Balcanoona Managers & Shearers Quarters - Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

National Park - South Australia


Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is rich with cultural significance. The spectacular terrain in Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park can be explored by the many hiking trails and via the 4WD tracks that lead you deep into the heart of the rugged landscape. The park is a haven for many rare and endangered plants and animals.

The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100km long and 40km wide and plays an important role in the lives of the Adnyamathanha people. The 'Plains Block' leading out to the edge of Lake Frome still remains a traditional hunting ground.

There are several hiking trails to explore the park including the Italowie Gorge Hike which takes you past Mount McKinlay Spring or the Weetootla Gorge Hike which meanders though the stunning Weetootla Gorge.

There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by 2WD, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require 4WDs.

The Shearers Quarters are located at the National Park Head Quarters at Balcanoona.  Originally built to house the shearing teams for Balcanoona Station.

The Shearers Quarters are located at Balcanoona directly opposite the National Parks Office, and keys are obtainable from the office.

The Shearers Quarters consist of a large communal kitchen and lounge area in the centre of the building and smaller bedrooms off the veranda.

Each bedroom sleeps up to 2 people (2 single beds). A total of 8 single rooms plus the Managers room (Sleeps 3) are available. Fans, lighting and a power point are available. Each room has Evaporative air-conditioning and No heating.

The communal kitchen is equipped with two large fridges and one large chest freezer, gas stove/oven, tables and chairs, sink and all crockery and cutlery.

The communal lounge has a combustion heater (Wood provided), assorted lounges, large table and chairs and a TV.

There are external showers & toilets, a laundry area with a large washing machine and a large gas BBQ and fire pit.

Please bring your own linen, blankets, pillows, towels, tea towels and matches.

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Balcanoona Standard Room $50.00
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Balcanoona Managers Quarters $75.00
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