Sacred Canyon Aboriginal Cultural Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Starting from the car park at the end of Sacred Canyon Road, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, this walk takes you on a guided tour through Sacred Canyon and back. For a fascinating Aboriginal cultural experience, join an experienced Yura guide for an entertaining and informative walk to Sacred Canyon, a significant site to the Adnyamathanha people, where visitors can learn about the engravings, landscape and culture as interpreted by a traditional owner. At the entrance, there's an information board explaining the traditional heritage and cultural significance of the canyon. The trail into the canyon is along a dry river bed lined with river red gums, leading to a site where ancient Aboriginal artwork can be found carved into the sheer rock face. This walk follows a dry river bed, with no formed walking trail and some uneven rocky surfaces, suitable for average fitness levels. Access to Sacred Canyon is only available on Adnyamathanha guided tours, which must be booked in advance at the Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.