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Review of Arkaroo Rock

Arkaroo Rock
Reviewed August 12, 2012

It's not often we get the chance to see this ancient art like this,it's worth the walk-which is lovely but definitely wear good walking shoes.The story board at the start of the path was very helpful in our understanding of some of the paintings.

1  Thank SueC
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Walking up to see the Aboriginal rock carvings in the Arkaroo Rock is one of our favourite things to do in the Flinders Ranges. The Rock is set into the eastern and exterior side of the Wilpena Pound range. The dirt road in is signposted and is just off the main road between Rawnsley Park and Wilpena Pound. There is a well laid out carpark to park in. It has picnic tables and an information board but no toilet facilities or water. The walk up to the Aboriginal rock carvings is a fairly easy grade, suitable for families with children. The views across to the plains are exceptional. The rock carvings, depicting the Aboriginal Dreamtime are inside big wave shaped rock formations. You can get right up close to them although they are enclosed in a wire netting cage to prevent vandalism. There is no problem in taking photos as even the widest camera lenses can fit through the mesh. There are two sites with the paintings, the southern site is the most comprehensive. These rock carvings are well worth seeing. The track is a loop track although when we were there in April it was partly closed so we went back the way we came. Allow 2 hours up and back. Carrying water and a sunhat are essential at all times of the year. Closed in shoes should be worn as the track is rough and rocky in places.

8  Thank grevillia
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

I walked the Arkaroo Rock hike with the drawings of the Adnyamathanha people as the prize, covered beneath a rock half way up the side of Wilpena Pound. It’s a 3km trail with a loop at the end giving fine vistas across the plains beyond to Chace Range, another misspelt place name from a stockman of yesteryear.
It's a rocky walk but not hard and the paintings are in one location only. Personally I enjoyed the different aspect of Wilpena Pound and the views back over the valley as much as the paintings.
Worth a stroll if you like bushwalking.

1  Thank iandsmith
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

A relatively easy walk through interesting bushland and a great view out over to the ABC Range. A good way to get a feel for the Flinders Ranges and see Aboriginal rock art.

Thank Laine L
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

We did this walk on one of our mornings in the Flinders Ranges at the end of August. We loved the walk especially as the rock carvings are most interesting.

It is a good walk and we were especially lucky as the wildflowers were starting to come out.

We felt it was one of the best walks in the ranges and would highly recommend it.

1  Thank Aussiegal15
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