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Melrose, SA

A charming reminder of early South Australia, Melrose nestles at the foot of Mount Remarkable National Park, serving a rural community and at the same time offering a pleasant holiday retreat.


Many of Melrose’s features are within walking distance. Climb to the War Memorial for a panoramic view over the Willochra Plain, or to Lookout Hill near the water tanks. Cathedral Rock is a spectacular formation along the edge of Mount Remarkable Creek, west of the town.

Walk through the fascinating Melrose Courthouse Heritage Centre which brings to life the early days of miners, timber workers, pioneering women and farm workers. This innovative museum has possibly one of the best depictions of the early history of the upper and far north of South Australia.

Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges, came into existence because of a copper deposit found in the area in 1840s. However, today, situated safely within the assured rainfall area, grazing, wheat and barley growing are the main activities.

Melrose Map


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Mountain
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail bike riding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Wine Tasting
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Wildlife
  • Fossicking

About Melrose

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Melrose Postcode: 5483
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Flinders Ranges and Outback
  • Latitude: -32.81306
  • Longitude: 138.18969
  • Elevation: 387m
  • Population: 347
  • Median Income: $31668
  • Area (Sq/km): 328.655
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

Tours In Melrose

Discover some of the tours options around Melrose

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains