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July - Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

You’re invited to celebrate Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park this July.

Located about 450km north of Adelaide in the central Flinders Ranges, this park is home to the iconic Wilpena Pound, rugged mountain landscapes and peaceful tree lined gorges. The park is rich with wildlife and is a photographers dream with breathtaking views around every corner. There is so much to see and do with Aboriginal cultural experiences, walking and cycling trails, camping, four-wheel driving, and birdwatching on offer. You'll likely need a few days to explore this special place.

Each month we feature a different park as Park of the Month, find out what’s happening throughout the year and learn how to host your own event.

What’s on

Parkapiki competition

Visit Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park during July for your chance to win a 12 month vehicle entry for multiple park pass.

Our friends at Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park during July and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

Don't worry if your out of mobile coverage, you can enter the competition by loading a digital photo you've taken in the park when you're back in range.

Ranger Pop-up Information Station

Dates and times: 
Monday 8 July, 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10 July, 10am - 3pm
Friday 12 July, 10am - 3pm
Saturday 13 July, 9am - 12pm
Monday 15 July, 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 17 July, 10am - 3pm
Friday 19 July, 10am - 3pm
Saturday 20 July, 9am - 12pm 

About/information: 

Meet the local park rangers and get insider tips for exploring the park. Learn and ask questions about conservation programs and life as a park ranger.

Meeting point: Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre Amphitheatre

NAIDOC Week - Activities Day 

Date and time: Tuesday 9 July, 10am – 12pm 

About/information: 

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with fun activities for the kids, including boomerang making and arts and crafts.

Meeting point: Old Wilpena Station, Wilpena

Bookings: This event is FREE, bookings are not required.

Ranger Guided Adnyamathanha Cultural Walk 

Dates and times:
Wednesday 10 July, 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 17 July, 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 24 July, 10am – 12pm 

About/information: 

Join Ranger Arthur as he leads you on a guided walk of the rock engravings at Perawurtina. 

What to bring:

  • waterproof jacket
  • hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • long trousers or shorts
  • long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • warm long-sleeve top for stops or if the weather is cool
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • at least one, 1 litre water bottle 

Meeting point: Perawurtina Carpark, Blinman Road (just north of Dingley Dell Campground)

Bookings: This event is FREE, bookings are not required

Brachina Gorge Geological Tag-along Tour 

Date and time: Thursday 18 July, 10am

About/information: 

Learn about the fascinating geology of Brachina Gorge with Professor Jim Gehling on a tag-along tour. The Brachina Gorge Geological Trail showcases 'a corridor through time' and is a window into 650 million years of the earths history. 

What to bring:

  • Your own vehicle (a high clearance 2WD or 4WD vehicle is recommended)
  • waterproof jacket
  • hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • long trousers or shorts
  • long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • warm long-sleeve top if the weather is cool
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • at least one, 1 litre water bottle

Meeting point: Information Bay, Brachina Gorge East

Bookings: This event is FREE and bookings are not required

Insider tips for Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

5 treasures of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park