St Mary Peak

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St Mary Peak
St Mary Peak2.jpg
St Mary Peak, view east from the summit
Highest point
Elevation 1189 [1]
Coordinates 31°30′14″N 138°33′00″E / 31.504°N 138.55°E / 31.504; 138.55Coordinates: 31°30′14″N 138°33′00″E / 31.504°N 138.55°E / 31.504; 138.55[2]
Geography
Location Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia[2]
Parent range Flinders Ranges
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

St Mary Peak (Alternative name: Ngarri Mudlanha) is a mountain located in the Australian state of South Australia on the northwestern side of Wilpena Pound and is the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges with a height of 1,189 metres (3,901 ft).[2] It is located within the Flinders Ranges National Park and the gazetted locality of Flinders Ranges, South Australia. 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 people have expressed concern with tourists trekking to St Mary Peak as they regard it as a sacred place and not to be visited.[citation needed] 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.[3]

Birds-eye[edit]

Annotated view of St Mary Peak from space

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. p. 682. ISBN 9781593394929. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search result for "St Mary Peak (Hill)" (Record no. SA0060083) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Bushwalking in Flinders Ranges National Park - Dept of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 9 January 2007 Archived September 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.

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