Things to Do

Melrose, South Australia is renowned for being the bike town of the Mid North because of its’ scenic landscapes and wide selection of trails. Melrose hosts the annual Fat Tyre Festival held June long weekend, along with more mountain bike competitions and social ride groups.

Why not bring your bikes with you and stay at the Melrose Caravan & Tourist Park. It’s the perfect location to start exploring.  The Park has convenient access to shops and a multitude of unique tourist attractions. Stay and explore what the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges has to offer.

Local Attractions

Bird Watching

Cycling Track in Area

Bush Walking

Food & Wine Regoin


Historical Sites in Area

Lawn Bowls Nearby

Mountain Bike Tracks

National Park Walk & Bike Access

Photographic Sites in Area

Scenic Drives in Area

Swimimming Nearby

Tennis Court Nearby

Annual Events

Melrose Tennis Easter Tournament – Easter Long Weekend

Fat Tyre Festival – June Long Weekend

Strawberry Fete – End Oct – Start Nov

King of the Mount Running Festival – 25th May 2024

Mountain Bike Trails

There are approximately 100km of single track around Melrose and Bartagunyah including trails located in the foothills of Mount Remarkable!

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Mount Remarkable National Park

Explore the dra­mat­ic gorges, spot local wildlife or take in the spec­tac­u­lar views of the South­ern Flinders Ranges and Spencer Gulf from the park’s name­sake, Mount Remark­able, which ris­es 960 meters above sea level.

The park’s many kilo­me­tres of walk­ing tracks have some­thing for all ages and abil­i­ties, includ­ing the famous Hey­sen Trail that goes right through the mid­dle of the park.

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Blesing’s Garden Wines

David and Margaret Blesing wish to invite you to sample the award winning Blesing’s Garden wines.

Visit the local attractions and experience the natural historic beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges at Glenholme Vineyards.

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Bartagunyah Winery

The property of 'Bartagunyah' (meaning home of the Bardy Grubs) was named by the Nukunu Aboriginals and is nestled at the Southern end of Mt Remarkable just 5km from Melrose.

Traditionally a pastoral property producing wool and prime lamb, Bartagunyah has diversified and is now better known to visitors for its quality wines and abundance of activities available on the property. These activities include wine tasting, and mountain biking to name just a few...

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Melrose Museum

The Melrose Heritage Museum is an adventure into the past. Discover the history of this unique area by visiting the authentic exhibitions and audio visual presentations that tell the story of opening the north of South Australia, with the establishment in 1848 of the police and judicial presence at this site.

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Melrose Ghost Tours

Ghost tours in Melrose put on by the Melrose Historical Society - Join Sean on Saturday or Sunday of the June long weekend for a night to remember!

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Jacka Brothers Brewery

With panoramic views of the Southern Flinders Ranges, towering gum trees and modern accommodation options and facilities, Jacka Brothers Brewery provides an incredibly distinctive location for weddings, functions or a weekend away.

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The Bridle Track 4WD

The Bridle Track is a popular free four wheel drive track which commences approximately ten kilometers south-west of Melrose leading off the Survey road from Melrose.

The track provides an opportunity for not only a great drive, but also some of the most sensational views in the Southern Flinders Ranges with some fantastic spots for lunch or to watch the sun set.

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