Appila Springs

ust north of Appila you will see signs pointing you in the direction of Appila Springs.
Picnic at the Springs anytime, or take a swim when it’s warm.
For the environmental enthusiast take time to read the fascinating educational displays.

Orroroo & Magnetic Hill

Roos greet you at the town’s entrance and set the tone for a laid back visit. Take your time to explore what Orroroo has to offer – an 1880s settler’s cottage, a giant red gum tree, Ngadjuri rock carvings and a poem etched in stone.  Buy roo products at Orroroo Kangaroo.

Peterborough – Steamtown

The Steamtown Heritage Rail Museum in Peterborough is an award-winning SA tourist attraction. It features Australia’s only operational triple gauge turntable, a wide range of historic rolling stock including elegant steam trains, powerful diesel locomotives, unique passenger trains and freight trains.


At the foot of Mt Remarkable National Park and with the Heysen Trail running right through town, Melrose is the centre of bike riding in the Flinders Ranges. Hire a bike (you can also book a guide in advance) and ride one of the many trails in and around Melrose. Cycle out to the showgrounds (easy) or tackle Mount Remarkable (difficult!). Bike repairs are available in town.


Impressive and imposing, Gladstone Gaol is a ‘must see’. Why not spend a night in gaol? Or head to the factory of Trend Drinks, where a unique range of soft drinks is made in the traditional way using FC Grubb family recipes.


Enjoy a seasonal dining experience or an organic beef BBQ at an orchard in the heart of the Wirrabara Forest. Or on the third Sunday of the month head to Wirrabara Producers’ Market in the main street where you can buy a vast range of  fresh and value-added local produce.

Laura a Sentimental Town

Explore the shops and historic buildings of Laura, the town Australian poet and writer CJ Dennis once called home. Taste delicious Golden North Ice cream, made in Laura, at friendly cafés in the main street, or for a chocolate fix, head to CocoLaura.  Collectors, indulge your passion with antique shops.

Port Pirie

Port Pirie’s stunning location combines the beauty of the Spencer Gulf waterfront with the rolling hills of the Southern Flinders Ranges. Frolic on the foreshore at Solomontown.