About Meaney’s Rest


Meaney’s rest is a spacious 3 bedroom self-contained cottage that was built in 1883 and has been recently fully restored to it’s former glory, and more. It offers the luxury of all modern amenities combined with the charm of yesteryear.

The polished Baltic pine and solid Jarrah floors set against the spectacular local sandstone walls showcase the perfect atmosphere for a romantic weekend away, family holiday or getaway.

Meaney’s Rest is also the perfect location for a quick stop over or an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions and natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges; including the breathtaking peaks of Wilpena Pound (the highest mountain in the Flinders Ranges, St Mary Peak), the rich Aboriginal Heritage, the history of the old Ghan railway, the many wild flowers and a host of native fauna.

Located in the heart of Hawker, Meaney’s Rest is within very close proximity to the local shops, Hotel, pool, scenic walks, and Jeff Morgan Gallery (featuring a full panorama painting of Wilpena pound)


Our Services

Meaney’s Rest provides all the services you need for your home away from home.

Hotel-style toiletries/dressing gowns/slippers, linen, cookware/plates/cutlery and even a basic pantry of condiments/sauces/mayo etc are supplied for your use along with a selection of teas.  One of our latest additions is a Nespresso coffee machine for your use (whilst some pods are provided, please feel free to bring your own favourite flavours)

Netflix and a selection of Premium Foxtel channels on two separate televisions are yours to enjoy.  Google home devices in each bedroom and the lounge room give you access to over 10 million songs, or you can use our jukebox with it’s old time charm.  A Super Nintendo Game system (to relive the 90s) along with a selection of board/card games and jigsaw puzzles give you plenty of family activities for a night in after a hard day of exploring the fabulous Flinders Ranges or to keep your children amused.


Fully Furnished

Recently fully restored, Meaney’s Rest offers the luxury of all modern amenities combined with the charm of yesteryear.  A washing machine (and powder) are provided for your use.


Free Wifi

Free unlimited wifi is provided so you can stay connected with friends and family whilst in the Australian outback.



Meaney’s Rest is located in the heart of Hawker and surrounded by the wondrous natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges.  You’ll be only a few minute walk from the Hawker Pub, Flinders Food Co (try the Kangaroo Steak Sandwich!), the Hawker General Store and quite literally a stone’s throw from the renowned Jeff Morgan Gallery


Family Friendly

Meaney’s has plenty of room for the family with close proximity to local shops, pool and scenic walks. Reverse cycle airconditioners in every bedroom and the lounge room keep you and your family toasty warm in winter and beautifully cool in summer.


A must stay cottage when visiting the Flinders Ranges. Home away from home with thoughtful and well presented decor. Convenient to the major attractions in the area, nestled in the centre of the outback town of Hawker. Presentation and cleanliness is 10 out of 10.
Booking the accommodation was very easy and we got exactly what was advertised. House was easy to find and very well equipped for all needs. Would have liked to have had better heating in living area. It was efficient but very noisy. Each bedroom had new heating/cooling which was very quiet. Beds very comfortable and beautiful linen and doonas. House is very comfortably furnished and I would recommend it to couples or families.
We stayed here for three nights whilst making day trips around the Flinder’s Ranges. Large house to accommodate groups. We used two rooms. Well appointed kitchen and bathroom with spa. Split systems in the bedrooms and electric blankets. Very comfortable sleep each night.
The house has everything you could want for a short or long stay. We had to cut our stay short by one day because South Australia was experiencing record storms and power cuts, but we’d definitely stay there again.  Immaculately clean with some lovely, personal touches – like the juke box and teddy bears in one of the bedrooms. Lovely living room and verandah along front and side of house. Perfect for touring the Flinders Ranges, the property has everything you could want. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and it’s located near all the facilities in Hawker – bearing in mind that Hawker is a very small town! When we arrived there was no power (anywhere in the state!) but Phil, one of the owners, provided us with industrial strength torches. We had to cut our stay short because of the possibility of not being able to get back to Adelaide due to storms and potential floods but we will definitely stay there again next time we head for the Flinders.