Boutique hotel, Restaurant, Cafe and home to Bundaleer Wines cellar door

Oldest licensed hotel in the Flinders Ranges...

In the historic town of Melrose, only 3 hours north of Adelaide, in the Southern Flinders Ranges

Our restaurant/cafe has a focus on regional produce, great coffee and fabulous cakes and desserts

Enjoy cellar door tastings of award winning Bundaleer Wines

Stay in boutique hotel accommodation, quirky trucks or family rooms, all recently renovated

Explore the region on the latest bike trails, walking trails or 4 wheel drive


Stay a few days and enjoy the historic town of Melrose….

Excellent bike trails

Melrose is the centre of bike riding in the Flinders Ranges. There are many trails in and around Melrose from easy to difficult, ride out to the showgrounds (easy) or tackle Mount Remarkable(difficult!!) Bike hire from Over The Edge Sports. Guided rides available if booked in advance

Mt Remarkable National Park Walking Trails
Walk one thousand miles or walk to the pub or hike Mount Remarkable or take a shorter walk to Cathedral Rock or walk around town and look at all the beautiful historic buildings. Melrose is at the foot of Mt Remarkable National Park, the Heysen trail runs right through town

Fabulous Flinders Walking Tours
Venture into the oldest landscapes on earth. Australian Walking Tours has designed the Fabulous Flinders Walk, a six-day fully-guided walking experience that takes guests into some of the oldest landscapes on the planet.
Highlights including traversing Wilpena Pound and an ascent of St Mary Peak; a geological ‘time-trip’ through Brachina Gorge, a cradle of earth’s earliest life-forms; and the soothing desert oasis of Blinman pools and Parachilna Gorge.
Each day’s walk has been planned to ensure walkers enjoy popular scenic highlights, as well as some real outback space and solace, treading where only a few have been before. When the evenings begin to fill with stars, walkers relax in four-star luxury accommodation, including the North Star Hotel (Melrose), Wilpena Pound Resort and the Prairie Hotel (Parachilna).

  Walking Tours in Flinders Ranges  Fabulous Flinders

The North Star Hotel is the perfect base for the nature lover to discover wildflowers in the Southern Flinders Ranges. The North Star Hotel is on the doorstep of the Mount Remarkable National Park, which contains a fascinating mix of flora and fauna from the arid north and the wetter southern regions of South Australia.

National Trust Museum
An excellent museum right in the heart of Melrose, beautiful grounds and excellent tours, definitely worth a visit

Bundaleer Wine Tasting at the North Star Hotel Cellar Door
Have you tried the Southern Flinders Ranges own award winning wines? Also try Bartagunyah Wines Cellar Door, Remarkable View at Murraytown and Blesings Garden

Petanque/Bocce/Boules challenge
Play it in the carpark, in the long grass, on the verandah, even in the mud if you can find it.

Tennis Courts
We have tennis racquets and balls for guests at no charge. Public tennis courts are a 3 minute walk away.

Day trip to the Austral Hotel, Quorn
Stop in at The Austral for lunch, dinner or a drink, and check out the historic Pichi Richi Railway, Be sure to let staff at the North Star know you’re headed there, to receive a voucher for your visit!

Jacka Room dinner at the North Star Hotel
For small groups a special dinner in our beautifully renovated private dining room is a memorable occasion.

Art Gallery
Throughout the hotel we have a changing display of art from both regional artists and further afield, most of it is for sale, so you can take home a permanent memento of your Flinders Ranges adventure.

Call the South Australian Tourism Commission and ask for a copy of the Flinders Ranges guide or visit and order online.
This book has plenty of information about events, activities and facilities in the region.