Can’t find a genuine Australian experience?
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. This web site will help you chose accommodation and activities to suit your style of holiday.
Accommodation styles range from modest shearers quarters to elegant homesteads, where you can cater for yourself, or join your host family for meals. The meals are a particularly enjoyable part of any historic accommodation experience. Large cooked breakfasts and homemade dinners using fresh produce are provided by friendly hosts who delight in sharing their house with guests.
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 wont get to see. You can take a guided tour with the host.
Whichever style of accommodation you choose, a station stay will offer a glimpse into another life and take you away from the hustle and bustle of urban living.
So spend some time checking out the stations on this web site. Then come to explore South Australia’s Outback and Flinders and Gawler Ranges.