The Southern Flinders Discovery Centre is a Community administered Tourist Information Centre
It is situated in the main street (Gladstone Street) of Gladstone which is the southern gateway to the Flinders Ranges via the Horrocks Highway (previously Main North Road).
Comprehensive tourism information
is available through a wide selection of brochures from the Flinders Ranges, including the Southern Flinders Regional Guide, plus guides from other regional areas of South Australia. Take a few moments to view the DVD of Southern Flinders Ranges attractions. The centre promotes and retails regional products where possible, and offers free tastings of FC Grubb soft drinks.
Groups are most welcome!
We can cater for groups of up to 50 people and offer tastings of soft drink & dried fruit. A one hour Town Tour is available for buses with a Step-on guide provided. Prior bookings are needed. Charges for these services are very reasonable. A selection of articles crafted by talented locals is available along with a variety of Gladstone souvenirs.
Do you know why?
Some of the highlights of the ‘Discovery’ tour are the beautiful sandstone buildings and dwellings, plus the largest inland grain storage facility in Australia. Self-guided walking, cycling or driving tours offer locals and visitors alike the chance to ‘discover for themselves’, the Gladstone High School agriculture & viticulture in action, Gladstone Gaol Complex, the picturesque views from the south of the pines or north towards ‘the Bluff’ and Mt Remarkable. Other self-drive guides can take the traveller to Beetaloo Valley, Appila Springs, Magnetic Hill or Bundaleer Forest. Why not follow the Grain Trail!
FREE Internet Access
allows the traveller to keep in touch with family and friends wherever they are. Contact the centre for further details.
Wander through our Centre
When you wander through the centre, you will be able to also see some of our heritage stories through articles, photos and memorabilia. Research your family history by reading copies of old school enrolments, cemetery records, newspaper clippings etc.
The Gladstone History Group
have set up a comprehensive display that includes the ‘Booyoolee Panels’. These panels were commissioned for the ‘Farmcog Festival’ in 2002. Take a look at the photos that tell their story. Did you know that the famous ‘Bully Beef’ was produced by Booyoolee Station?
Come and see us at:
Southern Flinders Discovery Centre
14 Gladstone Street (PO Box 3) Gladstone SA 5473
Ph/Fax: 08 8662 2226
OPEN: 7 days a week
Mon – Sat 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00 pm
(closed Christmas Day)