Bendleby Ranges, just an easy three and a half hours drive North of Adelaide, is an award winning adventure tourism destination located two working stations in the Flinders Ranges. It offers a range of bush activities; mountain biking, bushwalking, 4WD trails or just relaxing in the tranquil surrounds spread over about 15,000 hectares of mountain ranges and intervening plains.
Bendleby provides a range of accommodation options, from fully appointed cottages, through shearers quarters as well as peaceful bush camp sites amongst the native pine & gum tree lined creeks.There are also dedicated walking and mountain biking tracks to suit a range of skill and energy levels. All these trails are marked on detailed topographic-style maps which Carto Graphics made especially for Bendleby Ranges.
On the road to Bendelby pause a moment at the little failed township of Johnburgh, a reminder of the mistaken belief that “rain followed the plough”. In the 1870’s many large stations were broken up and sold to small landholders for wheat cropping and other intensive farming with inevitable results once the good years ended and drought set in.This township once boasted a school, general store, blacksmith and, of course, the pub but is now abandoned like so many other small settlements established beyond Goyder’s Line.
You can visit the Bendleby Ranges website for more details on visiting and use our Mid North South Australia map to get you there.