Ikara Safari Camp

Glamping Wilpena Pound

Ikara Safari Camp

Glamping at Wilpena Pound

FEATURES - Click to open
  • King bed
  • Tea & coffee
  • Bar fridge
  • Ensuite In room
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi is available in the Restaurant and Bistro.

The dining choices range from self catering, to bistro or restaurant dining.
The restaurant and bistro serve dishes using regional produce which are perfect matched with a range of South Australian wines and beers.

 

ACTIVITIES

There is so much to experience in the Ikara Flinders Ranges.
From guided walking tours with a local Adnyamathanha guide, to 4WD tours into outback gorges, and the popular Sunset Tour which will have you enjoying bubbles and canapes while you watch the sky change colours as the sun sets over Wilpena Pound and the Ikara Flinders Ranges.

Scenic Flights are definitely the best way to appreciate the grandeur of the surrounding area. Get a bird’s eye view of the gigantic caldera like Wilpena Pound, and the majestic Ikara Flinders Ranges as they stretch into the distance like a gigantic natural backbone.

THE ENVIRONMENT

From Wilpena Pound Resort:

Water
Water is a precious resource to sustain life, especially in an arid environment. All water used at the resort is sourced from a local spring and treated on site, using the most efficient, remotely monitored, water treatment technologies. All grey water is also treated on site, allowing a wholly self-sufficient system which is off the grid.

Wilpena Pound Resort is committed to water efficiency and usage throughout operations. We encourage all guests to take 3-minute showers and only request their rooms to be re-made by housekeeping as required.

Energy
Wilpena Pound Resort is powered by the largest off-grid solar electricity system in Australia.

Owned and operated by AGL Energy, the $2.5 million system delivers reliable, high quality power 24-hours a day while also offering quiet, efficient and environmentally-sound power supply which is sensitive to the natural surrounds for which Wilpena is world renowned.

The hybrid power station combines multiple generation sources – 100kW solar cells convert sunlight into electrical energy, 400kW of battery storage, an inverter and three diesel generators totaling 440kW. It is controlled by a high-tech computer system.

Annually this solar component of the power station provides up to 40% of Wilpena Pound Resort’s power. During the daytime, with good sunshine, the solar cells will meet the resort’s demand. For cloudy periods, the batteries or diesel generators or both can be used to supplement the solar power.

At night, the most efficient diesel generator combination is switched on to meet the load. Also at this time, any excess solar energy stored in the batteries is used to offset the diesel consumption.

The automatic system offers unattended operation and it is remotely monitored and controlled via a modern-link. The Wilpena Solar Power Station represents the state-of-the-art in remote power technologies.

Wilpena Pound is one of South Australia’s best known landforms so it is appropriate – visually and environmentally – to use renewable energy to power the resort. By installing a solar system, the natural environment is not spoiled with power lines nor by the excavation work that would have been required to extend the grid.

Wilpena Pound Resort has been awarded Advanced Ecotourism accreditation from Ecotourism Australia.

 

Ikara Safari Camp

What we love…

Located at the entrance to Wilpena Pound, Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring the extraordinary region. The landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha (Yura) people for tens of thousands of years.


 

Tell me more.

Guests enjoy genuine Yura hospitality with 15 luxury Safari Tents with views of the majestic Wilpena Pound. The property is home to an abundance of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus and wedge-tail eagles.

 


 

Get the Facts 

Where is it? Wilpena Pound – Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, SA

What? Eco Resort

Styles of Accommodation?  Safari tents for couples or families

Who?  Couples, Groups, Families 

Accessible?  Please enquire 

How much?   From $320


 

Sounding Good?  Read on…

Ikara Safari Camp is the ultimate Outback ‘glamping’ experience.

Each of the 15 safari tents has a king size bed (can be split), with a modern ensuite bathroom, luxury amenities, reverse cycle air-conditioning, power and a private deck and fire pit.

All the safari tents are positioned to offer magnificent views of the sunset over Wilpena Pound.

Guests have access to all Wilpena Pound Resort’s facilities including the restaurant, bar, pool and general store. The onsite
Visitor Information Centre offers guided walks by Adnyamathanha guides, as well as 4WD tours, bicycle hire and the
‘must do’ scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and Lake Eyre.

Address: Wilpena Rd,
Via Hawker SA 5434

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FEATURES
  • King bed
  • Tea & coffee
  • Bar fridge
  • Ensuite In room
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi is available in the Restaurant and Bistro.

The dining choices range from self catering, to bistro or restaurant dining.
The restaurant and bistro serve dishes using regional produce which are perfect matched with a range of South Australian wines and beers.

 

ACTIVITIES

There is so much to experience in the Ikara Flinders Ranges.
From guided walking tours with a local Adnyamathanha guide, to 4WD tours into outback gorges, and the popular Sunset Tour which will have you enjoying bubbles and canapes while you watch the sky change colours as the sun sets over Wilpena Pound and the Ikara Flinders Ranges.

Scenic Flights are definitely the best way to appreciate the grandeur of the surrounding area. Get a bird’s eye view of the gigantic caldera like Wilpena Pound, and the majestic Ikara Flinders Ranges as they stretch into the distance like a gigantic natural backbone.

ENVIRONMENT

From Wilpena Pound Resort:

Water
 All water used at the resort is sourced from a local spring and treated on site, using the most efficient, remotely monitored, water treatment technologies. All grey water is also treated on site, allowing a wholly self-sufficient system which is off the grid.

Wilpena Pound Resort is committed to water efficiency and usage throughout operations. We encourage all guests to take 3-minute showers and only request their rooms to be re-made by housekeeping as required.

Energy
Wilpena Pound Resort is powered by the largest off-grid solar electricity system in Australia.

Owned and operated by AGL Energy, the $2.5 million system delivers reliable, high quality power 24-hours a day while also offering quiet, efficient and environmentally-sound power supply which is sensitive to the natural surrounds for which Wilpena is world renowned.

Wilpena Pound is one of South Australia’s best known landforms so it is appropriate – visually and environmentally – to use renewable energy to power the resort. By installing a solar system, the natural environment is not spoiled with power lines nor by the excavation work that would have been required to extend the grid.

Wilpena Pound Resort has been awarded Advanced Ecotourism accreditation from Ecotourism Australia.

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