Carrieton, is situated about 30 kilometres north of Orroroo and is the home of the Carrieton Rodeo, a highlight event on the Australian rodeo circuit. The size and success of this event belies the fact that the town consists of only a few dozen residents. Their energy suffuses the place with a pride that visitors can only admire.

Carrieton is situated in the broad valley formed by the 'Oladdie Hills' and 'The Horseshoe Range', an imposing geological feature to the west of the town - named so after its aerial-view's.

The drive from Orroroo to Carrieton brings visitors to notice the abrupt change of scenery that signals their arrival in the beginnings of the 'Outback'. To the north is Hawker, Wilpena Pound, Blinman, Beltana, Copley, Lyndhurst and Marree. Names and places steeped in history and adventure - come and check Carrieton out!