The Outback Shack in Quorn, Flinders Ranges SA

Entire home hosted by Susan

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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Escape corona-crazy in outback calm. 'The Shack' offers peace of mind and anxiety busting chill in the small town of Quorn. It's a small, comfortable styled house with an established native garden. All modern amenities, kitchen and bathroom are set up for self-catering. You'll love the wide streets, amazing evening light, sleepy neighbourhood and proximity to National Parks, hikes, desert mountains and non-gentrified Aussie pubs. Pichi Richi steam train is a must-do! Pet fees apply.

The space
Gracefully and simply furnished with good light and air.
Wooden floors + downlights + ceiling fans
RC AC in 2 main rooms
Renovated 1950s tin clad cottage with character
Modern kitchen + bathroom
Original fireplace + wood stove
Big native garden
Shady verandas
Warm in winter, cool in summer
Rainwater - run when possible
5 mins walk from IGA supermarket, pubs and Pichi Richi Train Station

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.69 out of 5 stars from 203 reviews


Where you’ll be

Quorn, South Australia, Australia

Quorn is a small, pretty country town 4 hrs north of Adelaide in the heart of the Flinders ranges. It's a popular film location for many Aussie movies like Breaker Morant, The Last Ride, Picnic at Hanging Rock and more. The town has load of massive old trees, surrounded by hills and is a neat and tidy place, very quiet and clean with fantastic old architecture in the small town.

Quorn is home to Pichi Richi Railway, a unique steam train that runs to Port Augusta seasonally mainly on weekends and school holidays.

It's nestled in the dramatic hills and old mountain ranges of the Flinders Ranges, which just get better the further north you go ( Hawker, Parachilna - great pub, and Flinders Ranges National Park). It's a self-drive tourism town during winter, but without the commercial vibe.

The longer you stay the more you appreciate unwinding and slowing down to the great big peacefulness that lives in the hills, here.

30 kms drive west of Port Augusta
30 kms north of Wilmington and 60 north of Melrose if you plan to do mountain bike riding in Mt Remarkable NP. I recommend Over the Edge bike shop for more info and Bartagunyah trails (very cool, long single 'goat' track on the station, more accessible for non-technical riders, but still challenging enough to keep it interesting)

Other places to note:
The Quorn Rural Traders for hardware (QRT) Not open Sundays
Teas on the Terrace
Emily's Bistro for unique dining experience (closed during Covid times)
Quandong Cafe - do quandong pies - a MUST local delicacy/ bush food
Outdoor town pool open in summer
Visitor Info Centre opposite the IGA
IGA has the ATM - closes at 5pm
Good spot to stay between Adelaide and Oodnadatta Track/Birdsville Track journeys
Can get windy here, this makes it really cold, bring your fleeces/beanie
Beautiful sunsets, birds, wildlife like eagles, hawks, kangaroos and many emus
Yep, there's a golf course.

Hosted by Susan

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 210 Reviews
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A lover of the great outdoors, learning new cultures, meeting people and sleeping in when I can! I work in business development with tourism operators across Australia. I welcome travellers to explore the outback and regional areas less travelled.
A lover of the great outdoors, learning new cultures, meeting people and sleeping in when I can! I work in business development with tourism operators across Australia. I welcome…


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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy