Aboriginal heritage

South Australia has rich and varied Aboriginal heritage. There are many important sites around the state that have great significance to the Aboriginal people. Not all are accessible to visitors, but some of the most interesting sites can be found in places such as:

Flinders Ranges National Park - a dramatically beautiful area with a wealth of geological, wildlife and Aboriginal and European cultural heritage. Wilpena Pound, one of the best known landmarks in South Australia, forms the hub of the park and highlights visits to early pastoral ruins, Aboriginal art sites and extensive walking trails.

Coongie Lakes National Park- this oasis is a deeply spiritual site for the Aboriginal people who inhabited the area. It also has significant European history associated with exploration and pastoralism.

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park - comprises arid wilderness with rugged, spectacular scenery, interesting wildlife and a wealth of Adnyamathanha Aboriginal culture and European heritage.

Coorong National Park - one of the state's most important areas of wetlands, is rich in Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal culture.

Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve - at the head of the Great Australian Bight, is well known for its Aboriginal culture and provides habitat for many wildlife species including the southern hairy-nosed wombat.


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