7 Spots to Discover SA’s Indigenous Heritage

Find out all about Australia’s Indigenous heritage at these significant South Australian sites:

Flinders Ranges

The Adnyamathanha people have called this area home for tens of thousands of years. Visit Ikara – The Meeting Place, tour Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park and see 5000-year-old rock art at Arkaroo Rock.

Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and the Painted Desert

Take a scenic flight from Coober Pedy to see Australia’s largest salt lake from the sky and find out why it’s so important to the Arabana and Dieri people. Nearby, see the Painted Desert – a large rocky outcrop of large and small hills rising out of the desert landscape.

Point Pearce, Yorke Peninsula

The Narungga people have travelled this area for thousands of years. Learn about their way of life with Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Alternatively, follow the Coastal Way for a self-guided tour.

Coorong National Park

Join a tour or go it alone to discover the Indigenous significance of this breathtaking National Park, home to the Ngarrindjeri people. Learn about their history at Camp Coorong Museum or join a private tour with The Tailor.

Murray River

Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park on the Murray River is the ancestral home of the Nganguraku people. Discover ancient campsites, rock art and canoe trees at this archaeological site. Bake sure you contact Mannam Aboriginal Community Association before visiting.

Eyre Peninsula

Drive the Indigenous Tourism Trail, which runs along the west coast of Eyre Peninsula, and discover the area’s Indigenous heritage. See local art at Port Lincoln’s Kuju Aboriginal Arts and Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre.


Short on time? Catch a glimpse of Indigenous culture without leaving the capital at Adelaide’s Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.

Image credits: Grant Hunt Photography, Copyright SATC, Daniel Westergren & Ben Goode