Indigenous Cultural Experiences South Australia
South Australia is home to thousands of years of Indigenous history. Immerse yourself in the ancient past and relive the traditions of the Indigenous - make the most of our guide to the best cultural experiences in the state.
FLINDERS RANGES (Blinman)
The Flinders Rangers played an important role in the lives of the local Indigenous, providing them with valuable resources. Descendants of the Adnyamathanha people often run tours through the ranges, retelling Dreamtime stories and recounting the spiritual significance of the site. You’ll find ancient cave paintings when you wander through Yourambulla Caves and Arkaroo Rock. Keep an eye out for ochre quarries, remnants of ancient camp sites, rock art and stone arrangements.
THE MURRAY (Murray Bridge)
Take to the waters of The Murray and paddle through thousands of years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history. The river system was a central part of life and provided much needed water and food resources to the ancient Indigenous. Some archaeological sites along the river have dated Aboriginal history back 20, 000 years. Discover some of the country’s oldest lands when you visit the popular river at Murray Bridge just an hour’s drive from Adelaide.
FOUR WINDS DREAMING (Yarrah)
Be guided through Adnyamathanha Aboriginal culture and walk on ancient land with Four Winds Dreaming. Descendants of the clan will recount their Indigenous traditions and invite you to join in their experiences. Engage with their ancient culture and experience ancient life in the Flinders Rangers. You’ll be able to listen to ancient Dreamtime stories, snack on bush tucker and learn how to throw a boomerang on the specially designed and educational tours.
GULF GETAWAYS (Spencer Gulf)
Tour the Spencer Gulf and learn about the local Indigenous history without worrying about the impact it makes on the environment. The unique landscape provided food, water and shelter for Aboriginal clans who inhabited the region thousands of years ago. Gulf Getaways are committed to showing you the best of local Aboriginal culture and ancient land in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Regarded as Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned multi-arts centre, Tandanya is a great place for those interested about learning about the local Aboriginal history through the arts. The centre is designed to respect and celebrate the culture of the local Indigenous by showcasing their skill and creativity. Wander the halls of the centre and find yourself surrounded by the culture of the traditional custodians of the land, the Kaurna peoples.
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