Oodnadatta, SA

Oodnadatta lies in northern South Australia on the Oodnadatta track. The Pink Roadhouse is an impressive landmark in the town. Painted bright pink, the roadhouse has hot food, groceries, post office, fuel and mechanical repairs. As you travel the Oodnadatta Track, you will see information signs at various points of interest erected by the folks at the Pink Roadhouse.

The railway closed in 1980, and the old railway station has been converted into a museum that records the history of the surrounding area and the lives of stockmen and railway workers.

4WD travellers can head to the thermal ponds at Dalhousie Springs where you can bathe in the warm water, and visit the nearby ruins of Dalhousie Station. Adventurers can take their 4WD to Witjira National Park and the Simpson Desert.

Historic rail town with a charming stone station dating back to when the line arrived in 1891 and became the rail head for Central Australia. The Alice Springs link was completed 40 years later. But now the line is abandoned, bypassed by the new 830km all-weather track from Tarcoola to Alice Springs. The Oodnadatta Track follows the route taken by Stuart during his 1862 crossing of Australia and the path of the Overland Telegraph.