About Us

Wilpena Pound Resort, Ikara Safari Camp, Wilpena Pound Campground

A Distinctive Outback Experience

Wilpena Pound Resort has a long history in Australian tourism as a second generation family business. The resort was formerly owned by the highly respected Rasheed family who pioneered tourism development in the Flinders Ranges.

The property was acquired in June 2012 through a joint venture of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA). Through the relationship with Adnyamathanha, Wilpena Pound Resort is a distinctively Australian resort offering visitors to the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park an opportunity to explore and truly appreciate this spectacular and ancient land with its rich cultural history, unique biodiversity and stunning landscapes.

Property History

  • 1851  Wilpena, Arkaba and Aroona were established as sheep stations
  • 1920  Wilpena Pound declared National Forrest Reserve
  • 1945  Flinders Ranges Protected Area established and Wilpena Chalet opened
  • 1970  Orraparinna Station declared National Park
  • 1985  Wilpena Station added to the National Park
  • 2011  National Park co-managed by the State Government and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association
  • 2012  Property acquired by Indigenous Business Australia and Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association
  • 2013  Ikara Safari Camp opened
  • 2016  National Park renamed Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park