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Best Aboriginal experiences in South Australia

See the Flinders Ranges and other spectacular landforms through the eyes of an Aboriginal guide. Hear the creation stories to enrich your understanding of the landscape.


 

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL TOURS – SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Aboriginal Cultural Tours, South Australia

Discover some of South Australia’s best natural attractions and stunning landscapes on a one day or extended tour with Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Tour options include exploring ancient archaeological sites, visiting spectacular coastal areas or traversing ancient bush land where giants once roamed. Drop into the world famous Clare Valley wine region for lunch and wine tasting, explore Burra and the Mid North, the Southern Flinders Ranges, Yorke Peninsula region or visit an Aboriginal community. All tours are led by knowledgeable Aboriginal guides who care about their country, live on the country and know their country. Tours depart from Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula or Port Victoria.


Tandanya

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, South Australia

Experience and explore contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture at Tandanya, Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre located in the Adelaide CBD. View unique exhibitions and enjoy a cultural presentation featuring traditional dances while learning about the oldest living culture in the world. Tandanya is the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) word for ‘place of the red kangaroo’ and is one of Adelaide’s premier attractions. This visionary location is perfect to explore and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture. Tandanya offers an important insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history through tours, special performances and exhibition events. It is filled with exciting exhibitions in its art galleries, cultural presentations featuring the yidaki (didgeridoo) or traditional dances, a Gallery Shop to purchase authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks and offers visitors an opportunity to indulge in Indigenous infused food and flavours at the Tandanya Arts Cafe.


Wilpena Pound Resort

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia

The extraordinary 800 million year old natural amphitheatre situated in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is known as Wilpena Pound and it’s the traditional homeland of the Adnyamathanha people (Yura). The Yura people own and operate Wilpena Pound Resort located 430km north of South Australia’s capital, Adelaide. The Resort serves as the only accommodation within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and includes hotel rooms, ‘glamping’ safari tents and campsites and scenic sights that provide breathtaking views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding National Park. As one of only a few Aboriginal owned and operated resorts, the hallmark feature of the resort is its Aboriginal cultural experiences. Visitors to Wilpena Pound Resort can set off on a journey with the Adnyamathanha people to uncover the rich history and mystique of ancient and contemporary Aboriginal culture. With 50,000 years worth of experience on hand, Yura will provide unrivalled insight into their land that is one of Australia’s natural wonders. From the ancient and rugged beauty of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges to the brilliant sunsets over the vast landscape, the Adnyamathanha people will connect you to over 100 million years of tradition, culture and this unforgettable land.