Flinders Ranges Adventures In South Australia
Just five hours north of Adelaide the Flinders Ranges offer an adventure for everyone. Discover your adventurous spirit on popular walking trails around Wilpena Pound. Watch as eagles soar overhead or spot the rare and threatened yellow footed rock wallabies hidden in rocky outcrops.
Reg Wilton, is an Adnyamathanha man who grew up on a sheep station on the edge of Lake Frome in the Central Flinders region. His Wakarla tag-along tours journey into his traditional home and offer a unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Reg as he imparts traditional knowledge of the Dreaming stories connected to this land, including the Seven Sisters, Kangaroo and Euro, Eagle and the Crow (Wakarla).
Join Reg and travel along the scenic Parachilna to Blinman road stopping at magnificent Glass Gorge where a leisurely walk along a tree lined creek bed will bring you to ancient rock carvings. Nearby, visit one of the Flinders Ranges most significant mining ruins, the Nuccaleena Copper mine site, also visit Sliding Rock Copper mine and the Historic township of Beltana. Copper was discovered in the mid 1850s and a small town was built around the Nuccaleena Copper mine and Sliding Rock Copper mine, the ruins of which still stand today. Harsh conditions and a severe drought ended the mine’s operations in 1866.
As a guest of Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours you will have private access to the historic Oratunga Station. Travelling with Reg you will have the opportunity to see ancient rock engravings not accessible for the general public.
For those who would like to camp overnight with Reg there are bush camping or shearer’s quarter options. You will enjoy stories around the camp fire with Reg and his Auntie Enice.
Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours achieved Nature Tourism Certification for their Camping Accommodation and Tag Along Tours in 2015.