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This is the website of the Friends of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park Inc.

The Friends of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park acknowledge that we work on the lands of the Adnyamathanha people. We pay our respects to Adnyamathanha people, their cultures, their elders past, present and emerging and the continuing connection they have to land, sea, sky and community. The land on which we hold meetings is the traditional land of the Kaurna people with online participation from the lands of the Ngadjuri people.

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park is a magnificent and picturesque National Park in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. It is jointly managed by the Adnyamathana people and the South Australian Government. The name “Vulkathunha” was adopted in 2002 in recognition of the Adnyamathanha people. The NPWS official park website can be opened by clicking here.

The Friends group was first formed in 2001. It lapsed after two years, but was revived in 2015 following a public meeting. The Friends of V-GRNP is one of many similar Friends of Parks Inc. groups associated with National Parks and reserves in South Australia. See below for how to join us (financial membership – $20 in 2024 – is required in order to be covered by DEW insurance whilst working in the Park and is mandatory).

Mount McKinlay Bluff and summit

Night sky above Balcanoona

Shearer’s quarters, Balcanoona

Gammon Hill

Arthur Coulthard, former Ranger at Balcanoona, presenting the Vulkathunha Park

Sharpie Coulthard, talking about protecting country

How to Join the Friends

Download the membership application form and email it to us