Sacred Canyon - SA

  Gorge

Position

DEG: -31.59827 138.73625
DMS: 31º 35' 53.77" S 138º 44' 10.51" E
UTM: 54 J 6501868mN 285224mE
Altitude: 389.59m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Gorge

Location

369.59kms North of Adelaide - Driving 443 km (5 hours 40 mins)

Address & Contact

5710
Phone: +61457 006 620
Email: office@walkingsa.org.au
Web: https://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/sacred-canyon-walk

Information

A short walk along a gum-lined creek leads to the site where ancient Aboriginal rock engravings are found in smooth sandstone walls. Wander through the gorge to view the images representing animal tracks, people and waterholes, have been pecked into the sheer rock faces with stone tools. Some images are very weathered and are best seen in the soft light of morning or afternoon.

Above the waterfall near the end of the gorge are some more engravings.

Keep a watch out for echidnas foraging in the creek bed at the other end of the gorge.

The walk is accessible by 2WD along a 15km gravel road, located 19 kilometres south-east of Wilpena off the Hawker to Blinman Road. There are toilets in the carpark.

Out of respect for the Adnyamathanha culture please do not touch the engravings.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Hawker
Distance from Sacred Canyon 42.69km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.333.430.125.520.016.415.917.821.725.729.331.8
Mean Min. °C18.018.014.911.07.14.43.74.36.89.813.615.8
Mean Rain mm19.921.016.719.430.638.233.731.827.724.623.222.0

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