What others have said...
“Truely great service, lovely views and a nice cosy stay. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice quiet stay and a few kangaroos”
“Thanks again Heather for the great hospitality and making our experience amazing. Hope to see you next time around :)”
Catherine July 2018
“Do yourself a favour and dont stay in Port Augusta and stay at the wonderful Catninga its just up the road. So glad we did. Old railway carriage has so much character and well appointed. The walk up through the gully behind carriage and then beyond to Mt Brown is one of our favourite walks now. Stunning views of the flinders ranges and spencer gulf. Great communication with Heather the host. If we were ever nearby we would love to stay again.”
Narelle June 2018
Catninga Station is a special slice of the outback. Even though our stay was brief, we enjoyed the beautiful sunset, emu and kangaroo encounters and the warm welcome of our hosts Heather and Brian. The accommodation was cosy and clean and the Station's chooks provided us with beautiful free range eggs we had for our breakfast.
Brad & Marcia November 2017
Our family of 4 stayed at Catninga Hut on lovely Heather & Brian's Catninga Station. At the base of Mt Brown, along the Hysen Trail, it is a piece of paradise. The 4WD trip to get to the hut was magnificent. Saw cows, kangaroos, emus, goats, eagles, lizards, kookaburras & stars galore at night. The property is beautiful with gorgeous gums and hills, even views of the ocean to Port Augusta. The hut has everything you need but think of Robinson Crusoe. We loved the experience and will certainly be back.
"Peaceful, amazing views and absolutely stunning resting place"
J F Nov 16
"This is one place where you get so much more than you were expecting."
J & C Sept 16
"So glad we came here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Lovely place, lots of character, stunning scenery and beautiful sunsets. Not to mention the wonderful hosts! Thanks so much Brian and Heather for the great and interesting chat and for sharing and showing your magnificent property!
Richard & Leah May 16
"Thanks so much for your hospitality and delightful use of your train carriage in such a beautiful setting.
So nice to enjoy the peace and quiet and take in the magnificent views our Heavenly Father has created for our enjoyment.
Was lovely to have a little shower of rain and we hope there's more to come. The scenery is such an amazing contrast to the hills, mountains and rainforests of Tassie. Enjoyed all the wildlife as well as your beautiful horses and we look forward to beef supplies also. Thanks for the chats and we wish you every success for future ventures. Much appreciation"
Alan & Bek Tasmania April 15
"What a stunning setting for weary travellers to stop!
So very peaceful and a spectacular sunset. Loved 'happy hour' on the verandah enjoying the view, and your great company! Also love the cottage so full of character and unique but full of comfort and light and bright. Just wish we could linger longer! Thanks for having us at Catninga - highly recommend! We'll see you again!"
Melissa, Murray & Jock from Sydney NSW 16/1/2015
"A fantastic stay with Heather & Brian! A magnificent place, Catninga is an exceptionally special place to enjoy this beautiful landscape. Heather & Brian are fantastic hosts with knowledge and love of the local area which they are happy to share. The railway cabin has everything you would need for a comfortable nights sleep and home cooked food is delicious. The jewel in the crown is the 4wd tour which we would encourage all stayers to take. The drive to Catninga Hut is breathtaking and the walk to the top of Mt Brown is rewarded with a stunning view of the surrounding area. A thoroughly enjoyable place with hosts that we could spend hours with, listening to their yarns of rural experience. Thank you Heather and Brian!"
Jen and Harry 25/10/2014
"A very relaxing stay with Brian and Heather. They went beyond our expectations with great conversation and great food. The carriage was exceptional accommodation and very comfortable. We loved the 4WD track with its exceptional views and atmosphere. The Hut was a nice stop and would be a great place to stay. Thank you."
Neil & Leanne Sept 2014
"Thank you Heather and Brian for sharing this amazing property with us for the past three days. Had a wonderful trip to Catninga Hut and a walk to the summit Mt Brown followed by a great BBQ lunch. Saturday had a quiet day on the flat. Walked to the soak, fed the chooks and goats and finished with a camp oven dinner. Thank you again, even the bed enveloped us with a comfortable sleep."
David August 2014
"Beautiful, amazing, awesome experience - the whole 3 days was without doubt one of our best holidays ever. Thank you so much Heather & Brian for the chance to enjoy this magnificent part of the world. We cannot wait to plan our next trip up here."
"Thank you for a fantastic trip. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed the beautiful winter weather and hospitality of Heather and Brian. Our hike up to Mount Brown was eventful but fortunately the only sacrifice was Chris's hat that blew off! We ate like kings thanks to the excellent cooking by Heather and Brian and particularly enjoyed our camp fire stew and the 4x4 trip lunch at the shed. Thanks for making this a memorable trip away, will be back!"
Paula & Chris June 2014
"What a beautiful spot. So quiet, so peaceful; just what I needed. The views are amazing and I have enjoyed my stay immensely. Even the lovely rain. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and friendship. I hope to get back to Catninga soon."
"Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. We love your stories and enjoyed the carriage and hut in the hills. Good luck with your ventures.
Trish & Frank Sept 2013
"What an amazing place to stay!! Huge thanks to Heather & Brian for their hospitality. The 4WD trip was amazing (although scary at times! ha ha) We thoroughly enjoyed our time here at Catninga! We will be back."
Patrick & Jenni April 2014
"Excellent country hospitality all set in the most magnificent countryside. Had some good walks, saw some good birds, sat on the front porch and watched the world go by! Had a great time, only saw 4 people all weekend. Where else could you do that at Easter! We too will be back! Thanks very much"