The ‘this should be world famous’ landmark

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, SA

Big enough to fit six Ulurus inside and millions and millions of years old, this near-perfect oval looks like an amphitheatre for the gods from above – not that they’d want to amplify any kind of noise here; it would disturb the deep sense of peace.

“I do find it amazing that there are some really well-known inland things to see in Australia, and that this isn’t one of them,” muses Dr Brown. “It’s quite extraordinary. And the fact that it was used as a big holding pen for cattle and horses… it’s got an incredible history. It’s a pretty special landmark.”

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