The jewel in South Australia’s crown Moonarie has it all, great climbs, soaring cliffs and that real get away from it all feeling. Moonarie is a remote location with no facilities, not an area for beginners and not for those who aren’t up for a bit of adventure and even an epic or two.

Our advice is to buy the guide. A new guidebook, by Rob Baker and Josef Goding, was published in 2019, and provides information on the best adventures at Moonarie and nearby selected crags including Pt Bonney, Devils Peak and Warren Gorge.

Moonarie – A Rock Climbers Guide
Author: Rob Baker and Josef Goding
Date: 2019
Availability: Available in local stores or directly from the author’s website.

Areas covered include:

  • Death Valley and Rawnsley Bluff
  • Upper Tiers
  • Pt Bonney
  • Warren Gorge
  • Devil’s Peak

More may be found on thecrag website.

Traditional Owners – Welcome to Country 

The Adnyamathanha are the traditional owners of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park where Moonaire is located on the outside of Wilpena Pound. They strongly encourage all visitors to the area to participate in the Welcome to Country, typically held each night at the Wilpena Pound Resort

Old guidebook – Moonarie
Author: Tony Barker
Publisher: CCSA
Date: 2000
Availability: Still in Shops

If you have the 2000 guidebook, past Moonarie updates have been collated here (however you will need the new guidebook for the latest route updates): Moonarie New Route Update May 2014

A small guide has also been put together for the Moonlight Buttress area at the Southern end of Moonarie: Moonlight Buttress May 2014