Flinders Ranges

Witness the dramatic landscape of rugged peaks and rocky gorges that form the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia. This tour gives students a truly unique cultural experience through a variety of engaging programs focused on the traditional Aboriginal culture of the area, delivered by the Adnyamathanha people. Students also have the opportunity to experience unforgettable stargazing at three astronomical…

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Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges

Witness the dramatic landscape of rugged peaks and rocky gorges that form the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia. This tour gives students a truly unique cultural experience through a variety of engaging programs focused on the traditional Aboriginal culture of the area, delivered by the Adnyamathanha people. Students also have the opportunity to experience unforgettable stargazing at three astronomical…

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5 Days

Learning Areas

Indigenous CultureNatural ScienceAstronomy

Highlights

Wilpena guided walking tourEvening campfire experienceAdnyamathanha language information sharing circleAstronomical Observatory guided visit

Your Adventure

1 Wilpena Pound
  • Travel to Wilpena Pound via Lake Bumbunga and Clare Visit South Australia's very own bubble gum lake as you travel to Wilpena Pound. This magical lake changes colour throughout the year depending on the salinity of the water, from pink, to white, to blue.
2 Wilpena Pound
  • Wilpena guided walking tour Join an Aboriginal guide for an informative stroll to Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia's oldest and best-preserved pastoral settlements. Walk along Wilpena Creek past magnificent river red gums with stunning views of Wilpena Pound in the distance. Learn about the landscape and biodiversity from the perspective of the Adnyamathanha people.
  • Travel to Iga Warta
  • Evening campfire experience Experience a traditional campfire and learn about the Adnyamathanha culture through storytelling, music and song. Enjoy a supper of damper-cooked in the traditional Adnyamathanha way-with urti (quandong) jam and billy tea.
3 Iga Warta
  • Ochre Pit guided visit Visit the ochre pits and learn about the importance of the ochre, its uses and the significance of the different colours.
  • Malkii guided visit Explore a painting site that has been dated to be 35,000 years old. This site can still be interpreted through the oral history of the Adnyamathanha people that has been handed down generation to generation.
  • Adnyamathanha language information sharing circle Iga Warta means native orange in Yura Ngawarla, the language of the Adnyamathanha people – the traditional owners of the area. Iga Warta is set amongst the magnificent mountains of the Northern Flinders Ranges and is owned, managed and staffed by Aboriginal people. Experience Adnyamathanha culture, living, sharing and learning in an Aboriginal community setting.
4 Arkaroola
  • Travel to Arkaroola
  • View the sunset at Acacia Ridge
  • Astronomical Observatory guided visit Experience unforgettable stargazing at three astronomical observatories in the far-northern Flinders Ranges. The arid environment and elevation has created a world class atmospheric transparency index and sharpness. The skies are exceptionally dark due to the observatories distance from any towns with nearby Arkaroola employing a “low light” policy in the evenings. See the Ningana dome observatory, a robotic facility with telescopes that yield high quality colour deep space images in near real time. Colour images are displayed on a big screen, along with support screens showing contextual images and computer control software.
5 Return home
  • Begin your journey home

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