Unique holiday accommodation steeped in history and located in the historic centre of Quorn, in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Available for short or long term stay, this beautifully presented former SBSA Branch with Managers Residence features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette and two large sitting rooms, with off-street parking. Fully air-conditioned. Electric barbeque available by arrangement. Kitchenette has combination microwave & convection oven, refrigerator, toaster, kettle and cooktop.
* The Savings Bank of South Australia opened a branch in the important northern centre of Quorn in 1909. The SBSA later became the State Bank of South Australia and then a Bank SA branch before it closed on 13th September 1997. Now refurnished and comfortable accomodation providing the perfect base for exploring the surrounding towns and area.
* Quorn is the Gateway to the beautiful Central and Northern Flinders Ranges
* More than 40 movies and films have been made in this picturesque area
* Home of the historic Pichi Richi Railway, museum, railway yards and station.
Easter weekends - minimum stay 3 nights
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Quorn was surveyed by Godfrey Walsh and proclaimed a town on 16 May 1878. The township covered an area of 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi) and was laid out in squares in a manner similar to the state's capital city, Adelaide. Governor Jervois reputedly bestowed the name 'Quorn' because his private secretary at the time had come from the Parish of Quorndon in the UK.
Quorn was established as a station on the Port Augusta and Government Gums Railway, which eventually extended to Alice Springs. The principal workshops for the railway were located in Quorn, and Quorn was the major railway crossroads for trains passing east to west and north to south in Australia, prior to construction of the Port Pirie to Pt Augusta railway in 1937.
Quorn has many attractive and historic buildings and houses and four hotels including the Transcontinental and the (former) Grand Junction Hotel whose names reflect the railway heritage of the town.
The Savings Bank of South Australia opened a branch in Quorn in 1906. The Bank became the Bank SA branch before closing in 2002.
The building has been renovated and is now available as comfortable holiday accommodation, centrally located at the gateway to the the Central and Northern Flinders Ranges, and within walking distance of four pubs, supermarket, bookshop, art galleries, craft shops, laundromat, post office, newsagent, butcher, chemist, Quorn Visitor Information Centre and the Pichi Richi Railway Station.
This beautifully presented former SBSA Branch with Managers Residence features 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette and two large sitting rooms, with off-street parking. Ground floor rooms are air-conditioned. Electric barbeque available.
There are easy drives to Warren Gorge on a recently sealed road, and day trips to Brachina Gorge, Wilpena Pound, Blinman, Hawker, Cradock (renowned for sunsets, pub food and art), Hammond, Bruce, Melrose, Moockra Tower and Laura.
Wilpena Pound is a world class geological feature and park well worth a scenic flight available from many surrounding points.
Interested in walks, movies, (>40 movies filmed in & around Quorn), see historical towns like Cradddock, Kanyaka and Hawker, Scenery and walks at Wilpena Pound, Pichi Richi Railway, and the PRR yards and its original historic railway station, Powell arid gardens. Make sure you spend a few days exploring Quorn town and surrounds, Quorn is the perfect base for day trips.