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Iga Warta Pty Ltd

Iga Warta offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience Adnyamathanha, Aboriginal culture, living, sharing and learning in an Aboriginal community setting. Iga Warta means place of the native orange tree in Yura Ngawarla, the language of the Adnyamathanha people, the traditional owners of the area. Iga Warta is set amongst the magnificent mountains in the Northern Flinders Ranges and is owned, managed and staffed totally by Aboriginal people.

Touring Options

Artefact Making 2-3 Hour Tour – IW07

Visitors have the opportunity to try their hand in the ancient art of artefact making. They can make a boomerang or clapping sticks, which they can then take home with them. Visitors find this a very therapeutic pass time and many spend hours making their special souvenirs.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Adnyamathanha Social History 3 Hour Tour – IW06

Visit sites and listen to what has happened to our people since non-Aboriginal people came to our country and learn about issues including the Missions, pastoralists, rations and the changes to our people’s lifestyles.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Cultural Cookout Evening 3 Hour Tour – IW09

Evening meal with cultural activities such as music, story telling about Adnyamathanha Yura Muda. Includes explaining traditional cooking methods, preparation of meat, damper and accompanying fruit and vegetables

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. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Malki Painting Site 2 Hour Tour – IW01

Visit a painting site that has been dated to be 35,000 years old and can still be interpreted through the oral history of our people that has been handed down generation to generation. Immerse oneself as one with one of the oldest cultures in the world – learn the interpretation of rock art through Adnyamathanha eyes.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Art Painting 2 Hour Tour – IW08

We have a resident Aboriginal artist from Coober Pedy and she offers sessions in her people’s traditional art forms. Again visitors are given the opportunity to make their own special souvenir as part of these sessions. This enables the visitor to learn about the differences between Aboriginal groups and their cultures and art.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Gammon Ranges Overnight Camping Tour – IW11

Overnight camping tour to the Gammon Ranges, Mount Chambers, Lake Frome and Bunyip Chasm. Camp out in the bush with Adnyamathanha people to learn about the culture and the stars and to see both the sunset and sunrise over Lake Frome or the Gammon Ranges. These camps can be offered as women’s camps, men’s camps or mixed and the cultural content is then offered in a gender specific way.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Native Plant Walking 90 Minute Tour – IW03

This tour teaches the visitor about traditional plant use in terms of food and medicine and they have the opportunity to taste foods in season. Over 30 plants are interpreted in this tour.

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. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Climbing Iga Warta Hill 4 Hour Tour – IW10

Climb Iga Warta Hill on this guided walk which includes interpretation of plants as you climb up through the Gorge. Tours can be arranged to see the Sunrise over Lake Frome. Enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Frome in the distance as well as Mount McKinlay and the Gammon Ranges. Adnyamathanha guides interpret the lay out of this ancient and enchanting land.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Yura Muda Sites 2 Hour Tour – IW02

Visit a women’s site with one of the Adnyamathanha women and learn about traditional as well as contemporary issues from a women’s perspective including the moiety system.

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. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Red Gorge 5 Hour Tour – IW05

Red Gorge is the ‘gallery’ of engravings dated at some 90,000 plus years old that is a very special and spiritual place to the Adnyamathanha people. Visitors will enjoy the peaceful and serene surroundings, whilst on the quite walk and on their return through the Gorge as the Adnyamathanha Guide shares the interpretation. Lunch is served in a tranquil river (creek) bed.

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. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Iga Warta and Surrounds Overnight Camping Tour – IW12

Overnight camping tour within a 25 kilometre radius of Iga Warta. Camp out in the bush with Adnyamathanha people to learn about the culture and the stars and to see both the sunset and sunrise over Lake Frome or the Gammon Ranges. These camps can be offered as women’s camps, men’s camps or mixed and the cultural content is then offered in a gender specific way.

. Operates:
. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Ochre Pit 2 Hour Tour – IW04

Visit the ochre pits and learn about the importance of the ochre, its uses and the significance of the different colours.

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. Departs Iga Warta daily by arrangement.

Activites and Experiences at Iga Warta Pty Ltd

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Art and Craft making
  • Astronomy
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Flora
  • Art Painting
  • Bush Tucker
  • Water-based
  • Wholesale
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • English
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa

Website: www.igawarta.com

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