Willow Springs Station, which neighbours Upalinna Station, was one of the early pastoral leases in the Flinders Ranges and was purchased by the Reynolds family in 1952. Willow Springs which was formerly known as Appealinna was taken up by Joseph Wills in 1856. Willow Springs remains a pastoral lease of 70,000 acres or 28,300 hectares. Today, Willow Springs Station is a typical working sheep station offering visitors true bush hospitality and quiet secluded settings. The picturesque setting neighbours the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park and is central to all popular features and destinations in the region with a choice of great outback activities.
Owned and operated by the Reynolds family for 4 generations, join us as we open our home to guests through self-guided 4WD tours, marked walking trails, hill climbing, exploring natural springs or viewing the Aboriginal rock etchings. Willow Springs is a sanctuary for those who want to connect, relax and really experience the local life and the atmosphere and ever-changing contrast of outback colours.
Relax in one of the magnificent wide stony creek beds in the shade of a towering red gum with a symphony of bird song or stare at the millions of stars as they light up the night sky.
Choose from seven private, self-contained buildings with unique views and comfortable facilities. Each building, excluding our Out Station (Moxan’s Hut), includes all cooking facilities, utensils and cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and of course linen – we even offer a pet friendly cabin for those travelling with their furry friends.
Nestled in the valley, only 3km from the Flinders Ranges Way with 2WD access, these buildings offer the ideal location for small or large groups catering up to 34 persons.
Our private, unpowered bush camping sites offer a sense of isolation and security. Whether you’re travelling on your own or in a group our sites offer accessibility to 2WDs, 4WDs, camper trailers and caravans.
Each campsite comes complete with a designated fire ring, BBQ plate, picnic table and long drop toilet.
All situated within 2km of the Homestead, each camper has access to the Ablution amenities and fully equipped camp kitchen, including WIFI, by a short walk or drive.
Enjoy a trip of fun and adventure on our exhilarating full day 4WD track Skytrek, one of the Flinders Ranges most diverse 4WD journeys and described as ‘truly memorable’ by visitors.
Placed on numerous Bucket Lists by 4WD, Camping and Adventure magazines Australia wide, the track includes ruins of old shepherd’s huts, ochre cliffs, Aboriginal etchings, the ‘original’ Willow Springs waterhole and a panoramic view of the iconic Wilpena Pound from Upalinna Lookout.
Self-drive or join an approved tour operator.
21km north east of Wilpena Pound on the Wilpena to Blinman Road and adjacent to the Flinders Ranges National Park