Melrose, the oldest town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, is a tranquil, historic town situated on the foothills of Mount Remarkable.Well known as a cycling hub, youll find plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the fresh air of the Southern Flinders Ranges.

As well as bike trails around the Mount itself, both the Heysen and Mason trails pass through town or you can take a ride along the Melrose to Wilmington Rail Trail. Bushwalkers can enjoy challenging themselves with the rewarding walk to the summit of Mount Remarkable, which showcases an incredible view of the area or the nature walk to Cathedral Rock.

Just out of Melrose is the very scenic Showgrounds, where you can camp among the gums.

For a unique and exhilarating experience, visit on the June long weekend when the Fat Tyre Festival rolls up. Melrose comes alive as people from all over Australia converge on Melrose to celebrate all things cycling. On the October long week, the Mount Remarkable Show is another local event that promises a day filled with family fun. For more sporty travellers there is even a Tennis Carnival played over Easter every year.

Enjoy any one of a variety of accommodation options in Melrose, from a caravan park with cabins and camping sites to self-contained holiday units, hotel rooms and bed and breakfast.

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