About Innamincka

Innamincka is 1,065 km northeast of Adelaide and 459 km from Lyndhurst up the Strzelecki Track.  Today, the town has a permanent population of around 12 people.

The Innamincka Hotel is an experience in its own right, but we also help our visitors to experience outback culture and explore the fascinating history of the area.  We’re a gateway to:

  • our natural heritage – the Innamincka Regional Reserve is home to 1.3 million hectares of various land types, over 200 bird species, native animals, and the world’s most venomous snake, the Inland Taipan
  • our indigenous heritage – the area is rich with sites and stories of the Yandruwandha – Yawarrawarrka  people who are the traditional custodians
  • our pastoral heritage –  the area was opened up to white settlement in the 1870s and became home to sheep and cattle holdings, with Innamincka an important stop on two stock routes: the Strzelecki Track to Maree, and the Bore Track to Broken Hill
  • our explorer heritage – Innamincka is crucial to the story of Robert Burke and William Wills who, in 1860-61, led a calamity-strewn expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria.