The Sacred Gorge is another stunning gorge in the Flinders Ranges. You walk (clamber at times!) up the creek bed, looking at the marvellous rock formations. This makes it more intimate than Brachina Gorge, which is a drive, not a walk.
The other thrill in this gorge is the Aboriginal art that has been carved into the rock. It is not always obvious, which makes it even more special. The Adnyamathanha people believe that the art was created in the Dreamtime. Given the beauty and age of this serene place, that seems quite possible.
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Love the aboriginal art. It all feels very mysterious. What period does it date from? And what are some of the meanings that have been suggested for the symbols? I assume that the symbols might be reoccurring in different works. It appears to me that the last image there is a human figure. And could the circles surrounding the figure be planets? Or possibly spirits?
I’d love to go explore in this area.
Pack the bags and the walking shoes and go! It is a fascinating area.