Mount Ive Station

Phone: +61 8 8648 1817

Mount Ive Station

Your base for an outback adventure in South Australia

From North, South, East or West; the ultimate outback experience. An ancient landscape of spectacular scenery, historical land marks and SOLITUDE

Mt Ive is a family owned sheep station situated 200km west of Pt Augusta in the heart of the Gawler Ranges.
Enjoy the scenic views, historical sites, driving tracks, walk, flora and fauna. 


Kiosk and Bar

We have a basic kiosk and bar at Mt Ive with EFTPOS accepted (MasterCard/Visa). We sell diesel and premium unleaded, soft drinks, ice, chips, ice-creams and some other small non-perishable items. Our Bar is stocked with cold beer, spirits and wine.

Please ensure you bring your own food to Mt Ive as there are no meals or food available. 

Kitchen/BBQ's and Rec Room

The Kitchen has all the equipment you need for you to prepare your own meals

The Recreation room is a great place to relax and play some table tennis, darts or board games.

We also have a separate BBQ room and Gazebo which has a Camp Kitchen for campers. 

Things to See and Do

There are many things to see and do at Mt Ive Station. With buildings full of history, scenic sights and 4×4 tracks, there will be lots to keep you busy during your stay. Check out our gallery to the right

Historic Landmarks, buildings, fences and equipment remain on the station and can be spotted as you drive some of the interesting 2×4 and 4×4 private station tracks or walk around the outbuildings of the homestead. The Flight Path offers a great trip around the station with secluded rest areas and lookouts and takes in some of the great flora and fauna that exists here. You can see the Southern Hairynosed Wombats, Emus, Kangaroos (red, euro and western grey) along with many other species. 

The Embankment, Organ Pipes and Pillars are some of the great sights for you to see. Showing off some of the most accessible examples of exposed rhyolite found in the Gawler Ranges and the hard work put in by the men of old to collect a valuable supply of water. You can also drive or walk to the summit of Mount Ive for a spectacular view over the ranges.

Lake Gairdner
access to the edge of the stunning Lake Gairdner is available by 2×4 and 4×4. Called by some as the jewel in the crown of South Australia’s scenic sights, this pure white salt lake is over 150km long and up to 48km across. The salt can be up to 1.2m thick in places and due to its thickness, the surface is hard even when covered in water. The lake is fed by six ephemeral creeks and is mostly dry throughout the year. It stands in stark contrast to the surrounding orange rocks and sand and is a mecca for photographers.

We have a wide range of birds that are resident or visit the station including the Western & Short-tailed Grasswrens, Mulga & Port Lincoln Parrots, Crimson & White-fronted Chats, White-fronted & Pied Honeyeaters, Splendid & White-wing Fairywrens to name a few. The Station is one of the few accessible sites where the Short-tailed Grasswren (a South Aust endemic) can be found. Like all grasswrens, it is best to search for them early morning when there is little wind. The Western Grasswren can be seen in the bluebush around the dam near the homestead. The honeyeaters frequent the flowering Eremophila on the edge of Lake Gairdner.

Other Flora & Fauna
You can find a full list of species previously observed on our property by visiting NatureMaps – ©
South Australian Department of Environment. 

All you need to do is open NatureMaps, select Flora Tools (or Fauna Tools), create a simple list, Select Area of Interest as Pastoral Station and choose Mount Ive. This will generate a Spreadsheet list for you to download or view. 

Stay with us

There is a great range of accommodation options at Mt Ive , have a look at the options below

Little Stone Hut

Our restored hut is fully self-contained and air conditioned. You have your own bathroom, kitchenette, BBQ and firepit.  

Shearers Quarters & Stone Rooms

Our Shearers Quarters and Stone rooms all share communal Kitchen and bathroom facilities. The stone rooms have linen provided and
air-conditioning during the warmer months. The shearers quarters offer a basic room and bed (BYO linen). 


We have both powered and unpowered camping available at the homestead which includes BBQ facilities and firepits (BYO wood or collect your own from our property). Lots of shady trees are around and plenty of space to stretch out. There are also a number of Bush Camps for those who wish to stay out a bit further. 


Track Package (Lake + All tracks) – $55
Lake Gardner Road Access Maintenance Fee – $30
Individual Track – $10

$28 per night (2 Adults)
$10 per additional adult
$5 per child (5-15)

Un-powered/Bush Camping
$10 per person per night
$5 per child (5-15)

Children under 5 are free

Various room configurations available (inc double, twin, bunk and Family Rooms)

Double/Twin (<=2 People) – $65
Extra Adult $10
Child (5-15) $10
Children under 5 are free

If required linen/bedding can be hired (per bed) $15

Various room configurations available

Double/Twin (<=2 People) – $110
Extra Adult $35
Child (5-15) $20
Children under 5 are free

Queen bed (2 adults) – $160 per night

Getting to Mount Ive Station

Mt Ive is located in the Gawler Ranges in South Australia which is approximately 200kms west of Port Augusta and 500kms from Adelaide (refer to below map)

You can get to Mt Ive via a number of different routes:
Iron Knob – 128kms
Kingoonya – 231kms
Kimba – 99kms
Wudinna (through the Gawler Ranges NP) – 142kms
Minnipa – 130kms
Wirrulla – 181kms

We have an airstrip located right at the homestead, if you need any details on this please get in touch with us. 

Please give us a call if you need help with your planning or have any questions, we’re happy to go through the options and give you some ideas. 

Ensure you also check the South Australian Outback Roads Report prior to coming out.  We are located in a regional area of the state and so telephone coverage is not available here.
In an emergency as you get closer, you can contact the station using the UHF Repeater/Duplex station Channel 7 


373 Mount Ive Road, 
Mount Ive SA 5717
(via Iron Knob – Yardea Road, Gawler Ranges)

Contact us

Phone: +61 8 8648 1817
Fax +61 8 8648 1811
Post: PMB 16, Pt Augusta SA 5701