Willowie Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information


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Willowie: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Melrose Heritage Museum

The Melrose Heritage Museum is an adventure into the past. Discover the history of this unique area by visiting the authentic exhibitions and audio visual presentations that tell the story of opening the north of South Australia, with the establishment in 1848 of the police and judicial presence at this site.

Learn about Goyder's Line, which runs through this area, bringing to life the hardships the pioneers suffered. Experience all aspects of rural settlement, mining, workingmen's blocks, a village settlement and a returned soldier-training farm. The story of the European pioneers and the Nukunu Aboriginal people are well interpreted. There are five buildings to explore.

19-21 Stuart Street
Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 20.1K from Willowie

Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge is within the scenic Mount Remarkable National Park, in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Over millions of years the Alligator Creek cut the gorge though ancient rocks. You can easily walk into the gorge along a short walking trail. You can also take longer hikes. Toilets, a picnic area and barbecue facilities are provided.

You can see birds including emus and kookaburras, wildflowers, and animals such as kangaroos.

You can stay overnight at Alligator Lodge which sleeps eight to ten people. It is near the northern entrance to the park. The lodge has three bedrooms and gives you stunning views of the surrounding bush. There is solar power, gas appliances, hot water and a combustion heater. Bookings are essential and you can book online.

Other accommodation is available in Melrose and Wilmington. You can also stay in the park at Mambray Creek where there is a campground and a cabin.

Please check the website for entry fees and bookings.

Alligator Gorge Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.2K from Willowie

Wilmington Hertitage Walk

Follow the Wilmington Heritage Walk, a trail that gives you a chance to take a trip back in time to discover the township of Wilmington. You'll find 25 information plaques along the way, which cover more than 100 years of Wilmington's history.

Nestled in the Flinders Ranges, surrounded by park lands and the Willochra Plain, Wilmington was first known as Beautiful Valley by the pioneers who settled in the region in the mid 1850s.

Main Street
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.7K from Willowie

Wyldedog Jewellery

Situated on the main rd in the centre of Wilmington we are a open style jewellery studio creating unique handcrafted gold and silver jewellery from the Flinders Ranges. We use predominantly Australian stones and materials with the shop having an open view so customers can observe us as we make and create our jewellery.

28 Horrocks Highway
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.8K from Willowie

Willowie: Events

Melrose Fat Tyre Festival 2020

The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival welcomes mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities to come and test out their skills on the well renowned trails around beautiful Melrose.

The long weekend is very family-orientated offering events for children, BMX jump displays, guided rides, street parties with stalls, food, live music and plenty of entertainment.

Riders can sign up for the following events:
Mountain bike orienteering
Guided rides for all abilities
Mountain Bike/BMX Skills Clinics and bike maintenance courses

For more information visit the website or the Facebook event page.

Event Dates
      5th Jun
      6th Jun
      7th Jun

Stuart Street
Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 20.0K from Willowie

500 Miles of Music - Wilmington

500 Miles of Music is a Country Musical Roadshow which covers a large piece of South Australia over the period of a week. It is designed to bring music to rural areas and provide entertainment for many visitors travelling through the area.

Event Dates
      27th Jun

47 Horrocks Highway
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.9K from Willowie