Flinders Ranges, Australia
Sitting on the northern end of the Flinders Ranges, before the arid deserts of South Australia really begin, Angorichina Station is a wonderful homestead in a truly remote and spectacular location.
At a Glance
Dating from the 1860s, this original homestead is a classic of Australian architecture
An authentic Australia outback experience
An amazing experience for adventurous families that love wide open spaces
Di and Ian's hospitality is legendary, and their knowledge of this beautiful but raw part of Australia is unparalleled
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To start planning your vacation to Angorichina Station
Di and Ian Fargher are your extremely welcoming hosts at Angorichina, this amazingly remote and fascinating property. With Ian being the fourth generation to own the land, the Farghers know all there is about the surrounding area and are keen to share this knowledge.
Stretching north from Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges is one of Australia’s most inspiring outback locations. Here, surrounded by the arid wasteland of the great salt lakes, an ancient seabed has been sculpted by millions of years of rain and sun into a fractured, furrowed landscape of deep valleys covered with casuarinas and cypress pines which fall into creeks lined with river red gums.
Whether it is a tour of the working sheep station, a scenic flight over the amazing undulating landscape or a sundowner on one of the highest peaks, all your fantastic experiences here will stay with you for a long time. Maybe the best memories will be the dinners with Di and Ian at their kitchen table, learning about their extreme self sufficiency and often talking long into the night. For wildlife watching, bush-walking, photography, Aboriginal rock art or just soaking up the sights and sounds of outback Australia, the Flinders Ranges are in a class of their own.
“Ango” includes 554 sq kms (250 sq miles) of rugged, beautiful and ancient Flinders Ranges - take a rugged 4 wheel drive tour, a scenic flight or head out on a guided walk. Observe the wildlife: emus, kangaroos, Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies and the abundant birdlife. Witness station activities such as mustering, sheep shearing and bore runs (seasonal), and learn from the Aboriginal guides about their intriguing cultural link with the land and the identification of local foods and medicinal plants. Enjoy evening excursions to one of the high peaks around the property for sundowners and hors d’oeuvres.
For an Aboriginal perspective on this landscape Arthur Coulthard, a member of the local Adnyamathanha people and a ranger at the national park that adjoins Angorichina, offers a highly recommended private tour offering an intriguing insight into the cultural link with the land and the identification of local foods and medicinal plants. This tour is an optional extra and subject to availability of Arthur on the day.
Accommodation is either the homestead guest room or in the old schoolhouse. Both have a private en-suite bathroom. There is a guest living room and space to relax on the terrace or in the main living area of the homestead.
Children are welcome to stay at Angorichina Station but there are no specific facilities available for them.
Breakfast is served in the kitchen with Di cooking to order. Dinner is hosted in the dining room while lunch may be a picnic out on the property or part of a day trip to the Prairie Hotel to sample their rather unique Australian cuisine.
During the day, spend time with Ian as he attends to the daily business of running an outback station; checking the bores, mustering sheep, fixing a fence and chatting about the tasks involved in making an outback living. You may also have the opportunity to spend time with a local Aboriginal guide, time to share aspects of his culture including local bush cuisine and stories of a seemingly ancient past. Angorichina is also home to a variety of wildlife – emus, Red and Grey kangaroos and Yellow footed rock wallabies.
Location & Directions
Flinders Ranges, Australia
Angorichina Station is located 10 kilometers east of small outback town, Blinman in outback South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.
When to go
The climate in the Southern Outback is generally dry and sunny year round. Over the summer months (December to March) it can get very hot during the days and quite warm in the evenings. In winter months (June to August) the days are warm and nights are cold, often dropping below 0°C.