Unique Accommodation in the Flinders Ranges and Outback
The unique accommodation options in the Flinders Ranges and Outback provide a whole new genre of memorable experiences. Where else can you sleep in underground hotels, boutique luxury lodges and quirky outback pubs all in the same trip? Browse a range of one-of-a-kind stays for every budget
After enjoying the heat and adventure of the Outback, you can experience the unexpected delight of retreating into underground accommodation. Residents of the famous opal town of Coober Pedy are well-known for their surprising, but very practical, subterranean lifestyle.
Dug Out BnB offers underground accommodation with plenty of luxurious comforts. These beautifully curated apartments have been designed to capture natural light and ventilation, and enjoy endless views of the desert. Families will enjoy The Desert Cave Hotel, The Desert View Apartments and the Lookout Cave Underground Motel. For a budget-friendly option, check out the bunkhouse rooms at the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum.
Boutique and Luxury Accommodation
The Ikara Safari Camp is an incredible glamping experience on Adnyamathanha Country, hosted by Wilpena Pound Resort in the heart of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.
These luxurious safari tents provide the best of both worlds; plenty of creature comforts (including airconditioning and a full ensuite), surrounded by the serene natural bushland of spectacular Adnyamathanha Country.
The Adnyamathanha people are the Traditional Owners of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and guests are encouraged to discover a deeper connection to the region on tours hosted by an Adnyamathanha Yura (guide). Book through Wilpena Pound Resort to explore spectacular locations and hear fascinating stories, knowledge and history that are generously shared by the Adnyamathanha people.
Adjacent to the iconic Prairie Hotel in Parachilna, the Prairie Outback Lodge has a limited number of rooms, all of which are newly renovated to embody the Prairie’s signature style of outback luxury. Enjoy highly personalised service, curated private dining experiences and exclusive guided tours. Your stay at The Prairie Outback Lodge will offer plenty of quirky outback charm alongside a high standard of service and quality of experience.
Outback Pub Accommodation
Enjoy a big dose of outback hospitality at one of these iconic Hotels in the South Australian Outback. The historic Marree Hotel provides a well-earned rest stop for outback travellers at the junction of the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks. This heritage-listed hotel offers hearty pub food, great value hotel rooms, and a unique character that shines in the Tom Kruse Museum.
Follow the Oodnadatta Track to reach the William Creek Hotel, a beautiful pub filled with mementos of the many people who have travelled through this remote outpost over the years. The accommodation options are comfortable and affordable, with everything you need to feel refreshed after a day on the road. But as with any outback icon, it’s the warm welcome, unique experiences and vibrant atmosphere that you’ll never forget.
Towards the north east corner of South Australia, the Innamincka Hotel is located in a tranquil outback oasis on the banks of the Cooper Creek. You’ll get a characteristic friendly welcome to the pub, which provides a relaxing home base while you explore the waterholes, tours, and follow the historic tale of Burke and Wills through the Innamincka Regional Reserve.