Located 540km north of Adelaide, Beltana Township is 12km off the highway and well worth the detour. Beltana is a truly remarkable State Heritage-listed town in Outback South Australia, with an active community.
Beltana had a significant role in the early settlement of the state as a service centre and is the home of the Australian Inland Mission – the forerunner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It also had an essential role in the Overland Telegraph.
Read the interpretive signage and take in the history around the town. The community provides picnic facilities, a BBQ and a toilet for your use. However, all buildings are privately owned and are people’s homes, so please respect their privacy and stay on the marked roads.
The Warraweena Conservation Park, previously a working station, is home to yellow-footed rock wallabies, and the very rare plant Menzel’s wattle.