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)[1]
Location Wilpena Pound, SA
Range Flinders Ranges
Easiest route Hike

St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha)[2] (1,171 m (3,842 ft)[1]) is a mountain located 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 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]


Annotated view of St Mary Peak from space

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  1. ^ a b Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. p. 682. ISBN 9781593394929. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "St Mary Peak". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  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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