About Carrieton

Today Carrieton is a small, independent rural community with a population of 40. Situated in the Flinders Ranges, Carrieton is 300km due north of Adelaide.

In relation to the surrounding area Carrieton is 37 km north of Orroroo and 71 km south of Hawker or a one hour drive due east of Port Augusta. Many people travelling through to the heart of the Flinders Ranges stop in Carrieton to enjoy the beautiful ranges which offer spectacular views.

With warm local hospitality, Carrieton is an ideal place to break your journey. A town steeped in history and picturesque vistas sightseeing is one of the most pleasant ways to enjoy Carrieton.


Things to do in Carrieton


Yanyarrie Whim

The remains of ‘Yanyarrie Whim’ is a large stone tank with a local slate trough built many years ago for watering stock.  Yanyarrie Whim later become a significant watering hole for drovers using the north-south route passing through the Carrieton district.

The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe Range features the unusual Moockra Tower rock. The walking track offers spectacular lookouts and the views of the beautiful gum creek country go for miles.

Historic cemeteries

Carrieton, Eurelia, Johnburgh, Hammond, Craddock and Belton.

Oladdie homestead

Built on the bank of the Oladdie Creek with a well just below the house the homestead was established in 1850.


There is a huge variety of plants in the area. Predominant trees are Eucalyptus (river red gum – mainly in the creek beds), native pine, black oak, quandong (native peach), black mallee and old man saltbush.

4WD Adventures

For those wanting to get off the beaten track there are many 4WD trips in the local area. Horseshoe Top End, Horseshoe Rim and Bendelby Ranges all offer 4WD tracks around their properties which make a great day trip while staying in Carrieton. Charges do apply and bookings are essential so please contact the Carrieton Caravan Park for more information.

Information, maps, history books etc. are available at the Carrieton Caravan park Office. Contact Details