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Mount Woodroffe (Ngarutjaranya)
Highest point
Elevation 1,435 m (4,708 ft)  AHD
Prominence South Australia's highest mountain
Geography
Location South Australia, Australia
Parent range Musgrave Ranges
Climbing
Easiest route Hike


Mount Woodroffe is South Australia's highest peak. It is 1,435 metres (4,708 ft) above sea level. The mountain is known to Pitjantjatjara speakers as Ngarutjaranya. In their Dreaming, the mountain represents the spirit being Ngintaka.

Mount Woodroffe is in the far northwest of South Australia, in the Musgrave Ranges. The mountain range rises about 700–800 metres above the plains around it. The rock is mostly granite and gneiss.

Mount Woodroffe was named by William Gosse, who first saw it on 20 July 1873. He named it after George Woodroffe Goyder, another early explorer of South Australia and the Northern Territory. Access to the mountain is restricted. Permission is needed to enter the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands.

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