Worumba Station

Willow Waters Road
Phone 86 484 037

Worumba Station is a 48,000 acre sheep and cattle station, located 30 km East of Hawker in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

We offer tourists :

  • The “Worumba Experience” – a  dry weather, self drive 4WD Track with magnificent views.
  • Private, modern accomodation available for small groups, situated on the banks of the Willow Creek
  • Clock-Clarke Art Studio/Gallery. You are invited to visit the gallery at the Worumba Homestead
  • The” Worumba Experience” track is a scenic, self-drive track that wanders through rolling hill country that is filled with mallee and pine forest and red gum lined creeks.

    There are panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges to as far north as the Bunkers and south to Quorn’s Devils Peak with Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range in the middle. This track is very scenic and great for bird watching, photography and picnicking.

    There are two loops on this track. The first loop of the track (35 km) takes about 3 to 4 plus hours depending on your stops along way.

    You must have a 4-wheel drive to do the track but it is not a difficult track to do.

    In 2005, we added a southern loop to the track that takes an extra hour and is a bit more difficult – the numerous narrow creek crossings exclude extra long vehicles on these tracks and “All Wheel Drive” vehicles are not allowed on the second loop.

    Please NOTE that the track is a dry weather track only and will be closed in the wet.

    Cost is $50 per vehicle (GST inc)

    You are invited to visit the gallery at the Worumba Homestead if you are staying at the Quarters, going on the track or are travelling in the area and enjoy visiting and looking at Art Galleries.

    The small gallery of paintings in various media is in the hallway of the homestead with the studio adjacent to it- where you can usually see pictures being created.

    Please phone us before coming out because it is a long drive out if no one should be home.

    Lindsay is a 4th generation grazier in the Cradock/Hawker district. After owning and working several properties with his brother and sons in 3 different states, he has chosen to retire and spend his later years on the beautiful property of Worumba where he and his wife Mary have the best of both worlds.
    While continuing to run Worumba as a pastoral property they have also diversified into tourism. The beauty and tranquillity of the Worumba Station has encouraged and inspired Mary to develop her hobby of painting into a serious pursuit..

    After completing degrees in psychology and dentistry in the United States, Mary Clock worked as a resident dentist on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. From that she acquired her appreciation of semi-arid land photography. After 10 years in private dental practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she embarked on a two year around the world experience.
    In 1987, she married Lindsay Clarke and settled with him on Worumba Station in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. She quickly became familiar with life on the station and took up landscape painting.
    Mary is mostly a self-taught artist, painting the ever-changing beauty that surrounds her. Her time is now divided between helping to run the station and managing the family home. She follows her passion for landscape painting when time permits.
    The Clock-Clarke Gallery, established, owned and operated by Mary and Lindsay, is only open by appointment. Access to the property and the gallery is dependent on the condition of the dirt road to Worumba and the workload on the property.

    ACCOMMODATIONThe original men’s quarters at Worumba are situated on the banks of the Willow Creek with a natural spring. quartersThese quarters, which were built of sandstone at the turn of the century, have been added to and modernised with electricity, 4 showers and lounge room to maximise your outback enjoymentThese are the only tourist facilities at Worumba, so the quarters give your group privacy in a spectacular gum/pine creek and hilly terrain country with evenings spent around your own campfire.Accommodates 12/13 persons comfortably
    As the quarters are only booked to 1 group at a time, minimum booking fees apply.

    *** Please note that we do not provide visa / bankcard / credit card facilities

    Rates $25 per person, subject to:

    * Minimum stay 3 nights

    * Minimum total booking $200 per night


    Group of 10 = $250 per night with minimum 2 night stay

    Group of 4 = $200 per night with minimum 2 night stay

    We provide:

    • Pillows with cases
    • Fitted sheet on bed
    • Tea towels and kitchen utensils
    • Stove with 4 burners and oven
    • Microwave
    • Gas Bar-b-q hot plate
    • 2 refrigerators
    • TV
    • You need to bring:

      • Top Sheets/Doonas/Blanket or swag
      • Towels
      • Food and personal provisions.
      • Chairs for around the fire (there are logs to sit on)

      Bush camping is available, but in order to maintain a tranquil experience for our visitors, numbers are strictly limited. We strongly advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

      To clear up any confusion about the bush camping amentities…

      • In a limited number of sites, there are long drop toilets, in the remainder, there are NO facilities.
      • There are no shower/washing/electrical/gas facilities for any of the bush camping sites.