How do I get to Alpana Station?
The best way here is on the sealed road from Hawker, past Wilpena and up towards Blinman. We are on the left (west) side of the road 5km before you get to Blinman. There's an Alpana sign 1km before our turnoff as well as the sign at the turnoff. You could also drive up to Parachilna and drive through the Parachilna Gorge to Blinman then turn south on the Wilpena Road and go 5km along to our turnoff but please note the Parachilna Gorge road is often pretty rough, especially if you are towing.
How far off the Wilpena Road is the powered site and quarters area?
Can I get to Alpana in a standard car?
Yes, easily, see above.
Can I get to Nungawurtina Hut in a standard car?
No, you require a high clearance vehicle to get to the Hut because of the rocky track and creek crossings.
Can I get to your bush camping areas with my standard car and van?
Our Bill's Paddock camping area is accessible by standard cars and vans but our Horseyards camping area requires high clearance vehicles and off road vans. See the Camp and Caravan section of our website for more information on our bush camping options.
Is there any public transport to Alpana?
Not a lot. Premier Stateliner runs daily busses from Adelaide to Port Augusta. Or there's a mob called Genesis that run a bus from Adelaide to Arkaroola which could drop off at Parachilna, up on Sunday and Thursday, back on Monday and Friday. Phone 08 8552 4000. We could pick you up from Parachilna.
Do I need to bring my own bedding to the quarters or Nungawurtina Hut?
Most of our guests do. The quarter's beds are comfortable and have a good mattress and protector on each. We supply pillows on request and you can hire our linen/bedding for $20 per bed, one-off fee. The Nungawurtina Hut has 3 bunk beds (sleeps 6) that have foam mattresses and a protector on each. We do not offer bedding hire for the Hut.
Is there 24 hour power at the quarters or the powered sites?
Yes, from a community generator in Blinman, so while it is 24 hour power and 240V it is still a limited supply so please leave your electrical heating appliances at home.
Is there a double bed at the quarters or the Nungawurtina Hut?
Nungawurtina Hut offers only single beds. The shearers' quarters has one double bed but the other 13 beds are singles.
Is there a shower at Nungawurtina Hut?
No. There's a hand basin outside we call the birdbath, and there's a pit toilet, but no bathroom or shower. If you are staying more than a couple of nights at the Hut you may like to take a camping shower or arrange a shower at one of the powered site bathrooms for a small fee, when available.
How many does Nungawurtina Hut sleep?
6 inside on three bunk beds but there's room for tents etc around the Hut.
How many does the Alpana shearers' quarters sleep?
15 inside (6 x twin share rooms, 1 x double bed with single bunk above).
Do you supply firewood?
We supply firewood for the quarters and some inside wood for the Nungawurtina Hut. We do not supply firewood for campers or for the outside fire at the Hut. For a booking for a big group of campers we may supply firewood on request.
Can we collect firewood?
How many groups do you put in the Horseyards campground area?
Maximum of 4 groups so each group has heaps of space.
Do you have credit card facilities?
No. You can pay by cheque (made out to JK & JD Henery), cash, or by Direct Debit on your Internet Banking (details for direct debit: BSB 035 065, Account Number 172671, Account Name JK & JD Henery).
Is there Mobile Phone coverage or Internet Access at Alpana?
No... consider it an opportunity to switch off and have a technology de-tox! Blinman, our nearest town 5km north, now has full Optus coverage. There's no Telstra coverage, except for the Telstra payphone in the main street that takes Telstra card only.