The Armchair © Adam Bruzzone

In April 2021, a significant milestone was achieved, with UNESCO accepting Australia’s inclusion of the Flinders Ranges on its World Heritage Tentative List. This was an exciting and significant first step in pursuing World Heritage Listing, expressing Australia’s commitment to nominate in the future.

Since then, our major focus has been to engage respectfully with First Nations peoples, tourism planning for core visitor destinations, as well as landholder and community engagement. World Heritage nomination is a complex and involved process and for the best chances of success, a well-planned and carefully-implemented process is critical.

The South Australian Government has invested in visitor infrastructure in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and Nilpena Ediacara National Park in preparation for World Heritage listing.