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Special memories of the Flinders begin here!

Located in the heart of Quorn in the majestic Flinders Ranges you will find a home away from home with us at Quandong Cafe & Apartments. Our accommodation has been built with all the self contained creature comforts you will ever need whilst enjoying your stay in the Flinders Ranges, suitable for singles, couples and families.

Be tempted by the smells coming from our cafe just next door to your accommodation. The cafe is open everyday from 8am – 4pm (except Tuesdays) and our menu is set to impress your taste buds. There is a delicious and diverse range of fresh, homemade food which can be made to order and to suit all dietary requirements.

You must stop in and try one of our magnificent Quandong menu items along with our heartwarming coffee selections and the many refreshing drink options available to soothe all types of thirsts.

Pop in and see us and perhaps take a tour of our accommodation while you are here, Pat will be happy to show you through,
and we know when you visit us, you will want to stay!

Apartments

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The Quandong Apartments in Quorn are the perfect place for your next visit to the beautiful Flinders Ranges.

With three individual apartments all fully self contained you will have everything you need while exploring the area.

If you have an event or occasion coming up contact us to make your night something to remember –
Wedding nights, anniversaries, a birthday or just a special night out we can tailor make a package for you.

The Sundowner

This apartment was named after the movie “The Sundowners” which was filmed locally in 1960.  It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and starred Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum.  The one bedroom apartment can accommodate two adults. It has an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area and includes an ensuite bathroom. The Sundowner is a very comfortable, quiet apartment with everything you need whilst visiting our beautiful location in Quorn.

Facilities:

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • TV in Bedroom & Lounge
  • DVD, CD Player
  • Full Kitchen with Microwave, Full Size Oven & Electric Cook Top
  • Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • All Linen Provided
  • Secure Off Street Parking

$160.00 per night (2 people)
$140.00 for extra nights
sleeps maximum of 2 people

The Shiralee

This apartment was named after the famous Australian movie “The Shiralee” which was filmed in Quorn.  It can accommodate up to 4 people  with a Queen bed in the living area and two singles in the bedroom.  The Shiralee offers an open plan kitchen and dining area with a bathroom accesible via the second bedroom

Facilities:

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • TV in Bedroom & Lounge
  • DVD, CD Player
  • Full Kitchen with Microwave, Full Size Oven & Electric Cook Top
  • Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • All Linen Provided
  • Secure Off Street Parking

$160.00 per night (2 people)
$140.00 for extra nights
sleeps maximum of 4 people
($20 per night per extra person)

The Flinders

Named after the spectacular Flinders Ranges this two bedroom apartment can sleep up to four people. With a Queen size bed in one room and two singles in the second bedroom the Flinders offers the perfect space for a family. It has an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with modern facilities & a bathroom with a shower, hip bath and toilet as well as an additional separate toilet. Guests can also enjoy an undercover outdoor table and chairs.

Facilities:

  • Queen Size Bed in Bedroom 1
  • 2 Single Beds in Bedroom 2
  • 3 Way Bathroom with 2 Toilets
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • TV in Bedrooms & Lounge
  • DVD, CD Player
  • Full Kitchen with Microwave, Full Size Oven & Electric Cook Top
  • Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • All Linen Provided
  • Outdoor Table & Chairs
  • Secure Off Street Parking
  • Disabled Access

$210.00 per night (2 people) $190.00 for extra nights
sleeps maximum of 4 people
($20 per night per extra person)

Cafe

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The Quandong Café provides a
warm friendly experience with beautiful home made food.

You can enjoy breakfast, morning tea, a delicious lunch or just call in for a coffee and a piece of our famous Quandong Pie.

With a fire burning during winter and air conditioning to keep you cool during summer you can enjoy the Quandong Cafe all year round.

GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE

Enquire Now!

or call in if you would like to organise a Gift Voucher

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Our Story

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QUANDONG CAFE has been an institution of food and coffee within Quorn since 1995. It was one of the first buildings to bring coffee culture to the Flinders Ranges and has continued to do so through the eyes of many owners, upgrades and remodels.

Our luxury QUANDONG APARTMENTS were added by one of the more recent owners, as they realised the growing need for accommodation for travellers and small families. Patricia Gilbert had worked for the manager and cooked cakes for the café over a period of 10 years while her young family were at school.

PAT took ownership of the Quandong Café in November 2016, with the support of her son Tyler, as the Barista. Since reopening they have tried to retain the menu classics that have become staples for travellers and locals alike such as the ‘famous’ QUANDONG PIE and Quandong cheesecake, but also offering new and fresh ideas with their seasonal menu.

The Quandong café is in a constant state of development and growth and is now staffed by a small but remarkable team of local women and youth, 6 days a week, 50 weeks of the year.

If its coffee, homemade cakes, food on the go or a luxury night’s stay you are looking for, stop in for a visit and say hey, the staff are always HAPPY for a chat or ready to impart some local knowledge. XX

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What is a Quandong?

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The Quandong, also known as “the native peach” is a unique Australian fruit. A small, ripe red fruit it stands out across any outback landscape. It has been an important food source for indigenous Australians and was often used as a substitute for meat.

It can be eaten raw or dried, and on its own it can be quite tart or sour. Over the years it has been used for medicinal purposes as a Quandong has twice the amount of vitamin C of an orange.

Encased in the Quandong seed is an oil rich kernel that can be crushed and used on the skin. The wood from the slow growing trees can also be used for making bowls and artwork.

At the Quandong Café we prefer to use the Quandong for something that tastes delicious! Quandong Cheesecake, Quandong Pie or a Quandong Milkshake – all made on premises this is a great way to try this unique fruit. We have also sourced local producers who make Quandong Jam and Syrup which we use in our cooking and can be purchased from the Cafe.

Things to do in Quorn

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Pichi Richi Railway

Take a full-day or half-day trip aboard a restored steam or heritage diesel train on the original Ghan route between Port Augusta and Quorn.

Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours

Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours offer extensive tailor made tour packages to suit your personal interests eg photography, geology, bird watching, wild flowers, wild life etc

Quorn Heritage Walk

Experience a self-guided walk around Quorn to view the many heritage buildings.

The town of Quorn was established in 1878, when the Great Northern Railway reached the town.

Quorn Foothill Flora Walk

Experience some of the native Flinders Ranges flora on this short walk.

As at 2017, the trail and reserve is lacking some love and maintenance, but nonetheless the walk is enjoyable to see native flora.

Contact & Booking Requests

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Phone:

(08) 8648 6155 or 0432 113 473

Address:

31 First Street
Quorn, South Australia

Opening Hours:

Wed – Mon from 8am-4pm
Closed on Tuesday (except during school holidays when we open every day)

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