The best time of year to visit is from early April to early October. During winter the nights get quite cold but the days are perfect for bushwalking and sightseeing. Most of our bush tucker is available from September to March. Visitors in summer can expect days between 35 and 40 degrees however the evenings are perfect for relaxing outside and we have a few waterholes nearby that are good for swimming.
Not necessarily, many of the local people drive 2wd vehicles. The key is to drive about 70km/hr on the dirt roads to avoid any hassles. If you plan to visit Nantawarrina you will need a 4wd. It is always a good idea to ring our office on (08) 8648 3764 to check road conditions before leaving in case of recent rain.
We have toilets, showers, internet, dormitory style accommodation, laundry and barbecue. We have a shared kitchen for the dormitory accommodation with everything you need, just bring your own food. We also have an undercover basketball court and two powered caravan sites.
It is best if you can book for the tours to ensure a guide is available. Booking a tour is the only way to see many of our sites and secret waterholes as they are mostly hidden and unsignposted. Booking a tour also ensures we have time to tailor it to suit what you want to see and learn about.
No. The exceptions are if you are camping or visiting Nantawarrina or if you are walking locally around the town of Nepabunna. To visit Nantawarrina you still need a permit and must stick to designated tracks. If you intend to drive off the main road in Nepabunna it is a good idea to drop in or call our office first.
No, Nepabunna has no mobile reception but we do have a public pay phone. Guests are welcome to give friends or family the office number to ring in or can use the office phone in emergencies. CB radios or satellite phones can be useful if you’re camping or travelling around Nantawarrina.
Generally speaking the Northern Flinders Ranges are more rugged. The scenery is breathtaking. Because the Northern Flinders are more remote it also a bit more untouched and less visited.
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a 45 minute drive further on and the spectacular Gammon Ranges National Park borders Nepabunna and is only 5 minutes drive away. Innaminka is about 3-4 hours away.
From Adelaide allow 7 hours if going via Pt Augusta or 8 hours if coming through the Clare Valley. Be sure to stop at Hawker on the way to visit the gallery of world renowned artist Jeff Morgan. If travelling from Alice Springs the trip time depends on whether you go down to Coober Pedy on the highway or come through Oodnadatta. We are two hours on from Marree if you’re coming from up north.