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Trails of History & Nature
SOUTHERN FLINDERS RANGES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Welcome to the District Council of Orroroo & Carrieton
Orroroo and our localities welcome your visit to the region. Our wish is that you enjoy the hospitality of our communities and rural stays, the historically significant landmarks, geographical features, fl ora, and fauna.
In a relaxing, hassle free experience you can enjoy many of our enhanced trails either by foot, bike, car or even horse back. Including the loop trails that take you up around early pioneer settlements and through the township of Carrieton (home of the famous Carrieton Rodeo) or a loop that takes you down a picturesque track past the popular Magnetic Hill.
While you’re here, there are sporting and recreational activities for you to enjoy. There are several 4WD tracks, peaks to climb, golf, tennis, lawn bowls and swimming when it’s hot, or you can enjoy searching for the many Geocache locations around town.
They say in metropolitan cities, “hurry up the world will pass you by.” In Orroroo and our district, you can “sit back and watch the world pass by” – “Please Stay & Explore”
With best regards,
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
ORROROO OVER THE YEARS
The first colourful years of the Orroroo district were typical of first settlements throughout Australia. The settlers, English, Irish, Scottish, Cornish and German, have woven the basic fabric of Australia.
Being geographically solely a pastoral and agricultural area, the essence of life has remained unchanged for one hundred years…
An extract from the book ‘Orroroo – Rendezvous of the Magpie’
by Nancy Parnell published by the Orroroo Centenary Committee
EXPERIENCE A FASCINATING PAST
The enchanting town of Carrieton was named after Governor Jervois’ daughter Carrie back in 1878. Today, amongst the gum creeks, overflowing Oladdie Hills, and the imposing Horseshoe Range, a visit to Carrieton heralds your arrival into the ‘Outback.’
PEKINA & MORCHARD
Pekina is located in between the Pekina Range and what is referred to as the Narien Range. As with Orroroo, Pekina was originally inhabited by Aboriginals belonging to the Ngaduri Tribe.