Yura Udnyu - Wilpena Pound Aboriginal Cultural Walk
Wilpena Pound is located approximately 267-miles (429-kilometers) north of Adelaide, in the heart of Flinders Ranges National Park. It is a natural amphitheater of mountains and is a true representation of real Australian Outback. This tour consists of an easy to moderate 1.3-mile (2-kilometer) walk with some uneven ground. It is a fascinating Aboriginal and European cultural experience.
Join your experienced Yura guide at Wilpena Pound Resort for an entertaining and informative stroll from the Visitor Information Centre to Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia's oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements. Walk along Wilpena Creek past magnificent stands of river red gums with stunning views of Wilpena Pound in the distance. As you pass through the station gate you'll step back 150-years to the early days of pastoral runs.
Along the way learn about the landscape, native animals, native bush-tucker which changes with the season, the Yura culture and history and the bio-diversity from the perspective of the Adnyamathanha people. Wander among original buildings of a bygone pastoral era, delving into the settlement history of the region.
“Yura” is the name for Adnyamathanha people and “Udnyu” means white, and this tour includes the intertwining histories of both cultures.