Alpana Station is located in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, 6km south of Blinman and 500km north of Adelaide.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
April to September offers the most pleasant conditions – daytime temperatures can reach mid 20s, but overnight it can fall to near zero. Summers are harsh and hot, with temperatures often above 40ºc. In spring, a few weeks after significant rainfall, you can expect to see the station at its best with wildflowers and a carpet of fresh green growth.
Campers need to be self-sufficient with regards to food. Nearby Blinman doesn’t have fuel but it does support a hotel and general store, the latter stocks a range of basic foodstuffs including frozen meat and bread. Fuel and some supplies are available at Angorichina, 15km east of Blinman.
Alpana homestead, 200 metres off the sealed Wilpena to Blinman Road, has easy, all-weather access. Station tracks require a 4x4 with good clearance (ideally high clearance). Reduced tyre pressure and good all terrain tyres are recommended for the Mt Samuel self-drive track.
Alpana Station Phone: (08) 8648 4626 www.alpanastation.com