Outback Towns

Innamincka

Part of the Adventure Way This small outback town is on the banks of the Cooper Creek

About Innamincka

This interesting town lies on the banks of the Cooper Creek along the Strzelecki track and the Adventure Way, in the north of S.A.

Established in the late 1800,s Innamincka mainly consisted of a hotel, store, police station and eating house.

It later grew to include a customs post, an Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base and hospital, operated by the Australian Inland Mission.

Innamincka supported some of Australia's most famous cattle and sheep enterprises such as Kidman and Company and Cordillo  Downs before Innamincka's demise and final abandonment in 1951.

Innamincka reopened in the 1960's with the renewed interest in oil and gas exploration.

The town is also known for it's explorers - Charles Sturt and the ill fated Burke and Wills expedition - several significant sites are located around town and on Nappa Merrie Station nearby.

Today Innamincka boasts an authentic Outback pub experience at the Innamincka Hotel and the Innamincka Trading Post is your one stop shop for supplies.

Visitors can enjoy camping and fishing, sight seeing and exploration further afield to Lake Eyre, Birdsville and the Simpson Desert.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Groceries