The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

Please note

There are roadworks taking place near the entrance of the park from 22 October 2014 until 12 November 2014. This may cause some short delays.

The bluff known as the Dutchmans Stern, located 10km north east of Quorn, is a prominent landmark. Home to a host of plants and animals, the Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park has plenty of walking trails to explore the rugged landscape.

Make your way to the summit via the Dutchmans Stern hiking trail. The summit offers spectacular views of Spencer Gulf, surrounding ranges and the Willochra Plain. The Heysen Trail also winds its way through the park.

Extend your visit overnight at the old homestead or shearers' quarters located within the park.


Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park is located 10km north west of Quorn. Access is via Arden Vale Road.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Camping and accommodation

For a unique experience stay overnight in a classic 1950s Australian Homestead or shearers’ quarters, or get back to basics and find a secluded spot to pitch your tent among the park’s steep ranges and deep gorges.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8634 7068

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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