Arckaringa Station


Arckaringa Station is situated 140km north of Coober Pedy on the Painted Desert Road and has an area of 2750 square kilometres.

Alex and Minnie McLeod owned Arckaringa from 1914 to 1943. In 1943 Mrs Brown, who already owned Mount Willoughby Station, purchased Arckaringa.

Bill Fleming was head stockman for Mrs Brown at Mount Willoughby. In 1960 he and his sister Marie, grandchildren of Mrs Brown, took over Arckaringa. Bill and his wife, Bonnie managed Arckaringa, and at some stage, they bought Marie’s share of the station. 

For many years, Bill Fleming mustered and drove the sale cattle to Warrina and Oodnadatta rail sidings, often leaving Bonnie home at the station with her two small children, for up to three weeks at a time. 

In 1989 the Williams family purchased Arckaringa.


Arckaringa Station's Details

Arckaringa Station is situated on the Painted Desert Road 100 km from Oodnadatta, and 80 km east of Cadney Homestead. It is 1000 km north of Adelaide. It is predominantly gibber tableland country. The Arckaringa Creek traverses the property offering excellent flood out in favourable seasons. It is run as an outstation of Mount Barry. The Painted Desert is situated 13 km from the homestead. Camping and cabin accommodation is available at the homestead.

Manager: Paul Quinn
Location: 142 km north east of Coober Pedy on the Painted Desert Road in South Australia.
Operations: Breeding and fattening in season
Usual employee numbers: Manager

Cattle numbers: 2100
Area: 2750 square kilometres
Annual rainfall: 150 mm


Phone: (08) 86707992
Postal Address: Arckaringa Station, PMB 4, Coober Pedy, 5723


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