There are signs all over South Australia bringing heritage to life. There are also a number of sign posted trails that were designed specifically to promote our heritage. From the wide open spaces of the outback to shipwrecks on the sea floor, signs have been installed to provide an insight into each specific site and aspects of our shared past.
Birdsville and Strzelecki Tracks
Seven signs help bring outback heritage to life along the Birdsville and Strzelecki Tracks and at Cordillo Downs Station.
Signs mark the state's most northerly shipwreck (the MV Tom Brennan) at Copper's Crossing, at a stone camel enclosure at Mount Lyndhurst and at four state heritage listed places - Lake Harry Date Plantation Site; Mulka Store and Homestead Ruins; Cordillo Downs Shearing Shed (two signs); and Blanchewater Homestead Ruins.
A series of four signs mark both Strangways Springs and The Peake sites are located near mound springs. They are associated with early pastoralism in the outback and with other activities, such as mining and law and order, but it is their past roles as Overland Telegraph Repeater Stations (from the early 1870s) that are most noteworthy.
Southern Flinders Ranges
Kanyaka Homestead ruins north of Quorn are one of the best-known historical sites in the southern Flinders Ranges, and a series of four signs help bring the striking ruins to life for visitors.
Nine shipwreck trails, located underwater and on land, have been established along the South Australian coast and River Murray to promote and interpret many of the state's shipwrecks.
State Heritage Area walks
Here are some simple guided walks through some of South Australia's beautiful and important State Heritage Areas to help you explore the heritage of the areas:
For more information about heritage trails in South Australia, please visit the South Australian Tourism Commission.
For more information about the Birdsville, Strzelecki and Oodnadatta Tracks visit the Natural Resources SA Arids Lands website.