The Southern Flinders Discovery Centre is a
community administered Information Centre

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 selected olive oil products, dried fruits, capers and soft drinks from Trend Drinks, .

Groups are most welcome!

We can cater for groups of up to 35 people and offer tastings or light refreshments using local products where they are available.

The current  ‘Eat Local SA’ promotion features the Southern Flinders Discovery Centre as a retail outlet in the Flinders Ranges region.

A selection of articles crafted by talented locals is available  along with a variety of Gladstone souvenirs.

Guided walking tours have been developed to give the ‘Rail & Heritage’ history, including the unique triple-gauge railway lines, and the fact that Gladstone was once two towns (Gladstone & Booyoolee).

Do you know why?

Some of the highlights of the ‘Discovery’ tour are the beautiful sandstone buildings and dwellings, the largest inland grain storage facility in Australia, and the only remaining soft drink manufacturer in rural South 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

provided by the Northern Areas Council, allow the traveller to keep in touch with family and friends wherever they are.  The Seniors Kiosk gives seniors the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the internet through  ‘Broadband for Seniors’  tuition one Monday per month.
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.  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 1)

Gladstone SA  5473

Ph/Fax:  08 8662 2226



OPEN:   7 days a week

Mon – Sat  10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday  1.00 – 4.00 pm

(closed  Christmas Day)