The best place to start your Flinders Ranges adventure!
Beltana Station (incorporating Puttapa Station) is a fully working sheep and cattle station that offers a variety of accommodation, a cafe & restaurant and a range of activities. Taken up in 1854 by John Haimes, it was first surveyed in 1855 by John McDouall Stuart. In 1862 Sir Thomas Elder acquired Beltana through his brother-in-law Robert Barr Smith. Thus starting a historic journey that would last well over 100 years. The station was the starting point for expeditions including one made famous by Ernest Giles in 1875 to Western Australia. Thomas Elder imported some of the first camels to South Australia and Beltana Station became one of the most successful breeding studs and largest depot for camels in Australia.