The Flinders Ranges are world renowed for their geological history and you can also see evidence of Aboriginal habitation and European settlement. The traditional owners, the Adnyamathanha, lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years and the area holds deep cultural significance to them.
Heading into the Flinders Ranges
The Adnyamathanha people describe the formation of the land and their spiritual belifes through their Yura Muda stories. Over tens of thousands of years the Yura Muda stories have passed from generation to generation interpreting the cave paintings and sacred sites found in the Flinders Ranges. Mythological tracks and songlines explain the formation of the land, plants and animals.
Hot air ballooning Rawnsley Bluff
You can learn more about the traditional stories of the Nepabunna and Iga Warta Aboriginal communities by driving the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail.
- Flinders Ranges National Park
In the mid 1800's Wilpena, Arkaba and Aroona were established as sheep stations and the pastoral industry flourished when the Government built a rail line to service mining that had also been established in the area. Remains of early settlement can still be found in the Ranges.