Carrieton – A small rural, independent town and community on the R. M. Williams Highway leading to the Outback and Northern Flinders Ranges. It is 300 kms north of Adelaide, situated in a broad valley between the Horseshoe Ranges and the Oladdie Hills.

As one enters the town from the south the scenery changes from open farmlands to scenery typical of the Flinders Ranges with many gum creeks. In time of floods the town can be cut off as it is surrounded by gum creeks hence the title “ Carrieton In Gum Creek Country’ featured in our local centenary book printed in 1978.

Home of the Carrieton Rodeo a highlight of the Australian Rodeo circuit. The size and success of this event belies the fact that the town consists of only a few dozen residents.

This strong ethos of community spirit enables the town through its Progress Association, to own the community store, caravan park, Memorial Hall and clubrooms and lease the swimming pool from our local council.

Caravan Park

Carrieton Caravan Park

Carrieton Caravan Park, caters for caravans, campers and accommodation in a country school rural setting.

Community Store

The present Carrieton Community Store was first established as a butcher’s shop in the early 1880s and later becoming a mixed business.

Carrieton Hotel

Carrieton Hotel

An iconic Australian Hotel. The Carrieton Hotel is located on the RM Williams highway in the small town of Carrieton.

Carrieton Rodeo

Early in the 1950’s the local men sought to raise funds to build a new Memorial Hall in Carrieton.

Flinders Ranges Campdraft

Carrieton Campdraft was established over 25 years ago and was first started as a fundraiser for the Polocrosse Club.

Stay a While

Enjoy our small town hospitality at the local store, great coffee with wide variety of goods and our recently renovated hotel.

Local Tourist Businesses

A list of our Visitor Highlights– a great variety for the enquiring traveler.

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