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Bendleby Ranges

741 Crotta Road, Orroroo, SA 5431


Bendleby Ranges is a multi-award winning adventure tourism destination, located in the Southern Flinders Ranges an easy three and a half hours drive north of Adelaide. We offer serenity and tranquillity in an unspoilt natural environment. You can talk to us about how we have integrated Eco Tourism and our Certified Organic (NASAA) Animal Husbandry business within a sustainable pastoral environment.

While at Bendleby Ranges visitors can hike the walking trails or take exhilarating drives over our two rugged mountain ranges and experience the 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, Acacia Cottage, or the Shearers' Quarters. For campers we offer private campsites amongst the native pine and gum tree lined creeks, with firewood supplied, a bush toilet and access to a hot shower.

Bendleby Ranges is a great opportunity to experience the Southern Flinders Ranges at its best.


  • Barbeque
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Carpark
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
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Accomodation Types

Bendleby Ranges offers a unique variety of powered and unpowered campsites catering for all requirements, from secluded sites amongst the bush, to camping at our large campground close to the camp kitchen and amenities.

All campsites have a toilet and firewood is supplied. Hot showers are provided close to the shearing shed for use by those camping in the remote campsites.

The camp kitchen is enclosed with two gas stoves, a preparation area, and two sinks. Four showers and four toilets are attached to the camp kitchen. A large deck area provides outdoor dining facilities.

The pristine bush land and rugged ranges provide sheltered camping with magnificent views within walking distance.

Acacia Cottage is located close to the airstrip and hangar. It is a fully self-contained two bedroom cottage, ideal for families or fly-in guests.

Ideal for family groups, The Springs Shearers' Quarters provide comfortable accommodation for up to 32. The main building has six bedrooms, sleeping up to 15 and the two bunkhouse rooms sleep another 15. The Shearers' Quarters features a large kitchen, dining area, toilet/shower block with three showers and a bathroom in the main building suitable for disabled persons.

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 barbecue area to enjoy your meals after a busy day at Bendleby Ranges in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

The Shearers' Quarters also features a fully equipped kitchen; just bring your food, drinks, linen, and doonas, towels and toiletries.

Gumdale Cottage is a charming fully self-contained three bedroom cottage two kilometres from 'The Springs', nestled in the ranges with native pines and a gum creek at the back door; enjoy the peace and splendour of Bendleby Ranges.

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 eight, Gumdale Cottage has two bedrooms with two single beds and one bedroom with two double bunks. Use the fully equipped kitchen or the outdoor covered dining area with gas barbecue and toilet/shower facilities.

Gumdale Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen; just bring your food, drinks, linen and doonas, towels and toiletries.

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

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