NORTHERN FLINDERS RANGES
FUEL & SUPPLIES
Maree, Leigh Creek and Farina are your fuel and food stops.
For all dirt roads start at 28PSI, but be ready to lower your pressures in the wet or when the going gets tough
PERMITS AND FEES
You’ll need to collect the key from the Maree Hotel for the Witchelina track and their is a fee. Warraweena is the same, all tracks and camping have a small fee attached.
Witchelina is a former pastoral property that comprises a magnificent outback expanse extending from Lake Torrens in the south to Marree in the north. It spans three bioregions, Willouran, Mulgarie and Marree, which in turn are divided into nine land systems. The conservation of Witchelina is a very significant attribute for biodiversity in South Australia.
Ecotourism opportunities on Witchelina include:
- 4WD loops through the magnificent Old Mt Nor’ West Gorge. Visitors can experience the stunning Willouran Ranges by driving this 4WD loop, which is now accessible from both Farina Station and Marree. The Farina track is marked with red arrows, the Marree track with black arrows. Where the track is shared it is marked with both red and black arrows.
- Wildflower and Sand Hill Country guided tours (August-October)
- ‘Tag Along’ tours with the manager
- Accommodation including shearers quarters, managers quarters and bush camping along red gum lined Station Creek
- Liesegang Rings visits
- Willouran Range sky-tour
- Termination Hill Walking Trail (under construction)*
*Accommodation and tours are subject to operational requirements (researchers on site are given priority).
Our natural environment has so much to offer the visitor:
– the rugged mountains
– the ever changing flora of the area, especially after rain
– the moss rocks with their contrasting colours
– the sounds of the birdlife stirring in the morning
– the millions of bright stars at night
Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Experience Adnyamathanha interpretation of the environment
– tours to painting sites
– tours to story sites to learn of their significance
-learn about the importance of the local flora and fauna
-taste bushtucker (seasons permitting)
Only 540 km north of Adelaide in the heart northern Flinders Ranges, Warraweena encompasses 355 sq km of the highest and most diverse land in the area. It is an area of historical, cultural and natural significance.
Access to Warraweena is via Beltana Roadhouse where fuel is available Monday to Friday 8am to
5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5 pm.
The homestead, which is 2WD accessable, is approximately 50 minutes away from Parachilna and Leigh Creek. A 4WD vehicle is essential on most station tracks.