Mt. Ive Homestead - South Australia

Mt. Ive Homestead is located approximately 34 kilometers from the edge of the second largest salt lake in Australia, Lake Gairdner and about 2 hours from Port Augusta. The Lake is part of a National Park and access to the lake is restricted by South Australian Government, Department of Environment and Heritage. Mt. Ive provides the only point of public access to the lake. It is also the closest point of accommodation for the many visitors, film crews and competitors to the lake.


Your hosts at Mt. Ive homestead are are Joy and Len Newton, The homestead has various accommodation offerings including the Stone Rooms (made up with sheets, quilts etc) and Shearers Quarters which are located next to the Communal Kitchen, Dining/Recreation room and BBQ area and our camping areas which has powered and un-powered sites with gazebo for shade and shelter (firewood available in season). At the homestead, there is a basic kiosk, liquor store and fuel supply. EFTPOS is available.

Apart from camping we also have fuel for sale and the Spinifex bar for sale of alcohol , also hot showers .

There is also a small dirt airstrip suitable for light planes


During Race-week ONLY, there is a canteen open at the edge of the lake which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a small kiosk with drinking water and bottled water available.

ALL OTHER TIMES OF THE YEAR please bring your own food to Mt Ive or organise to have food supplied ahead of time which can be done by contacting our staff at least a week before arrival.

For booking and further information contact the homestead.

The Dry Lakes Racers Australia would like to acknowledge the generous support and assistance from the Mt. Ive Homestead in conducting Speed Week in March each year.


Note: No dogs or pets are allowed on the lake as it is a National Park.


Go to the Mt. Ive Homestead website.


Mt Ive Station
PMB 16
Port Augusta South Australia 5710
Phone (08) 8648 1817 Fax (08) 8648 1811


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