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Wilpena Pound Resort, South Australia

wilpenafromtheair2.jpgLocated in Flinders Ranges National Park, four and a half hours drive north of Adelaide, is Wilpena Pound Resort.

Nestled in the shadow of the red gums and native pines, the resort offers guests the chance to discover the true Outback. Go horse riding through the National Park, take a guided tour to the ancient gorges, hike through the bush or watch the kangaroos at dusk.

The Wilpena Pound Resort gets its name from nearby Wilpena Pound, a massive rock amphitheatre that covers an area of 83 sq kms. The jagged geological formations were created from sedimentary deposits under the sea about 640 million years ago. Movement in the rock caused it to fold in on itself and after 160 million years of erosion a low rugged mountain range juts up from the surrounding flat plains like a wide grassy monolith.

It’s an ancient place, rich in heritage and culture. The native Adnyamathanha people called the lands around Wilpena Pound and Wilpena Station home long before the settlers arrived. Their influence is still visible in local sites and rock art.

The Ranges attract around 150,000 visitors a year so it’s important to keep track of their impact. To do this, Wilpena Pound Resort actively encourages environmentally sustainable ecotourism services within Flinders Ranges and in partnership with National Parks and Wildlife South Australia (NPWSA) and Flinders Ranges Tourism Services they tests and implement various eco-friendly initiatives throughout the National Park, ensuring the ancient landscape is protected for many years to come.

wpatnight.jpgAccommodations cater from budget to luxury travellers with backpacker rooms, caravan and camping facilites, motel units and deluxe suites.

Wilpena Pound Resort
Flinders Ranges National Park
Wilpena Pound SA 5434
Telephone: (08) 8648 0004 or 1800 805 802