Historic and picturesque Blinman, nestled in the central Flinders Ranges, is the highest town in South Australia.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town began with the discovery of copper in 1859 and commencement of mining in 1862. Blinman Mine is today a popular visitor attraction with tours available below ground.replacenewlinereplacenewlineAt its peak the population of Blinman was over 1500 . Today this peaceful settlement has a permanent population of just 22, plus residents of the surrounding pastoral properties. Despite its small size, Blinman services include a General Store, Post Office Agency and the North Blinman Hotel with accommodation and dining.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThere is also a range of visitor accommodation on surrounding properties and cottage accommodation within the town.replacenewlinereplacenewlineBlinman is an ideal central base from which to explore one of Australia’s most magnificent scenic regions. It is a perfect stop over on the way to Arkaroola and the spectacular northern Flinders Ranges.

Images around Blinman SA 5730

Around Blinman SA 5730

Our Picks on what to Do in Blinman SA

Moolooloo Station

Angorichina Station

Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks

Blinman Mine

Our Picks on where to Stay in Blinman SA

Blinman Cottage

Blinman Hotel

Rose Cottage

Our Picks on what to Eat in Blinman SA

The Miners Crib Cafe Bakery

Blinman General Store

Shopping in Blinman SA

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 610m
  • Population: 35
  • State electorate(s): Stuart
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1864
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Arkaroola SA 5701 (208 km, 3 hrs 13 mins)
Hawker SA 5434 (107 km, 1 hr 15 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Blinman SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.