Mount Dare Hotel - SA

  Station Stay


DEG: -26.068945 135.247452
DMS: 26º 04' 8.2" S 135º 14' 50.83" E
UTM: 53 J 7116657mN 524750mE
Altitude: 156.96m


Address & Contact

Mount Dare RdWitjira SA 5734
Phone: +61 8 86707835


Mt Dare Hotel is situated on the western edge of the Simpson Desert just 10km south of the Northern Territory border.

Mt Dare Hotel no longer runs as a cattle station; the property was taken over by National Parks and Wildlife in 1984, when it then became the Witjira National Park. In 1989 the Department for Environment & Natural resources (as it is now known) no longer needed the Homestead area and set it up as a lease for tourism. The only service available within the Witjira National Park and the Simpson Desert Conservation Park is at Mt Dare, now known as the Mt Dare Hotel. No Park Pass is required if you only want to visit the Mt Dare Hotel, however a Pass is required for the Dalhousie Springs and the Simpson Desert.

Our friendly staff are here to give you advice on just about anything, but most importantly we know this region and can help you experience as much of it as you can.

Set amongst natural bush, our spacious campground provides various sized sites catering for tents, caravans, campervans or swags. Native trees provide shade and privacy giving an air of peace and tranquillity. Toilet and hot shower facilities are provided. There are no powered sites.

Please collect fire wood for camp fires before entering the Witjira National Park and arriving at Mt Dare.

Accommodation consists of 2 en suite cabins,4 standard cabins with no bathroom and 2 dormitory cabins

The two en suite cabins have queen beds, with a set of double bunks in a seperate room in one, and a single bed in a seperate room in the other.

There are three standard cabins with a double bed and a double bunk, and another with a double with a single overhead as well as a set of double bunks.

There are two more dormitory cabins with four single beds in each.

There is tea & coffee facilities in the standard cabins and a fridge in all rooms.

Meals are available from the bar. The scotch fillet is a winner everytime or you may prefer a chicken dish, lasagne or fish meal. All are accompanied by chips and salad or vegetables. Breakfast dishes range from continental to full cooked breakfast and our special bacon & egg sandwich. We have a full bar with 13 different beers, red & white wines and spirits. Take-away is available. You may like to try our espresso coffee made with freshly roasted beans.

The Mt Dare Hotel Garage not only has fuel but also stocks a range of automotive fluids and can carry out auto repairs. A vehicle recovery service is also available.

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Closest Weather Station

Oodnadatta at 14/11:00am CST
Distance from Mount Dare Hotel 166.33km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Mount Dare Hotel 166.33km S
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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