Iga Warta, Northern Flinders Ranges, SA
Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:4 November 2016
Visiting Iga Warta transports you into a way of living that is rapidly disappearing in the wake of modern developments. This is where you go to learn to reconnect with the earth, the skies and everything in between.
Average Winter Temp: 18°C
Average Summer Temp: 33°C
Traditionally inhabited by: Adnyamathanha people
Set amid the rugged landscapes of the Northern Flinders Ranges, Iga Warta offers tourists a truly immersive experience of nature, history and Aboriginal culture, through a beautifully maintained and immaculately managed Outback capsule.
You’ll learn first-hand, right at the source, from the Adnyamathanha people, how spectacular this place really is.
When you head to Iga Warta, leave your city-self behind. Instead, open your mind and your heart to experiences that are new to you and yet as old as the rocks that are home to the region’s rich flora and fauna and the unhindered views of starlit skies that crown its warm, clear nights. Explore Iga Warta’s natural delights, and dip yourself in the history, art, culture and traditional practices of its local community. As an added plus, experience hospitality packaged as a heady mix of campfire evenings, tent stays and modern creature comforts.
Attractions & Activities:
- Rock Climbing
- Bush Walking
- Aboriginal Culture Tours
- History Tours
- Nature Tours
- Bushtucker Tasting
- Campfire Evenings
- Overnight Hiking
- Aboriginal Rock Art
- Aboriginal Story Sites
- Cultural Cookouts
- Artefact Making
- Painting Classes
Caravan Parks / Accommodation:
Iga Warta Campground
In addition to the safari tents and cabins offered by the Iga Warta management, the site also welcomes independent caravanning tourists. The camping ground within the property accommodates caravans as well, and has facilities including an ablution block, a camp kitchen, a pool, and a shop that stocks everything from souvenirs to general supplies. Firewood is available for a small fee, though community campfire evenings promise much more fun.
$11/night per person; group discounts available; prices subject to change
Leigh Creek Caravan Park
This popular caravan park is conveniently located at the foot of the Northern Flinders Ranges, thus serving as a great stopover for caravanning tourists heading to Iga Warta. In addition to a naturally beautiful setting, the Leigh Creek Caravan Park is equipped with a variety of attractive features. These include a 24-hr Laundromat, a TV room/lounge, and free barbecue facilities. Other than both powered and unpowered caravan sites, the park also offers tourists a variety of cabins to choose from. It also happens to be pet-friendly!
$16/night for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $5 per child (6-12 years)
$20/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $7 per extra adult, $4 per child (6-12 years)
Copley Cabins & Caravan Park
Serving as a convenient overnight halt for tourists caravanning up to the many sites and attractions on the Northern Flinders Range (Iga Warta included), the Copley Cabins and Caravan Park offers a variety of accommodation options at reasonable prices. Besides standard rooms and cabins, tourists can find both powered and unpowered caravan sites, including drive-through sites. The gentle slopes and scenic beauty of the charming foothill town of Copley extend into this property as well, making it a great place for campfires and cookouts under the stars. The caravan park also offers 4WD tours and rentals.
$25/night for 2 persons, unpowered sites
$28/night for 2 persons, powered sites
(Prices drop for group bookings and extended stays; they are also subject to seasonal changes)
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:
Caravan parks around Iga Warta (including those listed above) typically offer affordable rates. Tourists can also find South Australian Rest Areas along their routes, via the RAA mobile app.