Changes to management of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Public access to areas of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park have changed. Effective from April this year, changes include:

  • Sacred Canyon is now closed to the general public, with access by organised tours
  • a Traditional Use Zone is set aside in the north east corner of the park
  • a new campground has been opened.

The changes to accessing Sacred Canyon means tours need now be taken through a Commercial Tour Operator, providing a richer experience with the engravings, the country and the culture able to be interpreted by an Adnyamathanha guide.

The new campground, with toilet facilities, has opened on the Wilcolo Track and replaces the Cooinda Campground inside Wilpena Pound. Providing a remote, walk-in experience, the campground can be booked at parks.sa.gov.au.

A Traditional Use Zone has been established under the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Management Plan. It will ensure Adnyamathanha people can hunt and gather safely in a protected area where the general public will not be permitted. The traditional use zone is located in the Pantapinna Plain area near Oraparinna in the north eastern corner of the Park. It was closed for public access and become operational on 1 April 2020.

More detail is available here .