Mt Ive Station
The Heart of the Gawler Ranges
Mt Ive Station in the heart of The Gawler Ranges
has Lake Gairdner as its Northern boundary.
This pastoral sheep station, first taken up by
Price Maurice in 1864, is the only property within
The Gawler Ranges with visitor facilities.
Since 1978 tourists have been offered private
to some of the most spectacular scenery in the area.
Examples of exposed ancient Rhyolite columns can
be easily accessed at places such as Peter’s Pillars.
The view from the ridge-top track to Mt Ive is
the 4-Wheel Drivers reward.
Visitors are welcome to explore private tracks to historical, geological and scenic places, along with observing station life on the 230,000 acre property. The view from the private access to the beautiful pristine Lake Gairdner, with its white salt bed nestled into the contrasting red sand and rock hills is like no other. Film producers have likened it to the “Jewel in the Crown” of locations. Many land speed records have been made on the lake. The absence of any intrusions into the landscape can reward visitors with scenery and a wilderness experience of the highest quality.
Since late 2002 the present owners of Mt Ive have been continuing to upgrade facilities and open up more of the property for visitors to enjoy their sheep station and its amazing scenery.