" Waterpump, Ikara-Flinders NP, South Australia"
by Gary Kernick Hutchinson
The Windmill, attached to a water pump signals a human presence in the popular Ikara-Flinders National Park in northwestern South Australia. Ancient and rugged mountain landscapes, peaceful tree-lined gorges and a seasonal wealth of wildlife. The sense of space unique to the semi-arid zone combine to make Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park one of South Australia’s iconic destinations.
The park comprises approximately 95,000 hectares. It includes the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the vast amphitheatre of mountains that is Ikara Wilpena Pound.