Located in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National park on Adnyamathanha Country, Wilpena Pound Resort is an unforgettable Australian outback experience. Guests can relax in the stunning natural surrounds, engage in rich Aboriginal culture and take in breathtaking views from every perspective. A stay at Wilpena Pound Resorts offers a genuine and rewarding Australian cultural experience.
Guests at Wilpena Pound Resort can choose from a range of resort rooms or step out into nature with a glamping experience at Ikara Safari Camp. For guests keen to experience the outback under the stars, the resort has a range of caravan, motorhome and camp sites with excellent facilities including barbecues and a camp kitchen.
Proudly owned and operated by the local Adnyamathanha people, Wilpena Pound Resort delivers a personal experience of the ancient landscape and Aboriginal culture which is strongly imbedded in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Guests can enjoy the nightly Welcome to Country ceremony offered by the Adnyamathanha or Yura staff with traditional songs and stories about the landscape. The resort’s range of tours and adventures is each led by an Adnyamathanha guide, taking in sites of cultural significance and offering guests a chance to learn more about the region’s heritage and its people.
This spectacular landscape can be explored on foot, mountain bike, by 4WD or from the air with a wide range of tours operating at the resort year-round. Journey through the rolling mountain ranges and spectacular gorges to soak up this scenic landscape with breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. By night, the inky outback skies offer some of the best stargazing in South Australia.
Guests can enjoy the casual vibe in the Ikara Lounge, Bar & Bistro with options to sit outside under the gum trees, or sample local seasonal produce and bush foods Indigenous-inspired menu at the Wilpena Pound Resort Dining Room. Menus have been created by Australia’s only hatted Indigenous chef, Clayton Donovan to deliver a taste of local native ingredients and Indigenous flavours.
For guests who are keen to cook up a feast under the stars, the resort also has an IGA Xpress onsite which stocks all the essentials.
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