Facilities at Yunta include a hotel offering meals and accommodation, two roadhouses (one with caravan sites), Post Office, Rural Transaction Centre offering internet access, Police Station, air strip and a primary school. A rest area with public toilets is located opposite the hotel. There is a dump point located between the railway line and the highway at the south western end of town, just prior to the 25 kph school zone speed limit sign.
Today Yunta is a small service centre for travellers and the surrounding properties. Yunta also provides an alternate route to the Flinders Ranges and beyond, with an unsealed dry weather road which will take you past the Waukaringa ruins. From here you can head towards Hawker, or around ten kilometres after the ruins, take a northerly road towards Lake Frome and onwards to join the Arkaroola road between Chambers Gorge and Balcanoona.
Fourteen kilometres east of Peterborough, we joined the Barrier Highway, eleven kilometres south of Oodla Wirra.
One the south side of Oodla Wirra, the Fruit Fly quarantine station helps keep the horticultural industry in South Australia fruit fly free. Please respect all quarantine zones and points, whether manned inspection station or not. Photos looking south, back to the station.
Oodla Wirra has little more than a small hotel and a few houses. A former roadhouse is closed. The Halfway Hotel name signifies that Oodla Wirra is half way between Adelaide and Broken Hill. A former railway tank is all that remains of the railway siding.