Beltana Station (incorporating Puttapa Station) is a fully working sheep and cattle station.
Beltana station was the starting point for many expeditions including one made famous by Ernest Giles in 1875 to Western Australia.
Beltana Station became one of the most successful breeding studs and largest depot for camels in Australia. Some of the first camels imported to South Australia by Thomas Elder came to Beltana Station.
Camels were the mainstay for transport to remote areas, with expeditions and also used in building the overland telegraph line in the 1860s. Today Beltana Station (incorporating Puttapa station) is 1876 sq km in area (460,000 acres). Owned by the Ragless family, Beltana has so much history and wild beauty to discover.
The homestead, cottage, shearing shed and men’s quarters all date back to the 1860s, are all made of local stone and still in good order today. A must-see. Venture out around the station and Historic Beltana township, the old Ghan Railway line, Copper King paint mine, Puttapa Springs, Sliding Rock, Lake Torrens, old ruins, out stations and much more. Beltana, Puttapa Station and Historic Beltana have also featured in movies such as Gallipoli, Thousand Skies, Stealth, Rabbit Proof Fence and more.
Beltana has a variety of accommodation choices and also welcomes Grey Nomads. See our website for details.