. From here, you can take in the vast curved backbone shape of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. For hikers, there are trails to cater to all fitness levels. Choose your adventure and appreciate the grandeur of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges.

Scenic flight over Wilpena Pound Resort
Scenic flight over Ikara-Flinders Ranges © Adam Bruzzone

Accommodation at Wilpena Pound Resort

Wilpena Pound Resort has 15 glamping tents and 60 resort-style rooms. The resort creates a serene environment to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploration. Rooms have modern amenities, stunning views, and a cosy ambience to make you feel right at home.

At the restaurant, you can dine on dishes using Indigenous ingredients like succulent kangaroo fillet accompanied by local garden vegetables, saltbush dukkah, quandong jus, and wild thyme-marinated chicken breast served with a crispy sweet potato rosti and a luscious bush tomato butter. All are paired with wines from South Australia’s famed wine regions, including the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.

Glamping at Wilpena Pound Resort
Glamping tents
Accommodation at Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort offers all the creature comforts

Stargazing delights

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking night sky of the Flinders Ranges. With some of the clearest skies in the world, this is a stargazer’s paradise. The Ikara-Flinders Ranges offers an exceptional opportunity to witness the universe’s wonders.

Wilpena Pound Resort by night
Sleep under the stars © South Australian Tourism Commission

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