Under the Mount (Established 2015) is run by two passionate mountain bikers, Don and Kristen Norton.  Having experienced some of the best mountain biking destinations they returned to Melrose, a place which they have visited for many years to introduce purpose built accommodation for mountain bikers. Under the Mount is also suitable for all visitors, regardless of their reason for visiting this beautiful part of the world!

Under the Mount provides accommodation for up to 26 people in dorm and ensuite style rooms with a communal meeting area with kitchen facilities and a separate barn style lounge/games area. Located within walking distance to all the essential attractions within the township of Melrose.

Just ask how we can make your next visit to the town one to remember!

Exciting news!!!!!  We now are proud to announce a new addition to our business.  "Beyond The Mount".  Now offering tours/shuttles of various types.  Head over to our website. 

The Remarkable Epic Trail is now open!  See our website below to get more details on an Epic Adventure based in Melrose. Multiple dates available or enquire for optional ones.





Melrose is one of the most picturesque locations in the Southern Flinders Ranges, with plenty to do for the whole family!



Melrose is a busy and vibrant country community – a phrase that isn’t often heard when venturing off the beaten track in Australia. Filled with a number of passionate locals, the town of Melrose is constantly buzzing with events all year round. An excellent stopover for a rest day whilst cycling the Maswon Trail or hiking the Heysen trail. Please refer to the below events and dates, keeping in mind that you may need to book early if you intend to visit us on of the weekends – however don’t be worried, regardless of whether or not there is an event, Melrose always delivers the goods!

  • Melrose Easter Tennis Tournament - Easter Long weekend
  • Fat Tyre Festival - June Long weekend
  • King of The Mount- Running Festival - 25th May 2024
  • 18/6hrs of Melrose - 10pm Friday the 25th of August throught to 4pm Saturday the 26th of August!


Where do we even begin – we could go on for days! To keep it short though, Melrose is one of the most picturesque locations in the Southern Flinders Ranges, with plenty to do for the whole family!

With a constant and evolving events calendar, some of the best mountain biking trails in all of South Australia, plenty of beautiful hikes and gentle walks nearby and an excellent taste of the Flinders Ranges for those with time constraints. Melrose is only a three hour drive from Adelaide and has all the essential amenities to keep visitors happy – two pubs in one country town, what more could you ask for?!



If you would like to explore the region more there is plenty of information in here:






Under the Mount is also suitable for all visitors, regardless of their reason for visiting this beautiful part of the world!



Featuring six ensuite rooms – We have four rooms perfect for either a couple or two singles, two rooms suitable for a family.  They have a King Ensemble bed and two king singles.   We also offer two bunk rooms (one of which is disabled access) accommodating up to 5 people in each. Under the Mount features laundry facilities for all guests and access to our two communal meeting areas with full kitchen facilities. When the sun sets, guests are welcome to make use of the outdoor fire areas, including BBQs and camp ovens, fire season permitting.


Ensuite Facilities:

  • Sleeps up to two or four dependant on room selected
  • Air conditioned
  • Bar fridge
  • Television
  • Hairdryer (available on request)


Bunk room facilities:

  • Sleep up to Five.  Bunk room two can be configured have a King Ensemble along with three single beds. (one child more can be put on a matteress if required)
  • Air conditioned
  • Ensuite bathroom


Mountain Bike Facilities:

  • Various areas for storing mountain bikes
  • Workshop area
  • Wash down area
  • Our very own Pump Track!

Tesla car destination charging also available.  Free when staying overnight!  

Sorry - No Pets allowed




Ensuite rooms x 4  (Can either have a King Ensemble or two king singles)
Price for 2 people $125 per night

Ensuite rooms x 2  (King Ensemble in one room & two king singles in other room)

Price for 2 Adults & 2 Children $165 per night
2 night min weekends and school holidays (During January though to end of February 1 night bookings are accepted) • 3 night minimum for long weekend •

Bunk Rooms x 2 (1 x disabled access)
Price for 5 people $180 per night whole room per night.  Works out to only $36 per person (Negotiable if less people in room)

Entire price for whole accommodation available on request.



Where the bloody hell is Melrose?
Located three hours out of Adelaide, Melrose can be found in the Southern Flinders Ranges – at the base of Mount Remarkable National Park. Only 20 minutes drive from Alligator Gorge, Melrose is a great stepping stone to the heart of the Flinders Ranges – click here to see us on the map.

Do I need to bring my own bike lock?
Yes, however if you do forget, we will have spares!

Do I bring my own linen?
All linen is provided in both the bunk rooms and the ensuite rooms

Can I bring pets?
Unfortunately no.  As there maybe other people staying that do not love your pet as much as you!

Is it ok to roll out a swag?
We do not offer this facility as it competes with the caravan park.  If you are staying here and have someone else staying at the caravan park they are very welcome to socialise at with you at Under The Mount.

Do you have a coffee machine/plunger?
We do provide a 6 cup plunger and also have a Caffitally coffee pod machine in the communual kitchen.  BYO Caffitally pods or ground coffee.


contact us

Feel free to contact us to provide some feedback, give us suggestions, or to just say hello!

We also take bookings enquiries, through this form.


0409 093 649

9-11 Jacka Street, enter via Whitby Street (PO Box 92) Melrose SA 5483

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