Bendleby Ranges



Bendleby Ranges is an adventure tourism destination, located on a working station in the Flinders Ranges an easy three and a half hours drive North of Adelaide. We offer serenity and tranquility in an unspoilt natural environment. You can talk to us, about how we have integrated Eco Tourism with our pastoral business within a sustainable environment.

While at Bendleby Ranges visitors can hike the walking trails or take exhilarating drives over our two rugged mountain ranges with spectacular views towards Lake Frome, Wilpena Pound and the surrounding country side.

We offer well presented, quality and affordable accommodation decorated in country inspired styles, choose from; Crotta Homestead, Gumdale Cottage, or the Shearers Quarters. For campers we offer private campsites amongst the native pine & gum tree lined creeks, with firewood supplied, a bush toilet and access to a hot shower. A great opportunity to experience.

Crotta Homestead

Built in 1890s, Crotta Homestead is a charming classic country style 5 bedroom stone homestead. The main living areas are air conditioned with ceiling fans, and a cosy slow combustion wood heater in the lounge a great place to relax and enjoy at the end of your daily adventures at Bendleby Ranges. Sleeping 10 people, ideal for 2 families, featuring 1 bedroom with a queen bed, 2 bedrooms with a double bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds. There is a screened eating area with a gas BBQ on the verandah. Linen is available for hire, or bring your own bedding.

Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, just bring your food, drinks, linen, doonas to suit the bed sizes, towels and toiletries. Linen is available for hire.

There is room for caravans, camper vans or tents near the Homestead. If you would like to book the camping area next to the homestead, select the Crotta Homestead Camping area, when booking.

Gumdale Cottage

Gumdale Cottage is a charming fully self-contained 3 bedroom cottage 2km from The Springs. Nestled in the ranges with native pines and a gum creek at the back door, it is a very picturesque setting to enjoy the peace and splendor that Bendleby Ranges has to offer.

With a separate dining room with reverse cycle air conditioning and slow combustion wood heater, unwind after a busy day bike riding, hiking or four wheel driving at Bendleby Ranges. Sleeping 8, Gumdale Cottage has 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds and one bedroom with two double bunks, all with ceiling fans. An outside covered dining area with gas BBQ is the ideal place to get together with family and friends.

Gumdale Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen; just bring your food, drinks, linen, doonas to suit the bed sizes, towels and toiletries, or hire linen for your stay.

There is room for caravans, camper vans or tents near the Cottage. If you would like to book the camping area next to the homestead, select the Gumdale Cottage Camping area, when booking.

The Shearers Quarters

Ideal for family groups, The main Shearers Quarters building provides comfortable accommodation for up to 16. Featuring 4 twin share rooms, and 2 rooms with 2 double bunks, all equipped with ceiling fans. There is a separate toilet/shower block with 3 showers and toilets, and a bathroom suitable for disabled persons in the main building.

The dining/living room features a cosy wood fire and split system air conditioner. Outside is a magnificent local slate table in the centre of the BBQ area to enjoy your meals after a busy day at Bendleby Ranges.

The Springs also features a fully equipped kitchen; just bring your food, drinks, linen, doonas to suit the bed sizes, towels and toiletries. Linen is available for hire.

We have recently added 2 Bunkhouse rooms which sleep 16 in total (4 double bunks in each room). This makes it ideal for school groups, large groups or family reunions.

There is room for caravans, camper vans or tents near the Shearers Quarters. If you would like to book the camping area next to the homestead, select the Shearers Quarters Camping area, when booking.

If wishing to try out the 4WDing while at Bendleby, there is a 4WD Levy for the use of the tracks.


Acacia Cottage

Acacia Cottage is a fully self-contained 2 bedroom cottage near the airstrip at The Springs. Situated on the creek bank with views of the Hungry Ranges, it is ideal for fly-in groups or small families.

The cottage has a separate kitchen/dining room, a bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin, 2 bedrooms one with a double bed, and one with a double bunk sleeping a total of 4 people. The cottage is heated and cooled with reverse-cycle air conditioning.

Acacia Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen; just bring your food, drinks, linen, doonas to suit the bed sizes, towels and toiletries, or hire linen for your stay.

If wishing to try out the 4WDing while at Bendleby, there is a 4WD Levy for the use of the tracks.

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