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Wilpena Pound Resort launches smartphone app

Indigenous Guides lead the way at Wilpena Pound Resort.

Indigenous accommodation business Wilpena Pound Resort has released a smartphone app giving tourists visiting the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park a guide to maximise their stay.

The new app covers all aspects that guests should know in preparation for a stay in the region and includes Wilpena Pound Resort and Campground, Ikara Safari Camp and the wider National Park – located around 430 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Content includes an introduction to Indigenous culture along with history and stories, maps for self-guided walks and drives, resort information, a list of contacts and weather updates and warnings. Tours and activities can be booked in advance through the app, including guided walks and scenic helicopter flights over the currently-flooding Lake Eyre.

Resort General Manager, Sean Casey, labelled the app an essential resource for visitors to prepare and plan for their visit to ensure maximum enjoyment.

“Having the Adnyamathanha stories and history so readily available and linked to each place means this precious knowledge is easily shared with a large number of travellers and also ensures the stories are preserved over time.,” Casey said.

Wilpena Pound Resort consists of a 52-room hotel, 15 tented pavilions at Ikara Safari Camp and modern campground with motorhome hook-up facilities.

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