If you’ve ever dreamed of living like a local in the South Australian outback, station stays are the most relaxing way to do it.
Sheep and cattle stations have been the mainstay of South Australia’s outback for 150 years. Now they’re becoming welcoming havens for tourists. You can see great landscapes and encounter a distinctive way of life by driving through their front gates. Not long ago pastoralists welcomed just the occasional weary stranger…today they want you to stay with them and share their love of their place.
Stations in the Flinders and Gawler Ranges are mostly sheep properties and are generally smaller than Outback stations further north, which cover vast areas. Properties vary in size, shape and character. Accommodation styles range from bush camping to glamping to shearers quarters to elegant homesteads.
Stations offer a range of experience for you. Some offer superb 4WD tracks to explore. You can stretch your legs hiking to places which other travellers won’t get to see. Some offer a guided tour with the host or scenic flights.
Whichever style of accommodation you choose, a station stay will offer an experience and create memories to remember.