Just over 500 km north of Adelaide is the historic settlement
of Beltana, located in the western fringe of the Flinders Ranges. Declared a
State Heritage Area in 1987, Beltana historic importance lay in its links with
the Overland Telegraph, the Transcontinental Railway and the Australian Inland
Mission. Once a support centre for mining and other outback services, it also
served as an important hub for camel-based transport during the 19th century.
With the slow growth of Leigh Creek just to the north, in the 1940s and 1950s,
saw the demise of Beltana. Today, visitors travelling in the region come to
explore the existing buildings and ruins that dot the area.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.