St Mary Peak

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Coordinates: 31°30′14″S 138°33′04″E / 31.504°S 138.551°E / -31.504; 138.551

St Mary Peak
St Mary Peak2.jpg
St Mary Peak, view east from the summit
Elevation 1,171 m (3,842 ft)
Location Wilpena Pound, SA
Range Flinders Ranges
Easiest route Hike

St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha)[1] (1,171 m / 3,839 ft), is situated on the northwestern side of Wilpena Pound, and is the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. It lies within the Flinders Ranges National Park. St Mary Peak is the eighth highest peak in South Australia (the highest seven all being in the Musgrave Ranges). It is commonly misspelled St Mary's Peak. The Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners, have expressed concern with tourists treking to St Mary Peak as it is a sacred place and not to be visited. The wishes of the Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners are publiscised on signage at the Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre and at the trail head. Further information about this can be obtained be contacting the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA).

However, the peak and its surroundings may be accessed via a walking trail from Wilpena Resort along the north-east edge of the range outside of Wilpena Pound, or via a longer trail through the middle of the pound.[2]


Annotated view of St Mary Peak from space


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