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Willowie: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Melrose Heritage Museum

The Melrose Heritage Museum is an adventure into the past. Discover the history of this unique area by visiting the authentic exhibitions and audio visual presentations that tell the story of opening the north of South Australia, with the establishment in 1848 of the police and judicial presence at this site.

Learn about Goyder's Line, which runs through this area, bringing to life the hardships the pioneers suffered. Experience all aspects of rural settlement, mining, workingmen's blocks, a village settlement and a returned soldier-training farm. The story of the European pioneers and the Nukunu Aboriginal people are well interpreted. There are five buildings to explore.

13 Stuart Street
Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 20.2K from Willowie

Over the Edge Sports

Over The Edge Sports is a destination bike shop in Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

We specialise in high quality mountain bikes and accessories, including Knolly, Ibis, TREK, BH and Liteville. We also sell high quality woollen sports clothes. Our shop oozes bike passion and we love to share that passion, so come in and have a look.

In Melrose there are many kilometres of purpose built, single-track mountain bike trails in the local area to enjoy. Over The Edge also hire out quality mountain bikes, allowing visitors to try out some of the local trails. The trails are fast and fun. They are the kind of trails anyone can ride but once you turn your speed up they are a serious blast.

6 Stuart Street
Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 20.3K from Willowie

Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge is within the scenic Mount Remarkable National Park, in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Over millions of years the Alligator Creek cut the gorge though ancient rocks. You can easily walk into the gorge along a short walking trail. You can also take longer hikes. Toilets, a picnic area and barbecue facilities are provided.

You can see birds including emus and kookaburras, wildflowers, and animals such as kangaroos.

You can stay overnight at Alligator Lodge which sleeps eight to ten people. It is near the northern entrance to the park. The lodge has three bedrooms and gives you stunning views of the surrounding bush. There is solar power, gas appliances, hot water and a combustion heater. Bookings are essential and you can book online.

Other accommodation is available in Melrose and Wilmington. You can also stay in the park at Mambray Creek where there is a campground and a cabin.

Please check the website for entry fees and bookings.

Alligator Gorge Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.2K from Willowie

Sansouci Puppet Museum and Gallery

Relive your childhood memories at the Sansouci Puppet Museum and Gallery at Wilmington in the beautiful Flinders Ranges. The museum is located directly opposite the Post Office and very easy to find.

Sansouci is Australia's only puppet museum where you can see over 1,000 puppets, marionettes and ventriloquist dolls on display. The puppets range in age from 100 years old to present day puppets.

See your favourites like Punch and Judy, Pinocchio and even Shrek and the Muppets.

Owners, Brian and Rosemary Whitehead give guided tours through the museum and are always happy to demonstrate the puppets and encourage everyone to try puppeteering. A gold coin donation is requested for the tour.

The gallery has many items for sale including puppets and marionettes designed and made by Brian, a range of Native American Indian dream catchers and wind chimes made by both Brian and Rosemary and lots of collectables and giftware.

17 Main North Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.7K from Willowie

Wilmington Hertitage Walk

Follow the Wilmington Heritage Walk, a trail that gives you a chance to take a trip back in time to discover the township of Wilmington. You'll find 25 information plaques along the way, which cover more than 100 years of Wilmington's history.

Nestled in the Flinders Ranges, surrounded by park lands and the Willochra Plain, Wilmington was first known as Beautiful Valley by the pioneers who settled in the region in the mid 1850s.

Main Street
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 21.7K from Willowie

Willowie: Travel Tips

Melrose Visitor Information Outlet

Let Melrose Tourist Park guide you through your Melrose ventures. Melrose Tourist Park is the tourism information outlet.

Nestled at the base of Mount Remarkable it makes the perfect place to set up camp and take part in fantastic adventures such as bushwalking, four wheel drive touring and genuine outback adventuring.

You can rough it in the bush camping sites or enjoy creature comforts and stay in one of our ensuite air conditioned cabins, whatever takes your fancy. We have something for you at Melrose Tourist Park.

Melrose Caravan Park,
Joe's Road
Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 20.3K from Willowie

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