A larger than life copper sculpture of CJ Dennis stands outside the Biles Art Gallery as a memorial to the memory of the renowned poet and balladeer, whose boyhood home was Laura. The bust of CJ Dennis is located in Hughes Street at the Civic Centre. In 1915 CJ Dennis published The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke which is probably the highest selling collection of poetry in the nation's history.
The Kanyaka Station ruins consist of two main historical sites. The first is the woolshed which was one of the largest in the state and provided room for 24 blade shearers who shore thousands of sheep on fairly confined shearing floors. The main building is the homestead which housed the manager, his family and servants. Some of the original stone wall which protected the gardens is still visible. The Great Northern Railway also ran parallel to Kanyaka Station; the raised roadbed of the old narrow gauge railway can still be seen.
Old Wilpena Station lies within the Flinders Ranges National Park only a few kilometres from the Wilpena Pound Resort.
All aboard the Afghan Express or the Pichi Richi Explorer for a charming rail journey through the glorious Flinders Ranges!
The sculpture celebrates the life of poet CJ Dennis, creator of the Sentimental Bloke. Father, James Dennis, was licensee of the Beetaloo Reservoir Hotel from 1892 to 1909. A similar sculpture resides at the Auburn Hotel.
Warraweena is a 355 square kilometre private conservation park in the highest part of the northern Flinders Ranges. Points of interest include Mount Hack; the highest peak in the northern Flinders, Sliding Rock copper mine ruins, Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, Warrioota Gorge, waterholes and over 250 kilometres of four wheel drive vehicle tracks (fees vary) to suit all skill levels.
Follow the Wilmington Heritage Walk, a trail that gives you a chance to take a trip back in time to discover the township of Wilmington. You'll find 25 information plaques along the way, which cover more than 100 years of Wilmington's history.
Yourambulla Caves Historic Reserve has a walking trail, which leads to the stairs at the base of the cave.