Merna Mora is part of a 230 square mile sheep, cattle and tourism enterprise. We run approximately 2500 sheep, 800 cattle and can accommodate up to 50 persons and have hosted groups up to 180 utilising bush camping facilities. Merna Mora has the facilities to host coach groups of up to 45. A fully equipped communal kitchen is available. All units and rooms associated with Merna Mora have been purpose built for visitors. The tourism operation is popular with interest groups and families seeking a pleasant, affordable and comfortable base to relax and enhance their general knowledge of the Flinders area.
There are nine self-contained units. The units are one and two bedroom. All units have their own fully equipped kitchens, living areas and ensuite bathroom. Kitchens include:gas stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, living area, TV, dining suite, sofa, electric heating and ducted evaporative air-conditioning. Bedrooms include: double bed, doonas, electric blanket (doubles only) spare blanket, pillows and bed spread. Clock radio, bed lights, wardrobes and bedside cabinet.
Two units will accommodate up to 6 persons; 4 units up to 4 persons in two bedrooms; units 3 units up to 3 persons. Linen is not supplied at this base rate and incurs an extra charge of $10 per person per visit. The units are in two different blocks. The Merna units are the original stone units and the Ilka units were the second group to be built.
Merna Mora and the surrounding area is steeped in history and has many artefacts and evidence of the early days of settlement. Many of these attractions are restricted to conducted or tag along tours and are not located on public access roads. The Mawson Bike trail traverses the Moralana Scenic Drive. Merna Mora is a convenient stopover on the two day ride from Hawker to Rawnsley and Wilpena. This area forms part of the Heysen Trail. Bushwalkers can walk from here through Bridle Gap into Wilpena Pound (6 – 7 hour hike).
All self-drive tracks begin and end at Merna Mora Station. Tagalong tours require prior arrangement.
You must provide your own vehicle for self-drive and tagalong tours. Maps and comprehensive track notes are included in your purchase. Merna Mora is centrally located for tours to the gorges and areas of interest. Spectacular sunsets and ever changing views of Wilpena and Elder ranges make our location a must for keen photographers and artists. We provide a quiet, relaxing environment, with an abundance of fauna, flora and birdlife and can offer a wealth of local, historic and cultural knowledge.