Ngarlparlaru Yarta

Welcome to our Country

Ngarlparlaru Yarta

Welcome to our Country

Cultural tours

The Adnyamathanha people have lived in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years. Wilpena Pound or Ikara, which in the traditional Adnyamathanha language means ‘the meeting place’, is a sacred place with strong cultural and spiritual significance to the Adnyamathanha people. Learn about the region from the land’s Traditional Owners by joining an Aboriginal cultural tour. These tours are led by an Adnyamathanha (Yura) guide.

Adnyamathanha Yarta
Welcome to Country

Each evening a Yura guide welcomes visitors to the area. The Welcome to Country is offered in the traditional Yura Ngawarla language and interpreted into English. The Yura guide explains the background to the Adnyamathanha flag and some of the traditional stories of the Yura Muda (dreaming).

All guests and visitors to the region are welcome to share in this complimentary Aboriginal cultural experience.

Runs daily, meet on the front lawn beside reception. No booking required.
March to November: 4.30pm
December to February: 6pm

flinders ranges first nations representation

Yura Udnyu Our Culture, Your Culture

A walking tour starting from the resort, join an experienced Yura 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. Approximately 2 hrs duration.


Yura Malka Sacred Canyon tour

Join a Yura guide for an informative walk into the Sacred Canyon. Learn about the cultural significance of the site and the creation of the lands. Uncover the stories behind the ancient rock engravings from the perspective of the Yura people as you walk on their Country. Only appropriate Adnyamathanha community members can share these stories, and Sacred Canyon is only accessible on an Adnyamathanha-guided tour. Approximately 2 hrs duration.


Akarroo Adnya Adnyamathanha Rock Art Tour

The Akarroo Adnya offers one of the best examples of ancient Adnyamathanha rock art. Join an Adnyamathanha guide as they walk on Country with you identifying flora and fauna along the track to Akarroo Adnya (Rock). Gaze at the beautiful scenery looking toward the east where here, your guide will interpret the paintings and take you back in time of creation in the Cave where their Ancestors recorded the event in Ochre. Approximately 3 hrs duration.


Whilst we always try our best to accommodate everyone, our tours can be impacted by weather and minimum numbers apply. Please check with the resort 24 hours prior to your tour departure.

Personalised cultural experiences

Our team can offer personalised experiences for your group or event designed to share and educate people in the rich culture of the Adnyamathanha people. From learning about bush tucker to walking through this ancient land and hearing stories from the Traditional Owners, you can choose between a range of experiences. Contact our team to discuss your personalised group experience.

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